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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.

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

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.

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Central Bankers Report Card 2017

Q&A With Bank of Italy | A Tortoise Economy

Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy since 2011, spoke with Global Finance about economic conditions globally and in Italy, where the banking system has been stressed, efforts to improve those conditions and Italy’s slow-and-steady return to growth.  

Q&A with Banco De Mexico | Americas Beware Protectionism

After more than seven years at the head of Bank of Mexico, Agustín Carstens, 59, leaves a country “more resilient,” he tells Global Finance Magazine, as he moves to a new post at the Bank for International Settlements. With the Americas at risk from rising protectionism, Carstens emphasizes the benefits of NAFTA. It’s better, he says, to tackle directly the negative impacts of globalization than to push back against widely beneficial economic integration.  


Africa 2017 | The Future of Banking Everywhere

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.

Africa 2017 | Top 25 Companies

Africa is emerging from last year’s slump, but slow growth of its largest economies is impeding recovery for many of its corporates.   

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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.


Amazon Incites HQ2 Bidding War

The firm says the new headquarter would be as big as the existing offices in Seattle and will come with $5 billion in investment promising jobs for 50,000 employees.

Uzbekistan Comes In From The Cold

Since becoming president in December, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has embraced the West, the IMF and the EBRD normalizing relations with the country after a 10-year freeze.


Can New CEO End Crisis For Teva Pharmaceutical

Kåre Schultz will take over as CEO at a time when the pharmaceutical company struggles with competition, downward pressure on drug prices, expiring patents, rising operational costs, bribery investigations, fines and failed acquisitions.


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