Anshula Kant, MD and CFO of the World Bank Group: Power of Capital Markets in the Battle Against COVID-19

Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO Anshula Kant reflects on the crisis engulfing the world, and the opportunities we have to build back. I can’t remember a time in my life when a single event has mobilised the entire

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Asian Development Bank: Urban Transport Can Rebuild to Create a Greener Future

COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes in travel behaviour. Society must now address how to better manage the mobility of people and goods for the post-pandemic period. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the interconnected nature of life in the 21st

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UBS CEO Ralph Hamers: Understated Efficiency in Minding the Bottom Line

On Monday, 2 November, Ralph Hamers (53) will take the exclusive side entrance of UBS Group’s imposing head office on Zürich’s Paradeplatz to enter a world that quietly exudes wealth, privilege, and power. The Dutchman, recently whisked to the uppermost

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UBS Group CEO Sergio Ermotti: The Man to Call in Troubled Times

Named the most successful manager of a publicly traded Swiss company, parting UBS Group CEO Sergio Ermotti (60) deftly steered the country’s largest banking institution for nine choppy years. His was a ride that included the aftermath of a rogue

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Lord Waverley on Development Banks – By Name and By Nature: A Boon in Troubled Times

Development Finance Institutions (DFI), Development Finance Companies (DFC) or Development Banks (DB) are institutions that provide finance for development projects predominantly in weaker or developing economies. Development banks provide medium- to long-term risk capital and technical assistance to developing economies

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Otaviano Canuto on Central Banks and Climate Change: Turning Black Swans Into Green

There are three possible motivations for the engagement by central banks with climate change: financial risks, macro-economic impacts, and mitigation/adaptation policies. Regardless of the extent to which individual central banks incorporate the three prongs of motivations, they can no longer

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Toronto Finance International: Toronto Takes Its Place at the Head Table of North American Finance

Toronto is North America’s second-largest financial centre, and is fast becoming a destination of choice for companies looking to establish a presence in North America. The city is well positioned to capitalise on its world-class talent in financial services and

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Kathrein Privatbank: A Past Rich in Tradition. A Future Filled with Promise.

Kathrein Privatbank AG, with its headquarters in Vienna’s first district, was founded by Carl Kathrein in 1924 and is one of the leading private banks in the German-speaking region. Its core competence is the management of personal, corporate and institutional

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AIB: A New Name on the High Streets of Northern Ireland

Following a significant strategic investment, extensive research and an engagement programme, First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland has officially changed its title to AIB. Reflecting the name of the parent company, the AIB Group, the programme marks “a continuation of

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The Access Bank UK Limited: It’s All About Service for Nigerian Bank Making Impact on the World

Fundamental to the growth of the The Access Bank UK is an operational culture built on strong customer relationships and the delivery of quality services. The Access Bank UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Bank Plc, a

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