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Cover Story

Metadata Makes Sense

Metadata Makes Sense

For banks that have invested in Big Data capabilities but are struggling to generate value from them, metadata can unlock meaningful insights.

Features

Award Winners

Best Digital Banks 2017

Best Digital Banks 2017

In the first round of our Best Digital Bank Awards 2017, evolving customer needs drive financial institutions’ technology innovation.

Q&A With Bank of Ireland: Digital for Long-term Gains

Q&A With Bank of Ireland: Digital for Long-term Gains

Garvan Callan, Director, strategy, digital and innovation at Bank of Ireland  talks to Global Finance about the bank's exponentially growing digital footprint, products that are doing well and the technologies the bank is focusing on to drive its digital customer growth and experience.

Q&A with Scotiabank: Building Digital Factories

Q&A with Scotiabank: Building Digital Factories

Shawn Rose, executive vice president, digital banking, Scotiabank talks To Global Finance about its digital efforts in Pacific Alliance countries and its startegy of forming  'Digital Factories'.

Q&A With Citi: Globally Great

Q&A With Citi: Globally Great

Tapodyuti Bose, global head of channel & enterprise services for Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, spoke to Global Finance about the bank’s digital initiatives around the world.

Q&A With ING Bank Slaski: What Clients Want

Q&A With ING Bank Slaski: What Clients Want

Adam Walendziewski, director of digital platforms agile centre ING bank slaski, a digital bank of distinction this year, tells global finance about the ways the bank promotes a ‘digital first’ strategy.

Digital Banks Of Distinction 2017

Smaller banks must rely on agility to be competitive against their larger, but slower-moving, rivals when it comes to implementing digital measures and rolling out new products

Global Salon

Transforming Supply Chains

Transforming Supply Chains

Sean Monahan, a partner with A.T. Kearney, leader of the firm’s Operations & Performance Transformation Practice in the Americas region and an expert in supply chain across the consumer products, retail, agricultural, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive and high-tech sectors, talks to Global Finance about how technology is impacting corporate logistics.

Treasury & Cash Management Supplement 2017

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Banks and corporate finance institutions are increasingly adopting blockchain, but grapple with a technology in rapid transition and with multiple adoption and regulatory challenges. 

SME Finance | Mind The Gap

SME Finance | Mind The Gap

Bank service to smaller enterprises doesn’t reach the level of service they provide to their larger retail and industrial clients, leaving a gap that fintechs are eager to fill.

The End Of Easy Money

The End Of Easy Money

Low interest rates have distorted stock prices, real estate markets and balance sheets. When central banks finally shut off the spigot, it won’t be pretty.

The Future Of Treasury

A tsunami of technological progress is forcing risk-averse corporate finance executives to confront changes in the environment.  

The Sky’s The Limit For Treasury

The Sky’s The Limit For Treasury

Off-site storage in the Cloud boosts treasury-management solutions, offering affordability, flexibility and scalability.        

2017 Global Cash 25

2017 Global Cash 25

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

Country Report

España Va Bien

España Va Bien

With reforms taking hold and world trade recovering, Spain is stronger than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

Spanish Bank Reforms: Breaking Bad Cycles

Spanish Bank Reforms: Breaking Bad Cycles

The 2012 European bailout of the Spanish banks was probably the nadir of the Spanish financial and economic crisis but an aggressive approach to tackling its banking-system troubles set Spain apart from its Mediterranean neighbors such as Italy

Argentina's Macri Clears The Way

Argentina's Macri Clears The Way

Argentina’s leaders believe they can attract more foreign investment, and have huge expectations for its benefits.

Milestones

Poland’s Fight With The EU: Enter The Bison

Poland’s Fight With The EU: Enter The Bison

European Court of Justice's interim measures against Poland for logging in the Białowieża forest further strains relations between the country and the EU spearking fears of a Polexit

Saudi Arabia Eyes 35,000 Jobs In Red Sea Tourism Push

Saudi Arabia Eyes 35,000 Jobs In Red Sea Tourism Push

The newly anointed heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is planning a mega tourism project that could possibly contribute 15 billion riyal ($4 billion) to the kingdom’s GDP and create up to 35,000 jobs. 

Serbia Increases Its Allure For Foreign Investors

Serbia Increases Its Allure For Foreign Investors

Serbia took pole position in the 2016 global performance index for greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) released by fDi Intelligence, an FT data division. It displaced Vietnam, index leader for the two previous years.

Newsmakers

Mondelēz's New Chief Must Navigate Change

Mondelēz's New Chief Must Navigate Change

The US based food giant announced that Dirk Van de Put will become the company’s new CEO in November. He will have to address changing consumer preferences like fresh over processed Food, organic ingredients and dining out

AkzoNobel CEO Faces Shareholder Revolt

Newly appointed AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker takes over the Dutch paint company at a time when it faces an ongoing battle with its biggest shareholder, Elliott Management, and several hostile takeover attempts from US rival PPG Industries.

Corporate Finance & Capital

Iraq Welcomed Back To Global Debt Market

Iraq Welcomed Back To Global Debt Market

With an enticing yield of 6.75%, Iraq attracted $6.6 billion in orders for its $1 billion issue of five-and-a-half-year bonds in early August, its first independent bond sale in more than a decade.

New Roles, New Metrics For CFOs

With the duties of chief financial officers growing in scope and complexity, evaluation and pay packages are changing too.

UAE Telco Providers Are Gearing Up For 5G

UAE Telco Providers Are Gearing Up For 5G

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) wants to be one of the first countries in the world to roll out the fifth generation of mobile networks, more commonly known as 5G.

Waking Up To The MiFID II Compliance Challenge

Waking Up To The MiFID II Compliance Challenge

The second phase of European Union’s 2007 Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II comes into effect starting January 2018. It will not only extend the scope of financial instruments under coverage but also require extensive record keeping setting firms across the EU for a big compliance challenge.