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Having driven European growth for decades, Germany is now on the brink of recession, prompting fears of an economic retreat. Consequently, the European Central Bank is being forced to exhaust the tools at its disposal to keep the bloc running smoothly
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The Global South is often considered the poor relation of its northern counterpart. In terms of transport infrastructure, though, there are areas where the...
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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 finance industry plays a key role in global social development and supporting the transition to a sustainable economy. As a leading Nordic financial...
Standard Insurance is pushing industry-wide change in the Philippines
Standard Insurance has led the way in industry development in the Philippines. As such, the company is embracing the opportunity to adapt further to...
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The banking market in Andorra may not be the world’s biggest, but that doesn’t mean broader developments in the sector have passed it by....
Sovcombank issues subordinated Tier 1 bond ahead of prospective IPO
With Sovcombank expected to launch an IPO soon, the Russian lender has issued a new subordinated Tier 1 bond that is proving popular with...
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