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Behind its unsettled politics, Ecuador is maturing, with a growing middle class driving growth. For those looking to unlock its potential as an investment hub, Analytica is ready to advise

Analytica’s expertise helps clients exploit the riches of Ecuador

Behind its unsettled politics, Ecuador is maturing, with a growing middle class driving growth. For those looking to unlock its potential as an investment hub, Analytica is ready to advise

Ecuador is full of surprises. Voters supposedly wholeheartedly support its self-styled revolutionary president, Rafael Correa, yet on February 23, they elected a slew of economically centrist and conservative mayors – so many that at the local level, mo...

Competition in the current account market has increased of late, buoyed by new entrants and consumer-focused initiatives

It’s time competition in the current account market heated up

Competition in the current account market has increased of late, buoyed by new entrants and consumer-focused initiatives

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) last year published a review of the personal current account market, only to conclude that the market was lacking in competition and failing to consider consumers’ best interests. “Concentration remains high, new entry...

‘There’s nothing shadowy in what we do’: Falcon Group defends alternative finance

World Finance speaks to Kamel Alzarka, Chairman and Founder of Falcon Group, to find out whether alternative finance could be as troublesome as traditional lending

Following the financial crisis, heightened regulations have reshaped the world of banking, and tighter controls mean that banks are forced to keep more capital on their balance sheets. But while prudent, the knock-on effect means there has been less cash ...

Alex Brummer: banking system is ‘still living on crack cocaine’

The financial journalist and author of new book Bad Banks calls for a return to “plain vanilla utility banking”

‘Simplicity and standardisation’ will benefit finance industry, says ICC Banking Commission Chair

World Finance speaks to Kah Chye Tan, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission, about whether regulatory clampdowns on financial institutions will help or hinder Europe’s growth

ING raises €1.54bn in Europe’s biggest float

In an effort to raise serious capital, ING Group has sold its shares in NN Group NV as part of a large-scale IPO

Behind its unsettled politics, Ecuador is maturing, with a growing middle class driving growth. For those looking to unlock its potential as an investment hub, Analytica is ready to advise

Analytica’s expertise helps clients exploit the riches of Ecuador

Behind its unsettled politics, Ecuador is maturing, with a growing middle class driving growth. For those looking to unlock its potential as an investment hub, Analytica is ready to advise

Sinners, health junkies and the eco-friendly benefit from thematic investing

Investing in ‘themes’ – such as fast food, tobacco or sustainable innovations – is a growing trend, and has never before been so good for returns, or for investors’ consciences

Barclays scales back investment division as jobs are cut

Leading UK bank follows global industry trend of retreating from investment banking operations

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Burgan Bank paves the way for economic prosperity in Kuwait

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait’s leading financial institutions

Falcon Private Bank: emerging markets ripe with opportunity

Crises and recoveries in emerging market economies often affect one another, but only in some cases will their effects spill over significantly into more developed economies