IFC: Why Corporate Governance Is Crucial to Myanmar’s Growing Private Sector

Emerging from decades of isolation, Myanmar is undergoing major reforms to become a more market-driven economy. Many are hoping for a meteoric rise of...
Bitcoin with credit card and POS terminal

Lloyds Banking Group shuts down all crypto credit card transactions

Are we witnessing the murder of Bitcoin? Knives are out for the biggest and (so far) bestest crypto on the block. HAL WILLIAMS looks...
Blockchain

New Cryptocurrencies, Same Old Problems

Based on insights from SARIT MARKOVICH, clinical associate professor of strategy at the Kellogg School RECENTLY there has been an explosion of global interest in...
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...
Reserve Bank of India

Indian Summer On The Horizon

Investors had been keeping their distance from India this last 12 months as New Delhi's business hubs looked like being on the brink of...
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...
Singapore Skyline at Night

The Big Win: Singapore

The ‘Lion City’ is roaring again By Tony Lennox IN the heart of downtown Singapore, Raffles Hotel, a stately symbol of colonial splendour, sits in the...
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...
Bitcoin and dollars

Banking group’s Bitcoin block ‘won’t halt crypto trading’

Lloyds Banking Group has blocked credit card transactions for cryptocurrency purchases, but that lacks logic – and may even increase demand, say experts By HAL...