Central Bankers Eye A Return to Normal

The rosier outlook gives central banks a chance to return to more traditional policies after endless cycles of easing. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to stick to its plan of slowly increasing interest rates, and the European Central Bank (ECB) could follow suit.

Can Open Banking Thrive In Europe?

The utopian vision of open banking dreamed up by the European Commission when it drafted the PSD II regulation is unlikely to emerge from day one of implementation.

Best Bank In The World | Q&A with ING CEO

ING CEO Ralph Hamers talks about what it has taken for the bank to turn around after the financial crisis, its digital strategy and changes expected to disrupt the banking system.

Banking In Brazil | Addicted To Hot Money

With the state-owned National Bank for Economic and Social Development ending its subsidized credit lending practice in Brazil,  state and private retail banks will have to step in to support the long-term credit market unlike at present.

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Fund Raising: SPACs Return To Favor

SPACs , created in the US in the 1990s to help financial sponsors raise funds more quickly in capital markets, had suffered, until recently, from a weak IPO market and several failed acquisitions.

2017's Richest Companies In The World

Companies keep increasing their stashes of cash. A rise in the cost of new debt and tax reform in the US might finally turn that trend around in 2017—or not.

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Rich Kids Don’t Trust Robots

Study of wealthy Millennials finds more interest in private equity than robo-advisory, and a desire to “do good” as well as get good returns.