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Market muscle and the British budget bust-up

November 14, 2022

There are important lessons to be gleaned from the sterling plunge and gilt market crash in September off the back of an ill-conceived “mini” Budget. Politicians should be wary of the market’s power.

Kay Swinburne

Financial services must align capital allocation with social impact goals

October 14, 2022

Recognising the challenges that society faces, and realising the opportunity that banks and other financial institutions have to influence meaningful change in their capital allocation, could be one of the most defining themes for our industry this generation.

Jose Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa: Crypto-asset regulation – managing the transition from paper to practice

September 30, 2022

The chair of the European Banking Authority discusses how industry participants and supervisors can prepare for enhanced regulatory obligations of crypto assets.

Hyginus Leon

Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon: Securing financing for developing countries to achieve SDGs

September 29, 2022

The president of the Caribbean Development Bank discusses the need for access to adequate affordable financing if small island developing states are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama: The UAE’s role in bringing crypto assets into the mainstream

September 28, 2022

Those at the forefront of new technologies must be given room to breathe, while authorities ensure that the regulations necessary to protect consumers and the financial system, as well as prevent criminal enterprise, are in place.

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Julia Hoggett: Importance of diversity and inclusion as indisputable as climate change

September 26, 2022

The London Stock Exchange's CEO emphasises the importance of a diligent, long-term and honest approach to create a lasting difference on diversity and inclusion in financial services.

Werner Hoyer

Werner Hoyer: Decarbonisation a security issue

September 23, 2022

The European Investment Bank can play a vital role in drawing investment to projects that diversify Europe’s energy supplies.

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Elizabeth Mrema: Businesses must prepare for greater scrutiny over nature-related risks

September 22, 2022

Nature-related risks are the next frontier for achieving genuinely sustainable finance and business practices, and soon the regulation will follow, argues the co-chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Investors seeking outsized returns should bet on African fintechs

August 18, 2022

At the vanguard of Africa’s fintech sector is a new, tech-savvy generation that is keen on disrupting traditional markets that aren’t serving them.

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

What the Ukrainian refugee crisis can teach us about banking for women

July 18, 2022

Women’s World Banking is conducting fact-finding interviews with Ukrainian refugees to help articulate their financial needs to international policy-makers and banks. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, talks to The Banker about the research.

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