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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. 

London tops IFC list for green bond trading

July 2, 2019

London leads the way for the issuance of green bonds, trading $5.74bn in the first quarter of 2019, followed by Dublin and Luxembourg. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Big Brazilian banks still lead in Latam but Mexicans on the rise

July 1, 2019

A quartet of Brazilian banks are responsible for the lion's share of Latin American capital once more, but the region has experienced mixed fortunes in general. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Little change in North America as merger looms

July 1, 2019

There is no change in the top 10 of the North America ranking, though all eyes are on a merger between BB&T and SunTrust. 

Top 1000 World Banks - China Construction Bank clinches cost-to-income top spot

July 1, 2019

China Construction Bank displaces Shanghai Pudong Development Bank as the bank with the best cost-to-income ratio. 

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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. 

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