August-September 2019

Cover story: Strong Customer Authentication

The next evolution in online payment protection arrives in September, but some technology experts warn that markets remain woefully unprepared and it could cost Europe’s retailers a staggering €57bn in lost sales.

In profile: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, World Bank's chief economist

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, the World Bank’s new chief economist, has the right stuff for the challenges facing both the bank itself and development economies. Goldberg will likely define the agenda by increasing overall academic rigor, while focusing in on the importance of trade, the informality, and the changing nature of work. 

Europe news

What does the UK owe the EU in a no-deal Brexit? On 4 September, the House of Lords’ EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee met to discuss this question, with very little clarity as to the answer.

Africa news

Legae Peresec, the newly formed securities trading business, is poised to shake up the South African securities marketplace, following a landmark black economic empowerment deal.