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Europe's big guns feel crisis impact

July 6, 2010

Last year, the financial crisis had little impact on the top 25 western European banks.

Richard C Koo

May 28, 2010

For the first time in its modern economic history, Japan is being hotly pursued by China, which recently became the world's second-largest economy. Nomura Research Institute's chief economist reveals what Japan needs to learn if it is to maintain its lofty position in the new global economic order.

The Banker Innovation in Banking Technology Awards 2010

May 28, 2010

From revamping the humble ATM to eradicating time-consuming coin transactions, the banking world's technology teams have surpassed themselves over the past 12 months when it comes to problem solving and money saving. The Banker's Innovation in Banking Technology Awards celebrates those behind the industry's brightest ideas.


Door open for more Islamic derivatives

May 28, 2010

The Tahawwut Master Agreement is similar to that agreed by Bank Islam (above) and Bank Muamalat in Malaysia

The Islamic finance market is set to transform with the creation of a new standardised benchmark document aimed at encouraging use of Islamic derivatives in the Middle East.

Africa's worthwhile challenges

May 28, 2010

Banking in Africa faces major challenges but the outlook is compellingly positive for players who are committed to investing in the continent's growth.

Over-reactions to index plunge must be curbed

May 28, 2010

When markets crash someone or something must be at fault - heads must roll, structures reformed, the rules rewritten.

Same old uncertainty for UK banking industry

May 28, 2010

The UK is in the honeymoon period of a new government - a novel coalition of right-of-centre Conservatives and left-of-centre Liberal Democrats. This is sure to end as the government sets about taking the tough tax and spending decisions required to bring the UK's budget numbers back into shape and avert a Greek-style crisis.

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