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Central Asia reckons with need for green energy

April 23, 2021

Central Asia has a strong economic history of oil and gas exports, but renewables are increasingly being seen as a way to increase energy capacity. 

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Buna seeks to resolve cross-border payment issues

April 19, 2021

Mehdi Manaa, CEO of Buna, a multi-currency payment platform for the Arab region, on revolutionising cross-border payments.

Is a retail wave really shaking up Wall Street?

April 1, 2021

Recent activity in the US stock markets has prompted much sound and fury, but the long-term impact is so far unclear.

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Deforestation hurts both banks and the Amazon

March 19, 2021

By committing to the principles of ESG, not just saying the letters out loud, banks stand to gain from pulling out of the rainforest.

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The crucial final push on Libor

February 23, 2021

The global transition away from Libor needs a hefty final push to get it over the line.

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Asia’s central banks seek to reassert control with CBDCs

February 17, 2021

Implementation of central bank digital currencies by Cambodia and China may help them achieve greater economic clout on world stage.

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Cash clings on in the Middle East and north Africa

February 1, 2021

Obstacles stand in the way of wider financial inclusion in the MENA region which is one of the most unbanked areas of the world.

An unmatched challenge in scale and urgency

February 1, 2021

A widespread vaccine rollout is essential for moving on from Covid-19 limbo.

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China’s regulators get tough on fintechs

January 4, 2021

Growth surge for China’s fintech microlenders at risk as they're put under strict regulation.

Ninety-five years of change and continuity

January 4, 2021

While in many respects the banking industry is unrecognisable compared to when The Banker was launched in 1926, some familiar issues remain.

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