Societe Generale 's Global Head for Transaction Banking Benoit Desserre spoke with Global Finance Editor Andrea Fiano on the sideline of Sibos 2017 regarding the bank's use of blockchain technology to transform transaction banking for its customers.
Citibank's Global Head for Payments & Receivables, Manish Kohli spoke with Global Finance Editor Andrea Fiano on the sidelines of Sibos 2017 regarding the major technological changes underway in the global payment ecosystem and Citi's plan to emerge on top.
Enrique Marshall, Chairman, Banco del Estado de Chile, winner of the Safest Bank in Latin America award 2017, spoke with Global Finance magazine editor Andrea Fiano about what he thinks of Chile's economy and the banking ecosystem in the country.
ManuelJesus Bautista, Governor, Central Bank of Honduras won an “A” grade in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards 2017. He spoke with magazine editor Andrea Fiano about the growth prospects for Honduras' economy and how the country could see an increased rate of inflation for 2017.
Hector Valdez Albizu, Governor, Central Bank of Dominican Republic, spoke with Global Finance magazine editor Andrea Fiano about the country's fiscal and monetary policies, relations with the IMF and the road ahead for Dominican Republic's economy.
Koos Timmermans, CFO of ING, winner of our first Best Bank In The World award, speaks with Global Finance Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about how his bank succeeded in establishing a global footprint by following its clients, and the lesson that ING took from fintechs: focus on the user experience.
NOVEMBER 2017 | VOL. 31 NO. 10 Our annual ranking of the World’s Safest Banks is one of our most widely respected awards. Intended as a working tool for banks and corporates, this ranking requires a lot of data and ...
Lutz-Christian Funke, executive director of KfW, The World’s Safest Bank for several consecutive years, discusses with GFMag editor Andrea Fiano Germany’s political balancing act and economic stability, Europe’s refugee problem, and KfW’s collaborations with other European banks and political agencies.
Standard Chartered's Alex Mason, global head for Transaction Banking and Margaret Harwood-Jones, MD & global head for Securities Services talks with Global Finance Editor Andrea Fiano on how the bank is solving the challenge of delivering an enhanced customer experience by adopting more digital technology solutions.
Carlos Fernandéz Valdovinos, governor of the central bank of Paraguay, was among the world’s top central bankers in Global Finance Magazine’s annual Central Banker Report Cards. Here, he talks with GFMag editor Andrea Fiano about how recovery in big neighboring economies is giving the Paraguayan economy a lift, and the need for reforms to continue.
Riad Salamé, governor, Banque du Liban, talks with Global Finance Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about Lebanon’s need to build infrastructure and reserves, and the central bank’s efforts to boost growth from around 2.5% to around 6% by boosting tech startups and entrepreneurship generally.
Ilan Goldfajn, governor, central bank of Brazil, one of the top-rated governors in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards, talks with Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about the progress of reforms in Brazil and how it has impacted the country and the region politically as well as economically.
Karnit Flug, governor of the central bank of Israel, again won an “A” grade in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards. She speaks with editor Andrea Fiano about Israel’s economy and the challenge of getting inflation to target, as well as global conditions and the threat of rising protectionism.
Ilan Goldfajn, governor, Central Bank of Brazil, one of the top-rated governors in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards, talks with Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about global economic growth and expectations going forward.
OCTOBER 2017 | VOL. 31 NO. 9 When the world’s central bankers and finance ministers arrive in Washington this month for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings, the economic picture they will contemplate is rosier than in recent ...
In the following pages we explore some of Africa’s contradictions. Eighty percent of Africans are unbanked; at the same time seven of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in this region.
What is the economic climate worldwide at the end of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer break? Don Rissmiller, chief research officer at Strategas in New York, describes what ...
In this issue: the outlook for global trade, Best Pension Managers, special report on Gulf countries, our Sibos supersection, and more.
Global Finance magazine’s annual supplement takes an in-depth look at cybersecurity, regtech, compliance, and other key themes facing banking and finance leaders.
