A new round of banking consolidation in Europe?
UniCredit executives Gianfranco Bisagni and Niccolò Ubertalli point to several positive trends that are pumping up the bank’s profits in Central and Eastern Europe.
Angela Merkel chooses a successor to follow in her footsteps.
Fallout from Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's shocking arrest puts the future of three automakers at risk.
A free trade pact, new infrastructure investment, and diaspora bonds are some of the ingredients in Africa’s recipe for economic expansion.
Political crisis leaves Sweden's economic untouched.
Diplomatic breakthrough on disputed sea and energy issues.
The complex wealth of globe-trotting executives and entrepreneurs comes with unique considerations, requiring specialized understanding and advice.
Out with the old, in with the new? Not quite, as the region’s incumbent banks are stepping up to the challenge presented by a spate of new, digital-only entrants that have no legacy system costs.
With customers hungry for new digital experiences and a large unbanked population, Africa is shaping up as a bellwether of how banks can truly embrace the digital age and serve customers better.
Bold strategies blaze a trail: From embracing new technologies to taking steps to minimize regulatory burdens, northern and western banks find ways to make their own destinies.
Global Finance unveils its 25th annual best banks in the world list. The winners have outperformed their peers and provide top-notch service to clients in a challenging environment.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers explains how his bank is using digital technology to improve customer relationships.
Maria Ramos, chief executive of Barclays Africa (Absa), wants to tap into Africa’s tech savviness to get ahead of the digital wave that is breaking across the continent.
Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, talks with Global Finance about the bank’s record year, its digital transformation and the value of owning your own technology.
Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairman of Bank Zero, and his team are working around the clock to launch their digital-only bank, which will provide competitive fees and savings rates for consumers.
WPP chairman Martin Sorrell’s successor Roberto Quarta inherits a company in crisis in a troubled industry.
Asian banks power ahead: Clever strategies, niche appeal and foreign alliances raise the profits and prestige of financial institutions across the vast continent.
Johann Strobl, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), talks about the positive results from the bank’s digital and structural transformations.
The rand and South African stocks rallied on the news of Zuma's removal as the republic's president, but challenges remain for his successor.
Fierce competition among Swiss banks to win the business of the world’s wealthy has led to a raft of management shake-ups.
Vienna has positioned Austria well to benefit from CEE growth that seems ready to take off after years of stagnation.
After the BRICS and MINT, which emerging-market economies will be tagged as leaders with a jazzy acronym?
The Catalan president gained wider recognition after calling last month’s referendum to secede from Spain, which was deemed illegal by Madrid.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers talks to Global Finance about what it has taken for the bank to turnaround after the financial crisis, its digital strategy and the changes expected to disrupt the banking system in future.
Off-grid solar technology will be crucial to meet the energy needs of the 650 million Africans without reliable access to electric power.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers seeks to put the customer in the driver’s seat, using technology as a tool toward that end, not as a goal unto itself.
With major multinationals scaling back in Africa, regional players of all sizes are embracing the opportunities left behind.
Emerging markets took 9% of the global total of $240 billion invested by private capital funds during the the first half of 2017, the highest share since before emerging markets’ sudden fall from grace in 2011.
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.
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
The UK has brought criminal charges against Barclays and four former executives over deals made with Qatar in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.
New patterns are disrupting global trade, altering relationships and reshaping international business practices.
ING, long a pioneer in direct banking, is planning for a digital future that chairman and CEO Ralph Hamers says will transform the experience of both retail and wholesale customers.