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State of play: Fintech in Nigeria

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State of play: Fintech in Nigeria is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Mastercard and MTN Group. The report examines key trends in the fintech sector in Nigeria and assesses both industry drivers and impediments to further growth.   

Financing sustainability: Asia Pacific embraces the ESG challenge

Financing sustainability: Asia Pacific embraces the ESG challenge is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Westpac. It explores the drivers of sustainable finance growth in Asia Pacific as well as the factors constraining it. The analysis is based on two parallel surveys—one of investors and one of issuers—conducted in September and October 2019.

The digitisation of finance

The second episode of The EIU Digital Economy podcast examines the impact of digital technology on the financial services industry. Host Pete Swabey is joined by Greg Baxter, chief digital officer at US insurance company MetLife, and Tejal Mody, head of business development for Rabobank’s wholesale banking division, to discuss how digitisation has shaped insurance and banking so far, how they lead digital innovation within their organisations, and how the evolution of the industry will affect their employees and customers.

 

Banking on Big Data

Big data is the key to better risk management.

Digitisation has progressed far among businesses in Singapore—but it is proceeding at different speeds, and many organisations are lagging

Banking in 2035: global banking survey report

Recent years have offered banks object lessons in how to manage volatility. The covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the increasingly intense impacts of climate change are posing major challenges. In many ways, the banking sector has proven remarkably resilient to such risks.

Podcast | Can China's economic slowdown create opportunities in Asia?

Episode 2: Can China's economic slowdown create opportunities in Asia?

Decarbonising Asia: Asset owners reach for net zero

Decarbonising Asia: Asset owners reach for net zero is an Economist Impact report, sponsored by Amundi. Denis McCauley is the author and Siddharth Poddar is the editor. It is based on in-depth interviews conducted with five executives at asset-owner and asset-management firms and other financial institutions, and secondary research, done between December 2021 and March 2022.
 
Our thanks are due to the following individuals for their time and insights:
  • Kerry Adams-Strump, director of group ESG, Prudential

Agile banking transformation: From machine-like bureaucracies to agile organisms

Disruptive technologies and digital-only competitors are forcing traditional banks to go from being some of the most bureaucratic, machine-like organisations to becoming model agile organisms. Financial services companies have faced an existential threat for the past two decades as investment pours into fintech companies and customer demands change rapidly. This pressure is forcing traditional banks to change more quickly than companies in other sectors, in order to adapt to the digital era.

Infographic | Banking in 2035: a fragmented world

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