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Gig economy workers need banking support

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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.

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Egypt’s banks hold fast in midst of economic storm

March 29, 2023

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

March 29, 2023

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

Salah Al-Fulaij, NBK’s chief executive officer for Kuwait.

National Bank of Kuwait remains confident despite weakening oil backdrop

March 29, 2023

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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Thai finance minister outlines optimistic growth plans

March 28, 2023

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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Kuwaiti banks reap the rewards of economic boom year

March 27, 2023

KFH’s long-trailed acquisition of Bahrain’s AUB has further concentrated banking in the hands of the country’s two largest institutions.

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Credit Suisse: How did we get here?

March 24, 2023

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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Logo of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. building in Washington, DC.

SVB: US regulators have generated “a moral hazard”

March 24, 2023

While the collapse of SVB might have been predictable, what was surprising was the US regulators’ response and the precedent it sets.

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Is the UBS/Credit Suisse deal enough to protect Europe from US bank contagion?

March 23, 2023

The sale of Credit Suisse to UBS may have preserved market stability for now, but economists warn we are not out of the woods yet. 

An external view of the Peru stock exchange in capital Lima.

Colombia, Chile and Peru bet on stock exchange merger

March 23, 2023

The proposed integrated exchange of Colombia, Chile and Peru could be a beacon for more international investors if it proves it will be liquid enough and able to attract more issuers.

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