Editor Andrea Fiano’s piece on past, present and future innovation opens the June issue of Global Finance Magazine.
Editor Andrea Fiano’s piece on balancing near-term and long-term efforts opens the May issue of Global Finance Magazine.
An editorial note about the April issue of Global Finance Magazine.
It is hard to remember a time when discussion over a new set of tax rules in the United States was so widely followed overseas.
Global Finance editor Andrea Fiano says that President Donald Trump's oft-proclaimed objectives will not be easy to achieve.
Editor's letter on the subject of financial technology (fintech) and prospects for the new year.
Wu Chunjiang, assistant general manager for private banking at China Merchants Bank (CMB), talks with Global Finance about building strength regionally in private banking.
Ludovic Subran, chief economist at credit insurer Euler Hermes, speaks with Andrea Fiano, editor of Global Finance, about a changed trade outlook after the US elections.
To those who thought the UK Brexit vote would be the biggest surprise of 2016, the American voters sent an even bigger shock.
Letter from the editor on Global Finance's annual ranking of the World's Safest Banks.
Vinod Madhavan, Head, Transactional Products & Services for Standard Bank Africa at SIBOS 2016 Geneva talks with Global Finance Editor Andrea Fiano.
What has changed in Africa in the past year? The precipitous drop in commodity prices threatened the progress made during two decades of tremendous growth, driving diversification efforts.
Editor's letter: The annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are an ideal time to look at the work of central bankers.
One message comes quite clearly out of Sibos in Geneva this year: fintech companies and financial institutions are re-thinking their relationships. And in general both sides are ready to consider different models of collaboration and coexistence. Few possibilities are excluded. ...
The strong growth in digital payment transactions highlighted in the recently released World Payments Report 2016 from management consultant Capgemini and banking group BNP Paribas is good news, but it’s more than that. This growth, particularly in the emerging markets, ...
Many think of it as the Olympics of banking technology or transaction banking, but while Sibos is a huge gathering of major competitors from all over the world, there are no games. Launched in 1973 with a few hundred attendees ...
Uncertainty in the financial sector calls for attention to innovations that will cut a clear path through the confusion.
An overview of the "big picture" trends in treasury and cash management shows the total value of markets in specific sub-sectors.
SWIFT's Sibos conference this year shows its continued growth and importance, 38 years after its creation.
Despite worries about Brexit, business must carry on making deals, serving customers and meeting deadlines.
Companies thrive through innovation. It is an engine for growth and survival. Over time it distinguishes winners and losers, and it constantly redefines competition.
Uncertainty over the future has grown, while growth forecasts have been cut.
Working at a modern media outlet with a website, Twitter feed and the rest of it, we at Global Finance easily get caught up in the tumult of fresh content.
In the past few weeks, world financial markets have been pervaded by a bleak vision of global growth potential.
The new year started with unusually negative intensity and uncertainty in the financial markets and the global economy.
Our cover story this month focuses on a little-known fact: Global trade growth has slowed in recent years, and intraregional trade, especially in Asia, is becoming more prominent.
Iceland has recovered smartly from the worst recession in its history. Now it must keep inflation at bay—and that might require a monetary overhaul.
In our annual special issue on emerging markets, we take a macro and regional view of the new realities (yes, more than one) that have developed over the past year. There are quite a few surprises.
This issue of the magazine focuses once again on Global Finance's ranking of the Safest Banks. Not just the safest banks in the world, in the emerging markets, or the safest commercial banks, but also in each of more than 100 countries.
No region of the world has generated an average annual growth rate of 5.5% over the past 20 years—except Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, GDP has expanded by 40% since 2009.
After a summer of heavy turbulence in global financial markets, the new season starts with the seemingly endless story of when the Federal Reserve Board will raise interest rates. Although the Fed put off the move in September, the US central bank will up rates eventually, most likely at its next meeting in December. The hike will undoubtedly force some countries to shift monetary policies.