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Interview Transcript: “The finance industry has created an environment so complex and beyond their cleverness to run”
Date: Mar 07, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Finance has failed because of its self-referential world where people are merely trading existing assets, rather than creating new assets. And regulation is failing by making things ever more complex and less related to the real interests of the public. Author and economist John Kay says regulation of banking is not about writing more rules but changing the structure of the industry.
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Interview Transcript: “The finance industry has created an environment so complex and beyond their cleverness to run”
Date: Mar 07, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Finance has failed because of its self-referential world where people are merely trading existing assets, rather than creating new assets. And regulation is failing by making things ever more complex and less related to the real interests of the public. Author and economist John Kay says regulation of banking is not about writing more rules but changing the structure of the industry.
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Interview Transcript: “Banks cannot compete with P2P unless they are digital banks"
Date: Mar 01, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Chris Skinner, founder of the Financial Services Club in Europe, and writer of Value Web and The Digital Bank, mouths the words banks fear the most: think of the future as one where traditional products make no money. That’s exactly what the P2P lenders are doing—squeezing margins of banks hobbled by traditional structures and products, forcing them to make money other ways.
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VIDEO: “Promoting SMEs and getting Thailand out of the middle-income trap are my priorities”
Date: Feb 25, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Kiatchai Sophastienphong, Thailand’s vice minister of finance, talks about his immediate national economic priorities under the new government, which include relocating high-value industries to Thailand.
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Interview Transcript: “HKTDC is going to be that super connector between the investors of the world”
Date: Feb 19, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Vincent Lo, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, says as China transforms, restructures, and rebalances its economy, slowing down has become a necessity. Its Belt and Road is a golden opportunity for Hong Kong to be an investment, financing, and professional services centre for companies wanting to invest in the initiative.
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Interview: “We’re businessmen and entrepreneurs at heart”
Date: Feb 16, 2016   |   Author: Farrah Brake | Interviews
Mashreq Bank CEO Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair talks about his focus on innovation, support of SMEs, and customer centricity; and the bank’s emphasis on growth within the Gulf Cooperation Council.
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Interview: “We’re more of a customer-driven wholesale bank that acquires and distributes”
Date: Feb 12, 2016   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interviews
Alex Thursby, group CEO of NBAD, highlights the importance of liquidity as he discusses the bank’s new customer-focused strategy.
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Interview: “Trade is the fundamental premise of Islamic Banking”
Date: Feb 11, 2016   |   Author: Mobasher Kazmi | Interviews
CEO Tirad Al-Mahmoud discusses his vision of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as a top-tier transaction banking institution as the industry evolves and seeks new sources of growth.



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