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Asia Pacific Finance

Banking reform in China: Too little, too late?

China’s economic expansion requires a responsive and responsible banking system to keep money flowing. This means financial reform in how China does business or else face severe financial implications having

International Technology and infrastructure

Bankers beware: North Korea is on a hacking spree

North Korea has mounted a series of cyber attacks by taking advantage of outdated financial technology, mainly through the SWIFT network.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa’s richest woman could sink Angola’s economy

Isabel dos Santos control of Angola’s state oil producer and increasing control of its banks creates a doomsday scenario for Angola’s economy.

Finance International

Basel III favours some regions, financing solutions over others

With any one-size-fits-all approach, the problem lies in establishing a level playing field across different national and regional regulatory frameworks.

Finance Politics

The Panama Papers: Shadow networks and how they operate

The revelation by the Panama Papers that some of the world’s rich and powerful hide money and assets abroad is not a new one. The extent to which they do

Europe Power Brokers

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist Prime Minister

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Matteo Renzi of Italy. Since 2014, PM Matteo Renzi has brought new energy to Italian politics and has made it his mission to

Europe Finance

Will Italian banks spark another financial crisis?

In the 14th century, the Medici family of Florence began its rise to prominence, investing profits from a thriving textile trade to fund what would become the largest banking institution

Asia Pacific Economics

Bright spots remain despite Japan’s economic troubles

Global economic volatility is hampering Japan’s efforts to address structural weaknesses, resulting in a dual assault on Tokyo’s attempts to boost economic growth. Yet despite these trends, it is not