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Supervisors or enforcers: who steers AML in Europe?

October 1, 2018

Even after several revisions, the EU’s anti-money laundering directive does not definitively answer the question of whether a unified EU approach to AML is needed and politically achievable. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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IHS Markit’s $5bn issuance finances Ipreo acquisition

October 1, 2018

Financial analyst IHS Markit chose a quiet time to issue the bond that will bankroll its expansion strategy. David Wigan reports.

The EU's AML report card: Must do better

October 1, 2018

Despite the rhetoric in Europe on tackling money laundering, cases continue to come to light. Politician should act together now, says Stefanie Linhardt. 

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How small Malta makes a big European impact

September 3, 2018

Malta's influence on the wider European financial sector is a significant one. The Banker looks at how the country punches above its weight.

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Malta unveils tools to tackle fintech regulation

September 3, 2018

Malta claims to have established the world’s first regulatory regime for blockchain-enabled services, just as it welcomes a new wave of fintechs and electronic money issuers.

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Turkey’s banks brace as Erdoğan’s new economy creates tremors

September 3, 2018

Strained international relations and the economic interventions of its president are denting confidence in Turkey's economy, putting pressure on its banks.

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Clemens Fuest: A plan to guarantee German prosperity

September 3, 2018

Reforms at home and a strengthening of EU co-operation are crucial to Germany’s continuing economic health, writes the economist and president of the IFO Institute.

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Can Turkey avoid an economic crisis?

September 3, 2018

Turkey's economy has been hit by a plummeting lira, populist policies from its president and a tariff war with the US. The Banker looks at its prospects.

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The Banker's Top 250 EU Banks ranking: Is the capital recovery complete?

September 3, 2018

The Banker’s Top 250 EU Banks ranking shows the resilience of lenders’ capital bases, although profitability is still lacking when viewed in global terms. 

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Are Europe's big fish set to bite in mega-M&A frenzy?

August 31, 2018

Is Europe set for a series of mega-M&As, or will headwinds around the banking union and regional politics stall such deals?

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