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Eurozone banks struggle with profitability

April 28, 2020

The latest supervisory data from the ECB shows that eurozone banks had weakened profitability, even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. 

How to fund crisis recovery while protecting the climate

April 14, 2020

The EU could finance a response to Covid-19 and expand its climate commitments.

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Gibraltar digital minister creates a safe space for blockchain

April 10, 2020

Gibraltar’s minister for digital and financial services talks about establishing a regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology firms.

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Can Norway’s Oil Fund chart a course to a greener future?

April 10, 2020

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is trying to reconcile its dependence on fossil fuels and a green future. Peter McGill reports.

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French banks lead field in global push towards adopting green finance

April 6, 2020

Action by France’s banks to create sustainable finance strategies has also built expertise in a fast-growing sector. 

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French banks shore up defences with diverse and digital strategies

April 1, 2020

French banks are relying on a strategy of broadening their business and adopting mobile technology to see them through the coronavirus crisis.

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Covid-19 sabotages France’s upward trajectory

March 30, 2020

Despite an enforced lockdown, France might be better positioned to endure the coronavirus outbreak than its European neighbours. James King reports.

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ABI brings Italian banks onto the blockchain

March 4, 2020

The head of innovation at the Italian banking association talks about a real-life application of distributed ledger technology to drive efficiency in an interbank reconciliation process.

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SEBx combines incumbent strength with fintech agility

February 5, 2020

The head of SEB’s innovation platform talks to The Banker about its efforts to disrupt itself.

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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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