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Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 12 April

by Graham Buck

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Banks aim to decarbonise aviation; Nokia joins Russia exodus; EBF rebuffs EU plans for clearing market; Sri Lanka seeks US$3bn rescue

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 07 March

by CTMfile

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Russian banks using China's card system; economic impact from war in Ukraine; CBDC 2nd phase; digital payments in Middle East and North Africa

Risk Management

Industry roundup: 1 March

by Graham Buck

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Banks halt Russia commodity trade finance; Paga Group expands to Ethiopia; Sweden's biometric payment card; Ex-SWIFT trio launch cross-border payments

Cash & Liquidity Management

Industry roundup: 24 February

by Graham Buck

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McKinsey upbeat on mining sector; Botswana to end cheque use; Few escape supply chain disruption; Islamic finance 'helping sustainability aims'

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 23 February

by CTMfile

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Thales' new solution, FV Bank launches API to automate payment data to clients, Nedbank South Africa goes digital, GIABA to combat money laundering

Regulation & Tax

Industry roundup: 17 February

by Graham Buck

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ESMA aims to bolster MMFs; PBoC claims digital yuan success; Survey finds spreadsheets still prevalent; LPA, Globalance partner on ESG reporting

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 20 January

by Graham Buck

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US$700m green bond funds Abi Dhabi solar; UK hosts Africa Investment Conference; BoA pontificates on “Britcoin”; Deutsche Bank warns on tech stocks

Cash & Liquidity Management

Industry roundup: 19 January

by CTMfile

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Advanced Fraud Solutions preferred partner for account validation, Pan-African Payment and Settlement System, Visa's cloud-based payment solution

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 17 January

by Graham Buck

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East analyses Asia cross-border payments; BNP Paribas seeks new low-cost location; BoA upbeat on Solana; Safe; Indifi-GPay union offers digital credit

International Payments

Industry roundup: 10 January

by CTMfile

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RTP in Tanzania and for consumer bill pay in US, China's WeChat to accept digital yuan payments, Fed`s plan for 1-day Fedwire ISO 20022 migration

Electronic Banking Connectivity

Industry roundup: 22 December

by CTMfile

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Mastercard, Thales and FPC launch biometric cards, Visa Direct connecting multiple regions and currencies, B2B and B2C payment methods in Africa

Risk Management

Industry roundup: 7 December

by Graham Buck

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More cyber risk insurance captives expected in 2022; Standard Chartered Tanzania opens digital branch; Standard Bank sweet on AfCFTA’s potential

Collecting Payments on the Internet

Industry roundup: 1 December

by CTMfile

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Revolutionizing payment solutions in Indonesia, South Korea and Worldline enhance cross-border payment transactions, South Africa joins ecommerce game

FX Management & Crypto

Industry roundup: 18 November

by Graham Buck

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Reserve Bank of Australia hedges bets on digital currency; Absa Bank partners with the IFC on trade finance ; SA payments fintech Ozow raises US$48m

FX Management & Crypto

Africa’s first digital currency launched

by Graham Buck

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The Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the eNaira finally made its debut on Monday after missing its original 1 October launch date

Roundup

Roundup: 2 September

by Jack Large

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