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M&A bankers toast a bumper year discreetly

Bankers are celebrating the biggest year on record for mergers and acquisitions with magnums of champagne and slap-up dinners: just don't expect to read about it on Facebook.   Conscious of the poor optics of

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Bahraini Islamic bankers attend leadership programme

A selected group of 37 Bahraini professionals from the Islamic banking industry travelled to Hong Kong and Toronto to take part in an intensive 17-day leadership programme.    Conceptualised by the Waqf Fund

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Standard Chartered mulls raising at least $4bn

Standard Chartered has held talks with bankers on raising at least $4 billion as UK reglators tighten scrunity on lenders with exposure to emerging markets in a second round of stress tests, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.  

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Ahli United group chief wins major Arab award

London-based Arab Bankers Association has announced the 2015 Award for Distinguished Services to Arab Banking will be presented to Ahli United Bank Group chief executive and managing director Adel El Labban. He will receive the award at the Ar

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Bankers test technology to attract millionaires

No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are turning to video games and virtual reality to attract a new generation of sceptical clients and see off digital rivals. Technology is likel

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Banking experts to discuss strategies in Bahrain

Senior Islamic bankers and international experts from more than 15 countries will convene in Bahrain later this month to discuss internationalisation strategies for Islamic financial institutions. They will be participating in the

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India prepares reform roadmap for ailing state banks

India's top bankers have gathered in the western city of Pune in a one-of-a-kind huddle to discuss long-pending reforms vital to improving the health of ailing public sector banks in Asia's third-largest economy. The count

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Expect another boom, Dubai tells bankers

Dubai has told international bankers that it was gearing up for another boom and did not regret the pro-growth policies which brought it to the brink of default five years ago. It appeared to win the endorsement of many of the bankers.

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Lean years leave banks short of savvy dealmakers

Years of quiet deal markets in Europe have left a generation of junior investment bankers with little opportunity to cut their teeth, and, with many senior staff let go, banks are finding themselves short on experience as business stirs again.

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Bankers see robust M&A recovery in 2013

A drop in European takeovers has depressed global merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity so far this year, but bankers see activity picking up as a rally in stocks and bonds helps compensate for a prolonged euro-zone recession.

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