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Activist investors shaking up Japan Inc

May 3, 2022

Japan’s way of doing business has in many ways not changed for decades. This presents a wealth of untapped potential for activist investors looking to drive greater profitability. 

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IT infrastructure holds up in wake of geopolitical conflict

May 3, 2022

With disaster recovery plans in place, global banks' IT infrastructure is holding up in the face of extreme events – but it is the human element that is most impacted. 

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International banks feel the pain from Russian sanctions

March 25, 2022

How can banks learn from this experience to be better prepared for future geopolitical conflicts?


Fintech funding surges as Middle East and African consolidation slows

March 1, 2022

Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive fintech funding destination for the international investment community 

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How UK Faster Payments changed the world

February 21, 2022

Almost 14 years ago, the UK led the world in developing real-time payment rails. 

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Asia’s central banks working out CBDC bumps

February 1, 2022

Asia's central banks are leading the way on developing their own digital currencies, but cross-border interoperability will depend on regional collaboration. 

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Can the M&A markets continue their record-breaking run?

February 1, 2022

The signs are positive for another strong year in global deal-making, but it will be hard to recreate the dizzying heights of 2021.

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The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2021

January 11, 2022

It has been an exceptionally competitive year for The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards, making this year’s winners all the more deserving of the Bracken trophy.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2021 — Middle East

January 11, 2022

The cream of the crop for 2021 from the Middle East.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2021 — Africa

January 11, 2022

Africa’s top lenders from 2021.

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