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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Brexit campaign reveals EU over-regulation concerns among small business

May 24, 2016

Many small German companies – the mittelstand – are as Eurosceptic as the UK counterparts, and the EU would be well advised to listen to their concerns, writes Brian Caplen.

New global standards to strengthen bank ethics are needed

May 23, 2016

The professionalism and ethics of individual bankers is too important to be left to each bank on its own: the industry as a whole needs to come together to set new standards, says Simon Thompson.

New prime minister looks to get Jamaica working

May 23, 2016

In his first major international interview since he was sworn in as prime minister on March 3, Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness tells Courtney Fingar about his economic strategy for the next few years, including tax reform and preparation for the opening-up of Cuba.

Cyber crime: a clear and present danger

May 23, 2016

UK banks must work together to boost their defences against cyber attacks, says a new report.

Brazil presents a tough task for Temer

May 23, 2016

Following the disarray of the Rousseff years, Brazil’s new president has his work cut out.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

US secretary John Kerry’s Iran stance lacks credibility

May 17, 2016

Iran will be off limits to banks for many years, while January’s deal could still fall apart, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Swift goes on the offensive over Bangladesh central bank $81m heist

May 9, 2016

Swift network was never compromised, says financial messaging provider in a letter to users. Brian Caplen reports.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Who will buy sovereign bonds instead of the banks?

May 3, 2016

If the rules on risk weightings change, impacting upon the ability and appetite of banks to purchase sovereign bonds, new buyers will be needed.

Deals of the Year 2016

Deals of the Year 2016 – Middle East

May 3, 2016

The Deals of the Year 2016 winners from the Middle East.

Deals of the Year 2016

Deals of the Year 2016 – Americas

May 3, 2016

The Deals of the Year 2016 winners from the Americas.

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