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The Bulgarian banking sector has come a long way since its crisis in the 1990s. Today, the work of institutions like Postbank is laying...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to look inwards for key parts and materials. Dismantling global value chains further, however, will only increase inequality and damage prosperity around the world
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World GDP grew at its slowest rate for a decade in 2019. If cross-border trade fails to pick up soon, further shocks could see the economy fall into recession
Looking towards the future of participation banking
Conventional financial institutions dominate Turkey’s banking landscape despite its majority Muslim population. In recent years, though, Sharia-compliant participation banks have come to represent a...
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Increased investment in property has caused house prices to hit record highs, pricing many out of the market in the process. With this in...
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The pension system in Mexico is in the midst of significant reforms, with the aim of creating a new investment approach. While the changes...
Investment in a small yet ambitious nation
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How Macau is developing diversified industries for sustainable economic development
Having long relied on the gaming industry for growth, the Macau Special Administrative Region is keen to diversify its economy. ICBC (Macau) is ready...
Shifting the focus towards sustainable finance
Sustainability is of increasing importance to all sectors of society – and this is certainly the case in the investment world. Although there is...
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While the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a number of European nations posting higher expenditure to revenue ratios, these pale into insignificance in...
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