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ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers...
UK currency, pound stering

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of the past?

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...
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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...
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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...

Joseph E Stiglitz and Hamid Rashid: Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain

Developing countries are bracing for a major slowdown this year. According to the UN report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, their growth averaged...
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...
René Emilio Jaime Farach, CEO Banco Ripley

Achieving a shared vision with a well-disciplined team

Q&A with Banco Ripley CEO René Emilio Jaime Farach BV: How do you evaluate Banco Ripley's performance in banking? René Jaime: Our bank is growing step-by-step...
Emir Bektešević, Denis Čivgin and Adnan Bogunić

At the top of its game and on-target for future growth

VAKUFSKA Banka Sarajevo has been operating in the Bosnia-Herzegovina market for 26 years, and has gained an enviable reputation for professionalism. The commercial bank has...
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Banks ramp-up tech recruitment in response to pandemic crisis — and retail banking ‘may...

The advance of digital currency is one thing, but the swiftness by banks to incorporate tech roles is another ANALYSTS predict online banking penetration in...
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Fresh EU coronavirus recovery package has detractors up north

EU HEADS have agreed to set up a €540bn post-pandemic recovery fund, tied to the EU’s seven-year budget. European Council president Charles Michel, who chaired...