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Do tech start-ups need their own bank?

Collapsed firms Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate Capital catered to the specific financing needs of tech start-ups and crypto firms. Who understands their needs now?

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Gig economy workers need banking support

Singapore has called for fintechs to provide stronger safety support for their staff, but globally, gig economy workers are often let down by the banking sector.

Andrea Ramoino

Views on… embedded finance: A lack of options is “one barrier to rapid, wide-scale adoption”

Views on… is a new series from The Banker gathering thoughts and commentary on impactful issues shaping the future of financial services. 

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MUFG ups its game in EMEA

The co-heads of EMEA capital markets at Japan’s biggest bank outlines the division’s success in the hybrid capital debt space and areas of growth that they will look to capitalise on in 2023.

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Egypt’s banks hold fast in midst of economic storm

Rising interest rates are set to support profitability even as soaring inflation undermines asset growth.

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The pending transformation of South Korea’s banking industry

South Korea’s financial regulators are exploring ways to increase competition in the sector and break the dominance of the biggest lenders.

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AT1s face an uncertain future

The chaos that ensued from the AT1 wipeout at Credit Suisse’s point of failure has raised questions about the future of the asset class.

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Deutsche Bank sees opportunities in the leveraged finance market

After the inflation outlook softened late last year, the leveraged finance market began to bounce back at the start of 2023, giving the German bank’s DCM team the opportunity to apply its expertise.     

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National Bank of Kuwait remains confident despite weakening oil backdrop

NBK’s chief executive officer for Kuwait talks about the challenges facing the country’s banking sector, the lender’s international expansion, and digital banking brand Weyay.

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Will AT1 bond issuance become more difficult?

Finma’s treatment of Credit Suisse’s AT1 bonds shocked the market. Will this action have a lasting effect on the European banking sector?

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Credit Suisse: How did we get here?

Credit Suisse had bumper years, particularly during the dotcom boom, and it weathered the 2008 financial crisis reasonably better than UBS. But trouble was never far from the bank’s door. 

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Thai finance minister outlines optimistic growth plans

Thailand’s finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks to The Banker about the country’s plans for inflation and meeting its impressive GDP goals for 2023. 

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The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks 2023

The past year saw a wave of consolidation in the US banking sector, with many regional players expanding their footprint through acquisitions and leaping up the ranking as a result. 

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Russian sanctions: a cat and mouse game

A year in, how are the sanctions imposed by the West on Russian entities, goods, assets and individuals taking shape?

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SVB’s failures serve as a wake-up call

The collapse reminds us of the purpose of capital and liquidity requirements, and raises concerns about the ability of modern technology to fuel deposit flight.

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The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022

The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards continue to go from strength to strength, with hundreds of entries submitted from all corners of the world. Congratulations to all of this year's winners.

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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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Check out the latest analysis, features and commentary on the recent turmoil in the global banking industry, including the collapse of SVB and rescue of Credit Suisse.

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NPLs still declining but challenges remain

Structural challenges still impede optimal non-performing loan resolution.

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Can the securities industry deliver T+1 in T-minus 15 months?

The US SEC has set May 2024 as the implementation date for shortening the standard settlement cycle for US securities transactions, a challenging deadline for the industry to hit.

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