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Brian Caplen blog 2016

A Pacific plan: why protection against natural disaster is as vital as ever

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As Brian Caplen continues his travels around the Pacific Island countries, he looks at how these places can protect themselves – both physically and economically – against the frequent natural disasters they contend with.

The great market gamble: bond yields and inflation targets

October 24, 2016

Higher inflation targets look unlikely in the next few years, but given their negative impact on bond yields, markets should ensure they do not take their eye of the ball, say Gabriel Sterne and Tony Yates of Oxford Economics.

Why Islamic finance is the ethical choice

October 24, 2016

The way ahead for the Islamic finance industry is to market itself as a sustainable banking option beyond the Muslim world.

What makes a good wealth manager?

October 24, 2016

Thanks to technology, more and more people are accessing private banking. But what constitutes ‘good’ wealth management in this changing climate?

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The private path to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

October 19, 2016

The chief executive and general manager of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector discusses the role the private sector can play in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will the EU and UK heed Wall Street's Brexit warnings?

October 11, 2016

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase says that the eurozone has been weakened by the Brexit vote, while the head of Morgan Stanley believes New York may be the ultimate victor of the divorce. Brian Caplen explains why both the EU and the UK should heed these warnings.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Deutsche Bank's woes go beyond US fine

October 4, 2016

Deutsche Bank’s travails concerning the US Department of Justice and a settlement due to the mis-selling of mortgage backed-securities are grabbing the headlines, but, says Brian Caplen, the cause behind the bank's predicament goes much deeper.

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BlackRock chief strategist rethinks investment conventions

October 3, 2016

BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, Richard Turnill, tells Danielle Myles about the new emerging market darlings, investor myths that need dispelling and the unprecedented hurdles presented by unconventional monetary policy. 

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Fixing the Ukraine banking sector: a central bank governor's guide

October 3, 2016

A get-tough approach has been the only way to reform Ukraine's under-regulated, corruption-ridden financial system, writes the country's central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva.

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HSBC proves there is life after Brexit

October 3, 2016

The UK's EU referendum result may have surprised a lot of people. But far from the doom and gloom that some predicted would follow such a vote, HSBC reports it has been busy as the debt capital markets return to normal. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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