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Derisking – does the damage outweigh the gains?

April 25, 2017

The problems caused by anti-money laundering regulation have hit smaller countries, smaller banks and therefore the poorer members of society. Brian Caplen asks if matters have gone too far.

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Why the MiFID II deadline needs second extension

April 18, 2017

Even by the standards of post-crisis EU regulation, MiFID II is ambitious and expensive. A second deadline extension is needed, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Home is where the talent is

April 4, 2017

Brexit will send some jobs to Paris and Frankfurt but the most important factor keeping banks in London is the talent pool, writes Brian Caplen.

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NPP builds Australia’s faster payments future

April 3, 2017

Building a real-time national payments infrastructure that promotes diversity and competition in product development may not be easy, but it is worth the effort, of NPP Australia CEO Adrian Lovney tells Joy Macknight.

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Asian Development Bank president looks forwards on 50th anniversary

April 3, 2017

As the Asian Development Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary, president Takehiko Nakao talks to Stefania Palma about the organisation’s achievements, future objectives and approach to the effects of geopolitical risk on the region.

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MUFG’s EMEA chiefs take selective approach

April 3, 2017

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s EMEA heads of corporate and investment banking talk to Danielle Myles about the firm’s judicious approach to assessing new clients and its unique partnership with Morgan Stanley.

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Citi shows appetite for Egypt remains healthy

April 3, 2017

Political unrest, high public debt and a drop in tourism have hit Egypt’s fortunes in recent years. But as a successful $4bn debt-raising deal has shown, investor appetite is recovering. Edward Russell-Walling spoke to the team from joint lead manager Citi.

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Moscow IPO is child’s play for Detsky Mir

April 3, 2017

The flotation of Russian toy retailer Detsky Mir on Moscow’s stock exchange was a significant moment for the country’s capital markets, which have been quiet in recent years. Joanne Hart reports.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Who is minding the model?

March 28, 2017

Banks have models for everything these days but, says Brian Caplen, they should not be fooled into thinking their problems are over.

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Andreas Dombret: the German view of Brexit

March 28, 2017

Andreas Dombret, member of the board at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the issues banks thinking of re-locating to Germany would have to consider, the negative consequences lower standards of regulation could bring for financial markets and the risks of a 'no deal' Brexit.

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