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EU regulators lift short selling ban, but could reimpose it

May 19, 2020

Securities regulators coordinate move, but could reinstate in event of extreme volatility.

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Well-capitalised Turkish banks go into business continuity mode

May 15, 2020

Nation’s banks holding up despite crisis on back of sufficient liquidity and developed digital channels.

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UK trade commissioner seeks strong UK-Africa ties

May 13, 2020

UK trade commissioner Emma Wade-Smith remains optimistic about UK-Africa trade.

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Can Cyprus's economy recover from the coronavirus crisis?

May 11, 2020

Can Cyprus keep its admirable record of bouncing back from yet another a crisis?

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Cyprus's banks enter coronavirus crisis in good shape

May 11, 2020

The silver cloud in 2013’s financial problems is that it forced Cypriot banks to reform, putting them in good shape to survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Crédit Agricole CIB uses AI to accelerate data and compliance tasks

May 7, 2020

Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment banking unit has taken a technology-first approach to risk and compliance.

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Could the Capital Markets Union aid Europe's recovery?

May 4, 2020

The EU’s stalled Capital Markets Union project is back on the agenda in light of the coronavirus crisis – if members can agree. 

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Best-performing Nordic Banks 2020: a region in robust health

May 1, 2020

The Banker’s Nordic banks ranking shows many lenders with strong profits and solid asset quality.

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How is the UK going to pay for Covid-19 recovery?

May 1, 2020

The UK government vow of doing ‘whatever it takes’ to prop up an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic could mean a legacy of debt for the country.

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. 

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