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Why you should ditch green projects and focus on goals instead

December 15, 2020

Enel’s CFO Alberto De Paoli on sustainable finance’s market failure and how business innovation can lead to stakeholder capitalism.

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Developed market banks ‘can withstand higher defaults’

December 10, 2020

G-SIBs can afford core capital ratios to fall by 5 percentage points before eating into capital buffers, according to Capital Economics.

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Financial services left in the cold amid Brexit turmoil

December 7, 2020

The UK and EU positions on this economically vital industry have become tangled and confused.

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Financial services redundancies loom in wake of Brexit

December 2, 2020

As the UK prepares to leave the EU single market, many banking employees face uncertainty. 

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Germany greens its reference rate

December 1, 2020

Germany has made long-awaited green sovereign bond debut with innovative 'twin-bond' approach

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Belgian banks plot platform to share anti-money laundering data

November 25, 2020

Lenders seek secure system to share info about shadowy entities behind dirty money deals.

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A social green deal for Europe

November 19, 2020

A just economy will need social as much as green elements, says Fisma's Marcel Haag.

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Banks take stock of UK financial services bill

November 17, 2020

Leaving the EU poses problems and opportunities for banks under the UK’s new regulation framework.

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Payment holidays help Irish banks contain NPLs

November 13, 2020

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions in Q4 could cause asset quality to deteriorate and NPLs to rise.

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ECB ponders ‘bad bank’ for souring eurozone loans

November 12, 2020

Central bank and EU authorities have been in talks to set up a ‘bad bank’ to absorb expected surge in NPLs from Covid-19.

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