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The year ahead: reconfiguring business as usual

The global economy is at an inflection point, as governments unwind their Covid-19 relief programmes, political tensions ratchet up and inflation hits double-digits in many countries. Is there a crisis in the making?

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COP15 will shine a spotlight on nature-related risk

The “other COP” is tackling biodiversity loss and will be attempting to hammer out an agreement on a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.

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CapitaLand Ascott Trust takes responsible path to growth

The real estate investor argues its focus on the environmental credentials of its buildings will deliver long-term value. 

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Why banks must focus on seamless acquisition and onboarding journeys

Increasing digitisation is bringing more awareness and power to modern customers who demand seamless experiences and instant fulfilment, writes Rajashekara V Maiya, vice president and head, business consulting group at Infosys Finacle.

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Malaysian bank pioneers coal exit in Asean

While others in the region have made noises about phasing out coal, one bank has put its money where its mouth is despite the difficulties. 

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What we need to know about the digital euro

Fanny Solano Agramonte examines the rationale behind a European Central Bank issued digital euro and how it could be implemented to maximise public good and avoid negative effects on financial stability.

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FTX: past, present – and future?

In the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, we should now look at its impact on the crypto sector and what next steps can be taken.

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Revolut CEO maintains global and crypto ambitions

Nikolay Storonsky discusses the neobank's outlook for growth and his plans to double down on crypto despite recent industry difficulties.

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A new playbook for private equity dealmaking?

With market conditions tightening, how is private equity evolving its approach to stay in the game?

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Africa’s localised approach to globalisation

Improving internal processes will encourage external investment, writes the CEO of Absa International.

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Malaysia initiative targets capital market growth

The country’s capital market regulator aims to bolster digitisation and SME access to finance, but it is failing to address fundamental problems.

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Reductions in force: what employers must consider

Layoffs are rising as an economic downturn looms. Employers must take care if they are to make their own redundancies.

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Solving the trade finance conundrum

In the world of digitalisation, old trade issues have new consequences. What work is being done, what will a digitised trade finance ecosystem solve and what is needed for benefits to be realised? 

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Africa's climate change investment challenge

Far-reaching structural reforms and massive investment in infrastructure and agriculture are required to ward off disaster in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2022

It has been another turbulent year for the global economy and the banking sector. How is the health of the sector looking as we enter the next economic phase?

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RIP the humble ATM?

The core purpose of ATMs is to allow the withdrawal of physical cash on a 24/7 basis. However, much of the globe is moving to cashless forms of payment. Is this the end of the road for ATMs, or will they further evolve?

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Is dollarisation back in fashion?

As the Latin American region battles with inflation, the use of the greenback is set to increase. Does the dollar represent a concrete possibility or a legacy of the past?

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Japan’s megabanks see CET1 decrease

The lenders have seen declining CET1 ratios for the past two fiscal quarters. 

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Will AI save banks from the cyber hordes?

AI is becoming increasingly critical for banks defending themselves against cyber attacks, a factor that is drawing interest from the regulatory community. 

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