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Spanish banks reap benefits from online presence

July 13, 2020

Spanish banks adapted to crisis quickly – but most acknowledge it will hit profitability.

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EU gets CCP resolution and recovery rules over the line

July 10, 2020

Resolution governing failed central counterparty clearing houses (CCP) given green light.

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UK government to tackle tough legacy Libor contracts

July 7, 2020

FCA to be given power to manage orderly transition from Libor to alternative rates.

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European Commission seeks to reboot Capital Markets Union

June 23, 2020

Recommendations on how pan-EU project should proceed have been well received by industry.

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Bank of England tells UK banks to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

June 11, 2020

Bank governor Andrew Bailey warns chiefs to be ready for ‘no deal’ scenario at end of 2020.

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Al Rayan Bank: Islamic finance has key role in ESG boom

June 10, 2020

More than a third of bank’s customers not from Muslim faith, says Al Rayan CEO Peter Horton.

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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.

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