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IFCs defy global uncertainty – for now

October 1, 2019

The Banker’s annual ranking of international finance centres remains mostly unchanged, despite financial upheaval on the horizon.

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Will changes at the top bring new flavours to the World Bank and IMF?

October 1, 2019

With a new president at the World Bank – one associated with the Trump administration – and a pending new face at the IMF, what direction will the two institutions take?

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What does it mean when we say 'green'?

September 27, 2019

Definitions around what makes a product truly ‘green’ are still vague, so the European Commission technical expert group on sustainable finance has taken on the task of compiling a green taxonomy, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Why green bonds are hitting red lights

September 2, 2019

Africa’s first ever corporate green bond has fuelled hopes of a new opportunity in emerging markets. But there are many hurdles to overcome.

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Can Swift weather the sanctions storm?

September 2, 2019

Swift must contend with complex geopolitics, with the US now diverging from its traditional allies. How will it fare amid plans for new international networks? Silvia Pavoni reports

Beijing leads IFCs by banking measures

September 2, 2019

Beijing reigns supreme in the ranking of international financial centres by bank data, outstripping main rival New York by some way. Silvia Pavoni reports.

US IFCs top education rankings

August 1, 2019

Rankings of IFCs by the number of business schools and Internal Baccalaureate establishments put Boston and Chicago at the top. 

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The Banker's Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking: hurricane aftermath hinders recovery

August 1, 2019

The devastation caused during the 2017 hurricane season has proved a lasting challenge for economies in the Caricom region, as The Banker's rankings show.

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Senior women join forces to tackle Brazil's banking gender gap

July 2, 2019

Four leading female bankers in Brazil have launched a project to tackle the problem of women being under-represented on the boards of the country's lenders.

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What impact will open banking have on Brazil?

July 2, 2019

While political turbulence continues to rattle Brazil, the country’s central bank is pushing ahead with pragmatic initiatives. 

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