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Top 1000 World Banks - All change at top as Australia again leads Asia-Pacific

July 2, 2018

Australian banks held on to the top Asia-Pacific rankings (excluding China and Japan) again, though Singapore’s DBS Bank moved up into the top five. Adrienne Klasa reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Japan's megabanks steer a stable course at the top

July 2, 2018

Japan’s banking behemoths have retained their dominance in the country rankings, with leader Mitsubishi UFJ Finanical Group also jumping a place in the global rankings, as Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Finance minister looks to safety in diversity for Kazakhstan economy

May 19, 2018

The 2014 oil price drop saw Kazakhstan go from stellar success story to global underperformer. Bakhyt Sultanov, the country's deputy prime minister and minister of finance, talks to Adrienne Klasa about its comeback strategy, which includes major infrastructure investment and positioning itself as a regional trade hub. 

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Basel requirements create development conundrum

May 18, 2018

Global regulations are making it harder for banks to lend for much-needed infrastructure projects in the developing world even as governments globally are advocating for private finance to get more involved. Adrienne Klasa looks at possible solutions.

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South Africa starts again

May 1, 2018

The fall from power of Jacob Zuma, with Cyril Ramaphosa taking on the presidency of South Africa, has been welcomed in the financial markets. And while the country's banks have mostly fared well regardless of the social and political backdrop, there is widespread optimism that this new era will result in new opportunities. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Central bank governor hopes South Africa sees fruit of its labours

May 1, 2018

The governor of South Africa’s central bank, Lesteja Kganyago, tells Adrienne Klasa that the country can rectify its debt problems but acknowledges external forces, such as US protectionism, could affect its nascent recovery. 

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DRC prime minister offers stability reassurance

May 1, 2018

The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo tells Adrienne Klasa how the country is going ahead with elections and explains its controversial new mining law.

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Will the SoftBank rollercoaster ride stay on track?

April 3, 2018

Japan's SoftBank Group, fronted by Masayoshi Son, has a dizzying number of investments dotted all around the world. Where this will take the debt-laden company is the topic of much debate. Adrienne Klasa assesses the situation.

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