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Impact banking: Erste – the social banking network

Impact banking: Erste – the social banking network

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

The transition to capitalism has brought prosperity to much of emerging Europe but left large sections of society struggling to catch up – now Austria’s Erste Group is going back to its roots to bring prosperity to the region through social banking.

FX: What’s in store for the Turkish lira?

FX: What’s in store for the Turkish lira?

Traders have been staying away from the Turkish currency this year as they watched a steady decline in its value against the dollar, but the recent deterioration of relations between Turkey and the US sent the currency spiralling into a full-blown crisis.

ICO mania goes mainstream in Moscow

ICO mania goes mainstream in Moscow

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Cryptocurrencies are still not legal in Russia for now, but that isn’t stopping businesses from preparing to take hold of the future.

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China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

By KANIKA SAIGAL

Five years after China launched its Belt and Road Initiative, its ambitions in the Middle East and Africa are beginning to go beyond infrastructure and oil.

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Partnership could replace broken Barclays links; follows rumours of sale of Société Générale South Africa custody unit to Absa.

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India rides the risks, with elections looming

India rides the risks, with elections looming

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country is defying global uncertainty and market turmoil in the lead-up to elections in 2019, with the country in a stronger position now to withstand the prospect of BJP falling.