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Top Canadian banks report strong results

January 2, 2019
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The Canadian banking sector experienced another good year, as worries over a housing market bubble subside. Joy Macknight reports.

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Barclays’ innovation team rises to the fintech challenge

January 2, 2019

Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer at Barclays UK, describes to Joy Macknight how the bank is using its fintech platform, Rise, to find the right start-ups with which to partner to deliver value to its business lines. 

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Is cash still relevant?

January 2, 2019

The case for cash is being eroded by innovations in payments and wholly digital business models, yet physical banknotes and coins persist. Is there a future for physical monetary exchange? Joy Macknight investigates.

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

Global cash management’s revenues continue to grow

December 11, 2018

While trade finance revenues marginally improved in the first half of 2018, cash management’s strong performance has driven an uptick in global transaction banking returns. Joy Macknight reports.

Mixed results for Africa’s largest banking sectors

December 3, 2018

South Africa is the profit powerhouse among the Africa’s major banking sectors, with Nigeria close on its heels. However, both Kenya and Egypt saw profits fall in 2017. 

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Santander’s digital dreams move ahead with Openbank

December 3, 2018

Ezequiel Szafir, the CEO of Openbank, talks to Joy Macknight about constructing Santander’s fully digital experiment from the ground up.

Lebanon: the banking sector that could

November 27, 2018
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Despite operating in an environment fraught with difficulties, the top Lebanese banks have been consistently building up their balance sheets for more than 10 years. Joy Macknight reports.

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The power of QR codes

November 20, 2018

The use of QR codes for payments has seen widespread take-up across emerging markets due to the low-tech, low-cost deployment. But will they conquer the developed markets? 

Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

November 13, 2018
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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight reports.

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