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A new alternative: Islamic finance and its widening appeal

September 4, 2013

As part of The Banker's pre-Sibos build up, editor Brian Caplen talks to Harris Irfan, founder of Islamic finance advisory firm Cordoba Capital, about the prospects for Islamic finance in trade financing.

Better, faster, stronger: How payments infrastructures are changing

September 4, 2013

As part of The Banker's pre-Sibos build up, editor Brian Caplen and chief executive of VocaLink David Yates discuss the ways in which payments infrastructures are having to adapt to emerging technologies and changing consumer habits.

Swift’s chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt

Swift's chief executive discusses Sibos agenda

September 3, 2013

Ahead of the annual Sibos conference, The Banker’s editor Brian Caplen discusses the event’s agenda with Swift’s chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt. They consider the impact of inbound regulations, the rise of new technologies, the big data challenge, emerging market growth and the wider economic picture.

Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards 2013 - Vendor winners

September 2, 2013

The winners in the vendor categories of The Banker's Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards for 2013.

Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards 2013 - Retail banking

September 2, 2013

The winners in the retail banking categories of The Banker's Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards for 2013.

Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards 2013 - Transaction banking winners

September 2, 2013

The winners in the transaction banking categories of The Banker's Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards for 2013.

Argentina needs to embrace international markets

August 26, 2013

Investors are wary of Argentina, but if the country is to address its $95bn default, it needs to foster international relations. 

Don't bet against emerging markets

August 22, 2013

Emerging markets – once the darlings of international bond investors amid low yields and paltry growth in the developed world – now seem a lot less enticing. 

Mood of acceptance: Sibos 2013 transaction banking preview

August 12, 2013

With thousands of delegates signed up to attend Sibos 2013, the topics of discussion are bound to be numerous, but The Banker's transaction banking editor Jane Cooper identifies two overring themes – regulation and cost control – that will feature in most conversations.

Opportunity and chaos: Sibos 2013 technology preview

August 12, 2013

Ahead of Sibos 2013, The Banker's technology editor, Duygu Tavan, talks about the difficulties in implementing the Target2-Securities regulation and discusses the recent developments in corporate bank messaging.

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