Why it should be the businesses in the regulated sector rather than the state that should have to fund the fight against financial crime? These businesses are the gatekeepers to a financial and economic system that is open to abuse by money launderers and terrorist financiers.
A jury clearing three Barclays executives of fraud was a bad result for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The failed prosecution was the legacy of the agency’s previous director. But seems to be little indication that the SFO’s new regime is making progress.
UK banks are increasingly freezing their customers’ accounts indefinitely, citing strict anti-money laundering laws. Is it really a price worth paying?
We start off in Nigeria where some of the young and savvy ones are embracing a new savings and investment culture with the use of an app.
For the first time EU Finance Ministers are calling on the European Investment Bank to halt funding of oil, gas and coal projects.
"In two years’ time, the world has moved from synchronized upswing – in other words, accelerating growth – to a synchronized slowdown", she said.
President Erdoğan has dismissed the governor of Turkey's central bank in a move that has prompted concerns about the bank's independence
The African Development Bank is investing more than 13 billion Euros to finance regional integration infrastructure, believing it's key to economic prosperity.
Germany's Deutsche Bank is planning to create a so-called 'bad bank' that will undertake poor-performing assets and non-performing or bad loans
European Central Bank introduces new vegan-friendly banknotes as part of "Europa" roll out to fight counterfeited currency.
Central banks chiefs have warned the financial firms if they fail to make changes to adapt to the risks of climate change, "they will fail to exist".
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger.
Business Planet heads to Georgia to find out about a toy company making a difference after obtaining microfinance guaranteed.
Georgian toy company Dadari doesn't just make wooden toys it also makes a point of employing people with disabilities. Three of the firm's seven employees have special learning needs. Business Planet spoke to the firm's founder Merab Kuchukhidze to find out more about the company.
This episode of Business Planet goes to Ukraine to see how loan guarantees from the European Union are helping small and medium-sized businesses to thrive.
Trade in goods between the EU and Ukraine is growing fast. In 2017 it rose by nearly a quarter to 37 billion euros. Business Planet speaks to Hugues Mingarelli, the EU's Ambassador to the country, about the deepening ties between Europe and Ukraine.
Moves to phase out the euro’s highest-value banknote took a major step forward on Monday.
The European Commission said it had fined Mastercard following investigation into breaches of the EU's anti-trust rules
European shares are down nearly 14% and are on track for their worst year since the global financial crisis of 2008.
Santander UK has been fined €36m for failing to process funds of dead customers
An employee improperly filled in the cash machine resulting in the mix-up.
An investigation is underway into Belgian banks billions of Euro are missing which belonged to the desceased Libyan strongman Mummar Gaddafi. This comes after Belgian authorities were accused of paying out interest and dividends on Libya’s frozen bank accounts.
Yves Mersch, member of the ECB's Executive Board, unveiled the new 100 and 200 euro banknotes on Monday (September 17), saying they were more secure than the old version and easier to handle.
As old as the religion itself, Islamic banking has reached new levels of maturity in the past fifty years. It is forecast to be worth 3 trillion dollars by 2021 with Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE currently leading the market.
U.K. Government has sold 7.7 percent of its RBS shares at half the price they bought them for
Financial Times reports that the Italian and French banks are exploring a merger