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Euromoney and the IMF/World Bank: A special relationship

Throughout 2019, we’ve poured our hearts and souls into reflecting the rich history of Euromoney, and the markets that we cover, to celebrate this magazine’s 50th anniversary. Our first edition was launched ...
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EBRD backs funding platform Funderbeam to plug SEE’s equity gap

Set up in Estonia in 2013, Funderbeam is the brainchild of former Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange chief executive Kaidi Ruusalepp. The platform enables growth companies to raise equity, convertible and loan finance ...
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Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing’s (HKEX) $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group presents the London exchange with two alternative models of how an exchange should look in the modern ...
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The new shines bright in Brazilian banking

Banco Pan is set to sell up to R$1.35 billion of shares this week – and it appears to have timed the transaction to perfection.The deal is technically a follow-on but, given ...
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EBRD backs crowdfunding platform Funderbeam to plug SEE’s equity gap

Set up in Estonia in 2013, Funderbeam is the brainchild of former Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange chief executive Kaidi Ruusalepp. The platform enables growth companies to raise equity, convertible and loan finance ...
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Taiwan pushes hard – and late – into digital banking

Taiwanese citizens are said to live in a world of extreme convenience. Shops in most major cities are open 24 hours a day, 52 weeks a yearAfter years of prevarication, Taiwan is ...
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European banks are ahead of the millennial zeitgeist

For investors, Europe’s banks are at their lowest ebb. In the run-up to September’s European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, expectations of a new round of monetary-policy easing pushed their shares to a ...
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Afrophobia just one of the many risks burdening South Africa

A man walks past a damaged shop after overnight unrest and looting in Johannesburg in SeptemberThe recent media attention given to the violent attacks on African migrants and African-owned businesses has caused ...
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Macaskill on markets: Investment banks and the sharing economy

The trend towards US dominance is particularly acute in investment banking, where JPMorgan is now the top revenue generator in Europe, as well as globally.So exploration of a link between Deutsche Bank ...
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Responsible finance: The pledge that never was

The US Business Roundtable, which represents the chief executives of 192 large US companies, including Bank of America, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Wells Fargo and several other large financial firms, released a ...
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Trade finance’s blockchain dreams still far from reality

Transaction bankers are hopeful that the use of distributive ledger technology (DLT), or blockchain, will improve trade finance by cutting costs and time related to bulky trade finance deals. However, one factor ...
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Singapore sovereign wealth fund: The key number in the Temasek report

The most important number in Tuesday’s Temasek review for the Singaporean sovereign wealth vehicle was this: it divested S$28 billion ($20.6 billion) of assets, S$4 billion more than it invested.This is what ...
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