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Estonia builds its fintech muscle

April 1, 2019

Estonia has the plan, resources and attitude to become the leading fintech hub in the Baltic region. But can it deliver on its dream?

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Sberbank expands its ecosystem beyond banking

April 1, 2019

Sberbank is striving to become the 'ecosystem of first choice' in Russia, and is branching out into numerous fields while embracing fintech start-ups. 

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Kuwait central banker finds fine balance between prudence and innovation

April 1, 2019

Kuwait's central bank governor talks about preserving the attractiveness of the national currency and harnessing the power of technology while mitigating its risks.

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

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Can EU ambitions power a harmonious future for Bosnia-Herzegovina?

April 1, 2019

Bosnia-Herzegovina applied to join the EU in 2016 but slow progress threatens to thwart its hopes. 

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Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push

April 1, 2019

Egypt's banks enjoy good capital adequacy levels and low loan default rates. Many are eyeing the small business sector and an underbanked populace.

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Is Egypt's tough reform programme paying off?

April 1, 2019

The IMF is ready to launch the next tranche of a $12bn loan package for Egypt, following government attempts to push through economic reforms. 

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Belgium's bond double-dip pays off

April 1, 2019

While Belgium's economy is thriving, supporting its complex regional make-up has driven up debt levels. To this end, the country's debt agency recently launched two long bonds.

Why data must be taxed

April 1, 2019

The collection of data is too important to the global economy to go untaxed, writes Emmanuelle Deglaire of EDHEC Business School.

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Kuwait invests in oil and gas while toeing OPEC line

April 1, 2019

As an OPEC member, Kuwait has agreed on oil production caps and accepted the new normal of low oil prices. The Banker assesses what this means for the country’s ambitions.

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