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2009: the Year of the Euro


I cannot start 2009 without a nod to the euro, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year and provides so much work for us banking folks, especially those of us in the payments world. The euro has had an interesting period of formulation from its origins in 1992: February 1992 …

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Five banking sector predictions for 2009

Bruce Beattie

Welcome to 2009. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been posting reasonably frivolous bits and bobs, but now to the serious question: what’s in store this year? For most, 2009 is fairly obviously a year of rationalisation and implementation. Rationalising the issues that led to Lehmans collapse and implementing …

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