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Mifid II teaser

UK regulators looking to make ‘quick fixes’ to MiFID II

May 6, 2021

Authorities have launched a consultation on the treatment of investment research and reporting requirements.

Port econ

Reforms strengthen Portugal's economy

April 30, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken Portugal’s economy, but the country is in a good position to execute its recovery. 

Port banks

Portugal's banking sector ready for the next chapter

April 30, 2021

Portugal is primed to take on the challenges of recovering from its recession, having learned lessons from past crises.

CBDCs UK

UK leads Europe in exploring the use of CBDCs

April 27, 2021

The UK ranks fifth in the world in efforts to establish a central bank digital currency, according to PwC.

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Turkish banks prepare for turbulence ahead

April 22, 2021

After the firing of Turkey’s central bank governor, the country seems primed for another currency crisis.

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Sweden’s digital revolution driving financial services investment

April 16, 2021

The Nordic country’s efforts to become a cashless society has encouraged foreign investment.

GS UK

Goldman Sachs to open Birmingham, UK office

April 14, 2021

US investment bank plans to employ hundreds of people at its largest UK office outside London.

Brexit teaser

EU and UK agree ‘bare bones’ MoU on financial regulatory co-operation

April 9, 2021

UK had hoped for a more binding deal, but EU does not want to compromise control of its internal market.

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Loan losses at UK banks forecast to fall 40% in 2021

April 8, 2021

S&P Global has yet to see sustained deterioration in UK bank asset quality as country slowly emerges from pandemic.

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London looks to the future

April 1, 2021

Despite ongoing friction with the EU, there is hope the City can move in a new direction as a financial centre.

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