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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.

Piece of the pie: Sibos 2013 Dubai preview

August 12, 2013

The Banker's Middle East editor, Melissa Hancock, reflects on how Dubai, the host of Sibos 2013, has emerged to become the Middle East and north African hub for transaction banking.

Will big data cause big problems for the banking world?

July 29, 2013

The availability of big data in the finance world has gone beyond the big banks, and as other financial institutions receive this information, a whole new set of arguments are set to be heard.

Farewell to the heady days of Wall Street

July 29, 2013

Fanfare over recent results from US investment banks belies the reality that Wall Street’s heyday has passed. 

A poisoned chalice for China?

July 1, 2013

The growth of China's banks, into the world's largest and most profitable institutions, is not necessarily a good thing for the country.

UK's popular policies are not real solutions

July 1, 2013

The UK's regulators are pursuing policies that appease the public, rather than those that solve the problems that triggered the financial crisis.

Islamic bank of the year awards 2013

Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2013

June 4, 2013

As Islamic banks continue to post impressive figures compared to their conventional counterparts, The Banker launches its inaugural awards aimed at celebrating this financial sector. With a global award, regional winners for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, as well as 13 country prizes, the awards show what an impressive geographical reach Islamic finance has established.

Plugging the global infrastructure funding gap

May 28, 2013

Governments scramble to bridge the infrastructure gap.

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