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Inflation risks loom over financial markets

March 31, 2021

Concerns about inflation are growing amid fears central banks may be forced to raise rates.

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Biden presidency will be defined by Chinese challenge

February 4, 2021

The new US president has a bulging in-tray, but the relationship between Washington and Beijing is the most important.

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Italy's banks brace amid new political upheaval

February 3, 2021

As Mario Draghi seeks to form a new government, the banking system must cope with a deep recession and political turmoil.

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David Malpass on debt, China and climate

January 4, 2021

World Bank president on effective development finance and the need for debt transparency, particularly from China.

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Seeds of optimism: what will 'normal' look like in 2021?

December 1, 2020

After a global pandemic, a contested US election, trade tensions and civil unrest, a better 2021 seems within reach.

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The 2021 Summit of the Americas: photo op or turning point?

October 30, 2020

The US will host a meeting of western hemisphere leaders next year, offering an opportunity to lay out a new vision for the region.

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What would a Biden presidency mean for US banks?

October 6, 2020

Rise in corporate tax rate could hit net income but spending plans might also drive growth and boost overall profits.

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The IMF’s Covid crisis response

October 1, 2020

Will the IMF's $1tn money pot be enough to see the world through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic?

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Argentine banks take stock of $65bn sovereign debt deal

September 11, 2020

Total sovereign exposure at private sector lenders has risen this year on back of weak loan demand.

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Banks express concern at prospect of negative interest rates

June 2, 2020

Lenders fear move could hit net interest margins and hinder ability to recover from pandemic.

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