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Can Africa's capital markets help sustain growth?

August 1, 2019

Climate change and natural disasters wield disproportionate influence in Africa’s economic growth story.

Pacific Islands need a financial makeover

August 1, 2019

The Pacific Islands are trying to establish themselves as economic centres beyond dependence on tourism, but from their perspective the international community has been slow to help. 

Mixed signals stymie China's fintech charge

July 2, 2019

China's fintech expansion has made global headlines – but progress is not consistent across the country. 

Will Facebook's Libra be a friend to the unbanked and regulators?

July 2, 2019

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, should give financial access to the social platform's users, even those without a bank account. But this financial freedom is not without risk. 

A new age begins for Islamic finance

June 3, 2019

Ethical considerations will be the hallmark of the next stage of sharia-compliant finance.

Vulnerable countries need understanding from banks

June 3, 2019

The countries most at risk from climate change will struggle without greater leniency from their lenders. 

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2019

June 3, 2019

The Banker’s 2019 Islamic Bank of the Year Awards offers a snapshot of an industry brimming with confidence and one that is defining its own story. 

Will big tech IPOs revive listings landscape?

May 1, 2019

A clutch of highly valued tech listings are finally launching, with the promise of potential returns apparently offsetting any red flags investors might have. 

The need for clarity on sustainability

May 1, 2019

While clearly a worthy aim, 'sustainability' is still a vague term. A clear and unambiguous definition is needed to ensure proper data gathering, risk modelling and monitoring.

Will the credit party end with a bang?

April 1, 2019

As balance sheets have become bloated, corporate paper has become more systemically important. Howeverm debt market volatility at the end of 2018 gave everyone a glimpse of the bear lurking down the road. 

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