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French banks lead field in global push towards adopting green finance

April 6, 2020

Action by France’s banks to create sustainable finance strategies has also built expertise in a fast-growing sector. 

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CBDCs: a digital step change?

April 1, 2020

What hurdles remain to slow down the development of digital currencies sponsored by central banks?

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French banks shore up defences with diverse and digital strategies

April 1, 2020

French banks are relying on a strategy of broadening their business and adopting mobile technology to see them through the coronavirus crisis.

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Covid-19 sabotages France’s upward trajectory

March 30, 2020

Despite an enforced lockdown, France might be better positioned to endure the coronavirus outbreak than its European neighbours. 

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Czech finance minister queries Green Deal implementation

March 11, 2020

The Czech Republic's finance minister discusses global trade tensions, the implementation of the country's digital tax, and the impact if the EU's Green Deal.

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Top 50 Russian Banks ranking: a return to stability

February 3, 2020

Putting the age of bailouts behind it, Russia’s banking sector is showing steady – if not stellar – growth, according to The Banker’s Top 50 ranking. 

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

January 29, 2020

As money launderers utilise evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions are responding with sweeping directives.

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China's paytech giants go global

January 2, 2020

China’s tech titans Alipay and WeChat Pay are still little known outside of their home market. This looks set to change as they seek to expand internationally.

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A baptism of fire for Lagarde at the ECB

November 1, 2019

New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has her work cut out getting consensus on the best way to avoid an economic slump in the euro area. 

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Pavel Kallaur: insulating Belarus from external shocks

October 1, 2019

The chairman of the board at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks about addressing the country’s vulnerability to trade tensions and the fluctuations of the Russian ruble.

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