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Italy’s finance minister eyes China as Europe tensions grow

June 3, 2019

Italy’s finance minister talks to The Banker about his government’s disagreements with Europe and advancing Italian involvement in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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How green is your bank? Defining sustainable finance

June 3, 2019

The banking industry is waking up to the importance of meeting environmental standards, but progress will be limited until universal definitions and standards can be agreed. 

How has the US-China trade war affected financial services FDI?

June 3, 2019

US investment into mainland China has all but dried up as the trade war heats up. 

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

How Brexit could affect UK financial services exports

May 1, 2019

New research shows the extent that leaving the EU might affect British financial services exports, with shocks likely to be felt beyond London. 

Shanghai replaces Singapore as top Asian FDI centre

April 1, 2019

Shanghai has beaten out Singapore as the leading Asian destination for financial services FDI, but inflows are down across the board. 

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What next for Venezuela?

March 19, 2019

The scene is set for a leadership change in Venezuela as international sanctions bite. How to handle such a delicate situation is proving tricky for bond holders and foreign investors.

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What are Latin America's prospects for 2019?

March 1, 2019

The Banker asked a group of economists to share their views on Latin America’s prospects in 2019, as new administrations promise change, Argentina deals with austerity and US-China trade tensions threaten to hit exporters. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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The new science of risk management

March 1, 2019

Natural sciences are inspiring ground-breaking simulation tools. Silvia Pavoni looks at what banks can do with them.

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The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking: Panama keeps regional crown

March 1, 2019

The ongoing issues around Panama's offshore tax haven status since the Panama Papers scandal of 2016 have not negatively affected its banks, which continue to dominate in Central America. 

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