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Brian Caplen
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Will the Old Lady's new approach work?

As the Bank of England is modernised, with clearer communications between central bank and the City of London at its core, Brian Caplen highlights the problems that a more formalised communications system may bring about.

Amando Tetangco
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Philippines CBG: unconventional and effective

Amando Tetangco, the governor of the Philippines' central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, talks to Stefania Palma about how in a post-financial crisis, globalised world, conventional central banking is no longer enough.

How secondments could improve regulation

Secondments would provide regulators with greater expertise, but potential conflicts of interest must be carefully handled.

Banker Opinion

Latam starts bridging the infrastructure gap

For too long, Latin America has been thwarted by its infrastructure deficit. Finally, the launch of several major projects and myriad small but no less significant ones, suggests that it is doing something about this.

Banker Opinion
From Comment

The long and the short of capital markets union

There is little in the capital markets union proposals that will offer immediate economic benefit to the EU, but that does not make the project any less worthwhile.

Brian Caplen
From Comment

Central banks take on development mantle

The role of the central bank has changed since the global financial crisis, says Brian Caplen, with many concerning themselves with social and economic inclusion issues.

Brian Caplen

The winners and losers of the mobile revolution

Many predict that banks will be the losers in the race to corner the mobile payments market but, what they may lack in innovation, these established institutions make up for in experience and scale. 

Brian Caplen

Germany shares responsibility for Greek failure

With Greece and Germany at stand off since the former elected the anti-austerity Syriza party to power, Brian Caplen looks at the actions of the Germans and the European Commission that led to this situation.

Ashraf Salman

Reform agenda marks start of a new era for Egypt

The election of a new government has helped turn around Egypt's economic fortunes and, according to the country's minister of investment, Ashraf Salman, further reforms will see the country's investment environment become even more attractive. 

Bracken

Why better models do not always lead to better decisions

Executives who live with uncertainty should resist the fallacy of arithmetic precision when making investment decisions, says Georgios Samakovitis of the University of Greenwich.

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