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Are bankers obsessed with regulation?

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A survey released at Sibos 2017 shows that bankers think the industry is being driven by regulation while fintech entrepreneurs think it is all about customer expectations. There is a message here, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Be paranoid, invest or die

October 17, 2017

The chilling message from Sibos 2017 is that banks need to invest in their payments infrastructure without the prospect of a return, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

US bank regulations thaw while Europe freezes

October 13, 2017

In the US, regulators are opening up a dialogue with banks helping to foster growth, something their European counterparts can only look upon with envy, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Why 2018 will be critical year for trade

October 12, 2017

The Trump administration's sabre rattling on trade has produced little in the way of concrete results. But this may be about to change, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

China’s industrial revolution: was it the last one?

October 9, 2017

If robots become the mainstay of manufacturing, the advantage of cheap labour disappears and with it the prospects for poor countries to get rich, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is it really all about the customer?

October 3, 2017

The customer service mantra is constantly chanted but would banks do better by being more honest about the trade-offs a business has to make? Brian Caplen looks into the situation.

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Work continues for European Stability Mechanism

October 2, 2017

Following the sovereign debt crisis, Europe's funding safeguard was set up to ensure regional stability. While most countries no longer need propping up, the European Stability Mechanism is still busy, as head of funding and investor relations Siegfried Ruhl tells David Wigan.

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Crédit Agricole CIB chief in an expansionary mood

October 2, 2017

The investment banking boss at Crédit Agricole, Jean-Yves Hocher, talks to Danielle Myles about the division's growth plans, its bank partnerships and green credentials.

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Credit Suisse drives home advantage as IPOs return

October 2, 2017

After a dearth of initial public offerings in 2016, investor appetite is beginning to recover. Credit Suisse can attest to the market’s resurgence, having led several top European deals, including Société Générale’s flotation of its ALD car lease business. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

German election kills eurozone reform

September 25, 2017

The big loser in Germany’s surprise election result is much-needed eurozone reform. Investors must accept that the eurozone and some banks remain prone to crises, writes Brian Caplen.

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