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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
UK currency, pound stering

Cash isn’t dead — yet — but report warns that its days are numbered

Remember jingling coins in your pocket, and folding crisp banknotes into your wallet or purse? According to a new report, pretty soon all you’ll...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Workers out on the streets as massive job cuts bite at giant Deutsche Bank

DEUTSCHE Bank is cutting thousands of jobs in London and New York, part of a radical plan to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. (Click...
Global Trade Finance

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
Office Colleagues

More to employee satisfaction than monetary gain, report shows

FINANCIAL professionals have voted Goldman Sachs the world’s top company to work for. Research by eFinancialCareers was conducted via an online survey between the months...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Deutsche Bank cuts thousands of jobs to keep ‘doing what it does do well’

New CEO Christian Sewing comes out swinging as troubled German lender struggles towards promised turnaround DEUTSCHE Bank has announced it will cut more than 7,000...
Barclays Botswana Head Office and CEO

‘Flow like a river’ — Barclays CEO knows how to deal with all challenges...

BARCLAYS Botswana CEO Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane is a pioneer: the first female Motswana (Botswana citizen) to be appointed to the role. “Our journey is a unique...

A License to Print Money

Bold headlines, fast-paced storytelling, illustrations aplenty, and a scoop in every issue: Hak Holdert knew precisely what a newspaper should look like in order...
Scales of Justice, Currencies

Fast moves mean head start in high-paced fintech arena

A LONDON-based fintech start-up profiled in BV’s feature on the recent Gibfin conference, Lendo, is making headlines for its pioneering approach towards regulated cryptocurrency. Forbes...
Islamic law

Sharia banking weaves moral fibre into the West’s oft-flawed system

No pork, no porn, no booze: this traditional Islamic take on finance and funding relies on ancient ethical codes — and ensures lender and...