The future of currency: centralised or decentralised?
There is hardly anyone left who overlooked the bitcoin bull market, with BTC pushing to new all-time highs this year. Blockchain, it seems, is here to stay. The way legacy institutions and governments react will determine the future of finance. OctaFX wonders if peaceful coexistence might be an option?
Innovation and sustainability: setting global standards for responsible mining
Hindustan Zinc operates in the state of Rajasthan, which faces the challenge of water scarcity. Hence it falls upon such companies to lead and set an example when it comes to addressing the various challenges of sustainability by utilising digital technology and embracing innovation in all its operations
Macau’s development of the ‘smart city’ still on track
The outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 had a catastrophic effect on the GDP of Macau – due in large part to the shuttering of the tourist industry. But, as ICBC (Macau) explains, a quiet digital revolution has ensured that ‘smart city’ plans remain on course
The company shaping the Islamic bank of the future
ICS Financial Systems is recognised worldwide for its digital innovation and its Shariah-compliant software is extending both its customer and client base
Top 5 financial services that are ripe for automation
AI and automation will enable financial services institutions to redefine their resourcing models, freeing up their best talent to focus on higher-value work
The bank leading the charge for digital change in Turkey
Turkish bank Garanti BBVA’s relentless innovation applies not only to its products and services, but also to its corporate culture and values
A healthier future for the Mexican pension industry
Responsible investing and increased pension contributions are joint priorities in a system that blends state and private business. Afore XXI-Banorte has a vision
WTO at a crossroads
The World Trade Organisation faces a series of challenges, from vaccine nationalism to carbon tariffs and rising US-China trade tensions. Can it adapt to the post-pandemic era?
Light within the darkness
As we head towards the worst global recession in 75 years – we look into some of the biggest downturns over the past 150 years – and the billion-dollar companies that were born out of them
Sea of debt
When the global pandemic struck in 2020 the world was brought to a standstill. Government lending and support was swift and unprecedented in its levels but at what long-term cost?
GTBank embraces disruption by building its own fintech
The pandemic has presented challenges to most banks, domestic and global, but some institutions have used the disruption as an opportunity to make changes...
A rising star to be found in the Saudi financial markets
Despite the turmoil caused by the onset of the pandemic, investor confidence remains high in the Saudi financial services industry. Alistithmar Capital discuss their...
Top 5 ways that GDPR has impacted digital banking
GDPR has created a more challenging regulatory landscape. However, it also presents new opportunities for the digital banking sector
Charting FX success with both education and support
The FX market, just like any other, is all about people. Launched last year, Exinity Group follows a well-established tradition of examining the diverse...
The digital revolution
The technological advancements during the last decade have been – quite simply – life changing, but at what price? Are we heading down a road where the big tech companies have too much power, money and influence?
Banks’ changing climate
The topic of climate change has emerged as a major challenge for central banks, although its extent and the immediate consequences remain highly uncertain
Russia’s bear economy
The lack of confidence in the Russian economy has stemmed from at least two major sources, the fall in the price of oil and the international economic sanctions imposed on the country – what now?
Sustainable banking puts purpose beyond profit
With a sustained focus on digital transformation, Baiduri Bank’s launch of new platforms in March 2020 was timely to say the least. Looking forward,...
Top 5 emerging fintech hubs across the globe right now
Fintech companies are bringing disruption to all segments of finance, from payments to wealth management. A number of cities are poised to unlock business...
Tackling relief efforts in Sri Lanka after resilient year
After surviving an almost 30-year civil war that ended in 2009, Sri Lanka as a nation is quite accustomed to adversity. However, the impact...
Algorithmic trading sees growth in the FX market
With the advent of algorithmic trading, companies like FXSpotStream have remained focused on continuing to provide value to their clients
The importance of a diverse property portfolio is clear
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,’ is a term that was originally coined over 400 years ago, and the sentiment still rings...
Catering for a new generation of traders and investors
The average age of investors and traders is dropping around the world – as the internet and new tools make it easier to play...
Top 5 ways that the finance industry can prepare for AI
The rise of artificial intelligence is inevitably going to have a disruptive effect on businesses across every sector, but further transformation is expected
- Central banks are gradually warming to digital currencies
- Embracing corporate diversity by shattering the glass ceiling
- Open banking: a success story waiting to happen
- Banking sector recovery will require trust and good faith
- Helping to lead a digital revolution in the Philippines
- Shipbuilders are staying afloat and surging ahead
- Investors are moving in on music as an asset class
- Embracing the new normal in the Philippines
- Out of office: the global shift towards remote working
- A fully integrated digital ecosystem for insurance