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Belarus takes tentative steps westwards

February 4, 2020

Former Soviet state Belarus is continuing its modernisation efforts as it leans away from Russia, as Marie Kemplay reports.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

January 29, 2020

As money launderers utilise evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions are responding with sweeping directives.

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Alif Bank looks to further international expansion

January 21, 2020

Khofiz Shakhidi, chairman of the board of directors and Abdullo Kurbanov, CEO and co-founder of Tajikistan-based Alif Capital, discuss the challenges facing frontier market lenders and outline their plans for further growth and international expansion.  

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Ott Vatter: how Estonia's e-Residency is leading the inequality charge

January 2, 2020

The managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme explains how the country's digital identity policy is positioning it as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Swiss franc loans issue continues to plague Polish banks

January 2, 2020

The EU has ruled that Poland's courts will decide whether Swiss franc loans issued locally in 2004 to 2008 were ‘abusive’, leaving banks facing legal action and, potentially, huge losses. 

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Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year

January 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks ranking shows the region's banks are performing steadily. Though Tier 1 capital growth slowed, return on both assets and capital are on an upward trend.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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Belarus’s modernisation push moves up a gear

December 2, 2019

With its infrastructure being overhauled, a renewed focus on SME lending and mobile banking taking off, Belarus appears to be on an upward spiral. 

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