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Financial crime’s new home start

September 15, 2020

Among a list of challenges for banks is how to maintain strict standards of compliance for traders working from home.

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Is M&A the way out for Europe’s banks?

September 8, 2020

Merger talks between Spain's Bankia and CaixaBank has put European banking consolidation back in contention – but only domestic deals will probably go ahead. 

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Why banking needs a social licence

September 1, 2020

Unless the financial industry’s goals are aligned with those of the wider community, its future health is uncertain.

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State spending versus common sense

August 25, 2020

Government finances will be wrecked after the Covid-19 crisis. Does it matter?

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Making companies as safe as banks

August 18, 2020

Rethinking how companies are organised and taxed is key to rebuilding after Covid-19.

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Commercial property: what is it good for?

August 11, 2020

The commercial property market is down but definitely not out. Clever financiers will be backing developers with intelligent business models for the post-Covid world.

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Is regulation fit for purpose?

August 4, 2020

The acceleration to online banking and finance caused by the Covid-19 crisis is showing up gaps in regulation.

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How to spend €750bn

July 28, 2020

The EU’s €750bn fiscal stimulus to offset the Covid-19 economic crisis was a breakthrough for the bloc. Spending it wisely will be a challenge.

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When does debt forbearance end?

July 21, 2020

As huge Covid-19-related credit losses loom, banks will have to take tough decisions on which borrowers to continue supporting.

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Banks will get caught in US-China dollar battle

July 14, 2020

Trade and tech wars not only flashpoint – battle over capital flows could be more dramatic.

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