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How digital disruption is bringing banking to UK SMEs

June 3, 2019

SMEs have largely been neglected by banks, but this is beginning to change in the UK as digital challengers step in to give the sector the attention it warrants. 

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Italy’s finance minister eyes China as Europe tensions grow

June 3, 2019

Italy’s finance minister talks to The Banker about his government’s disagreements with Europe and advancing Italian involvement in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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Dutch central bank embraces emerging technologies

May 1, 2019

Petra Hielkema, director of payments and market infrastructures at the Dutch central bank, talks to Joy Macknight about experimenting with blockchain, supporting fintechs and raising consumer awareness around the Payment Services Directive 2.

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Turkey seeks route out of economic malaise

May 1, 2019

Turkey's economy has fallen into recession, inflation rates are high and concerns are being raised about the president's approach. The Banker assesses the options the country has.

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Erdogan looks to banks as Turkey teeters into recession

May 1, 2019

With Turkey's economy in a downturn, the interventionist Erdogan government is keen for state and private banks to provide cheaper credit. 

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Recovering UniCredit makes return to form with bond bonanza

May 1, 2019

UniCredit's restructuring programme has paid off, enabling the Italian bank to return to the market with a handful of regulatory capital deals.

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Europe

May 1, 2019

The Banker reviews Europe's best deals of the past year.

How Brexit could affect UK financial services exports

May 1, 2019

New research shows the extent that leaving the EU might affect British financial services exports, with shocks likely to be felt beyond London. 

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Belgium's bond double-dip pays off

April 1, 2019

While Belgium's economy is thriving, supporting its complex regional make-up has driven up debt levels. To this end, the country's debt agency recently launched two long bonds.

Why data must be taxed

April 1, 2019

The collection of data is too important to the global economy to go untaxed, writes Emmanuelle Deglaire of EDHEC Business School.

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