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Top 1000 World Banks - JPMorgan takes trading crown from Goldman Sachs

July 3, 2017

After four years at the top of the trading income table, Goldman Sachs has been relegated to second place, as JPMorgan posts a 12% increase. Joy Macknight reports.

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LeumiTech CEO looks to make life easier for tech start-ups

June 1, 2017

Understanding the financial needs of tech companies that lose money but grow fast is LeumiTech’s signature business, its CEO explains to Joy Macknight. 

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Benin designs a digital future

June 1, 2017

In December 2016, Benin announced its economic transformation plan, including 45 flagship projects addressing the major components of the west African country's economy. Six of the projects are specifically focused on constructing a digital economy. Serge Adjovi, director of Benin’s Digital Economy Agency, speaks to Joy Macknight about the laying the foundations for progress.

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Banks join the steady march to the cloud

June 1, 2017

Banks have been slow to adopt cloud computing, mainly due to security concerns and a fear of ending up on the wrong side of the regulator. However, cloud is now seeing a groundswell in acceptance across the financial industry, as Joy Macknight reports.

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HSBC brings its markets business into the innovation fold

May 2, 2017

HSBC’s innovation lead for global markets, Dr Patrick Mang, talks to Joy Macknight about developing an innovation roadmap for the bank’s capital markets group, and how the democratisation of innovation is changing the way it operates.  

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NPP builds Australia’s faster payments future

April 3, 2017

Building a real-time national payments infrastructure that promotes diversity and competition in product development may not be easy, but it is worth the effort, of NPP Australia CEO Adrian Lovney tells Joy Macknight.

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Banks say social media is important – but how many are engaging?

April 3, 2017

Many banks are still sitting on the sidelines when it comes to social media engagement, while others are exploring innovative ways to tap the network effect. Joy Macknight reports.    

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Lloyds Banking Group gears up for the digital talent war

March 1, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group director of innovation Claire Calmejane understands only too well how hard it is to attract talent in the digital space. She outlines to Joy Macknight how the group is bringing in, upskilling and retaining the right staff.

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The changing face of trade in a digital world

March 1, 2017

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates. 

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Credit Suisse develops a digital culture in private banking

February 1, 2017

Marco Abele, a digital transformation expert at Credit Suisse, argues that culture – not technology – is the main success factor when re-engineering a bank for the future. He describes to Joy Macknight how the bank architected a culture shift in its private banking business.

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