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Banks must be key players in the coronavirus fight

March 25, 2020

In the financial crisis of 2008, banks failed to show a supportive, caring side to the wider society. They can and must make amends as the world fights against the coronavirus pandemic.

How long can the Gulf M&A boom last?

February 28, 2020

M&A deals are abundant in the Gulf region, but is this run coming to an end?

Transition bonds deserve the green light

February 28, 2020

Transition bonds – an issuance option for 'brown' companies wanting to clean up their act – are controversial but essential tools in the fight against climate change.

Francs for the memories, but will the eco make any difference?

January 27, 2020

The CFA franc is being replaced in the Waemu region by the 'eco'. But will the benefits of this move be worth the bemusement it is causing elsewhere in Africa?

Now is not the time to write off IPOs

January 27, 2020

An eventful 2019 for initial public offerings has led to some questions about the appeal of the traditional IPO – one of the oldest and most established forms of fundraising – to modern businesses.

Retooling staff for the digital age

January 2, 2020

People are an essential strand of a bank's digital strategy, so reinventing training and career advancement methods is crucial to both attract and retain the best staff.

The world watches as China's paytechs march on

January 2, 2020

China’s payment technology giants have the country’s long reach into Belt and Road countries to help them expand, benefiting the unbanked in emerging markets but making Western politicians uneasy. 

CBOTY 2020

Central Banker of the Year 2020

January 2, 2020

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2020 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

FMOTY 2020

Finance Minister of the Year 2020

January 2, 2020

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year 2020 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

1, 2, 3 or 4? Basel compliance is such a chore

December 2, 2019

Compliance with the latest incarnation of Basel rules is patchy, with some developing countries still struggling to comply with the earlier versions.

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