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Brian Caplen

Lehman lessons: what will happen should another SIFI fail?

Another collapse akin to that of Lehman Brothers would have a significantly lessened impact on the financial world, a Fitch report has found. However, Brian Caplen warns that there is no room for complacency.

Working towards a new contract between banks and society

The International Chamber of Commerce's banking commission is working to maintain a dialogue between banks, clients and regulators on keeping credit flowing to the real economy.

Greece: faith versus sustainability

Greece and the EU have faith that everything will work out in spite of the country's debt being a long way from sustainable. What does all that mean for the future?

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A stock market intervention too far in China?

The intervention of the Chinese government when the country's stock market lost more than one-third of its value in mid-June did not surprise many people, but the timing and manner of the action has disappointed some.

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Greece and the eurozone need the IMF to act

The International Monetary Fund has gradually found its voice in the years since its participation in the Greek bail-out of 2010. Now it must go further.

Brian Caplen

Trading platforms: a corporate bond salvation?

The corporate bond market is increasingly coming under threat from stricter regulation on capital, liquidity and proprietary trading. Can new trading platforms such as TruMid and Electronifie come to the rescue?

Why SMEs are driving the global payments revolution

The traditional banking model is failing a new breed of 'global SMEs', whose business model is reliant upon real-time retail payments. Enter the distributed ledger system...

The EU must accept it has slipped up on Greece

The problems between Greece and the EU are a result of flawed thinking that no one will admit to. Even still, reaching some sort of deal is in the best interests of all concerned.

Does psychometrics have a future in financial inclusion?

Psychometric testing could help boost financial inclusion by providing an alternative method of predicting the willingness to repay among borrowers with no credit history, according to Daniel Schydlowsky of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

Tough at the top for China

China's rise to the economic ascent will not be without its hiccups, as the country must negotiate the transition from an investment- to a consumption-driven economic model and put its local government expenditures into check.

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