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The Future of Bitcoin Governance and Trading

April 19, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Christopher Norwood Bitcoin exploded into headlines and investment portfolios in 2017, and rightly so. Business Insider reports that the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency today started the year at a value of just under $1,000 and skyrocketed to $14,500 by December 29 – a rise that equates to 1,300%. This stunning growth has taken

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Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global InsightsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

April 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Banking Innovation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

The QFC, a Platform for Growth in Qatar and Beyond

April 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Haitham Al-Salama Looking for top business and investment destinations in the Arab world? Dr. Haitham Al-Salama, Chief Economic Advisor at Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance, highlights in this article the

Cryptocurrency: Advancing Kazakhstan’s Economy and Investment?

March 28, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Samantha Brletich Aimed at developing markets, cryptocurrency, and attracting investment, Kazakhstan created the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). Such move, however, is not a panacea for Kazakhstan’s feeble investment climate as it has to

Yellen’s Twin Legacies – Powell’s Dilemma

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus As Yellen leaves the Powell Fed with two contradictory legacies, the question of the day is which will the Powell Fed now follow? Does it continue Yellen’s policy of relatively slow and occasional rate hike? Or does it raise rates faster, and

AIIB: Experiments in Scaling-up Development Finance

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Daniel Poon Since its launch in January 2016, what are the significant developments on the operations of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? In this article, the author discusses the operational features of AIIB and provides insights into the

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency?

February 28, 2018 • Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig As this article goes to print, Globovision TV quotes Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announcing the launch of a new cryptocurrency, the “Petro Oro”. It will be backed by precious metals. The launch of the new cryptomoney is scheduled

Strategic ALM and Integrated Balance Sheet Management: The Future of Bank Risk Management

February 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking InnovationComments (0)

 By Moorad Choudhry The traditional approach to asset-liability management (ALM) practice in banks operated as a reactive process following product origination by the customer-facing business. In the Basel III era a more proactive approach to ALM is

Why We Need to Reform Financial Regulation

February 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Markus Demary The US Republican Party plans to repeal the Obama-era financial regulation. While their approach will bring regulatory relief to financial firms, it will also increase the risks of financial crises. Introducing regulatory relief through a