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Portuguese banks return favour on financial aid

May 27, 2020

Once recipients of a bailout, banks are now part of effort to keep the economy afloat.

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Portugal acts to protect economy from tourism slump

May 27, 2020

Raft of government initiatives seek to boost economy as key tourism sector plummets.

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What Italy can learn from the rise in digital payments

May 26, 2020

With pandemic driving online activity, the financial sector should support businesses’ digital infrastructure.

EU's Covid-19 response a big step forward

May 22, 2020

The proposal for an EU-wide fund in response to the economic slump caused by Covid-19 is to be welcomed, writes Silvia Pavoni.

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EU regulators lift short selling ban, but could reimpose it

May 19, 2020

Securities regulators coordinate move, but could reinstate in event of extreme volatility.

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Well-capitalised Turkish banks go into business continuity mode

May 15, 2020

Nation’s banks holding up despite crisis on back of sufficient liquidity and developed digital channels.

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UK trade commissioner seeks strong UK-Africa ties

May 13, 2020

UK trade commissioner Emma Wade-Smith remains optimistic about UK-Africa trade.

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Can Cyprus's economy recover from the coronavirus crisis?

May 11, 2020

Can Cyprus keep its admirable record of bouncing back from yet another a crisis?

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Cyprus's banks enter coronavirus crisis in good shape

May 11, 2020

The silver cloud in 2013’s financial problems is that it forced Cypriot banks to reform, putting them in good shape to survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Crédit Agricole CIB uses AI to accelerate data and compliance tasks

May 7, 2020

Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment banking unit has taken a technology-first approach to risk and compliance.

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