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Brian Caplen blog 2016

China's secret iPhone weapon

December 13, 2016

A China-US trade war carries very high risks, as Brian Caplen explains.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Italy shows why bank rescues will always be political

December 6, 2016

Italy's political crisis looks set to trigger banking turmoil in the country. Brian Caplen looks at the wider implications when it comes to rescuing banks.

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Barclays Africa takes a different approach to data

December 1, 2016

Barclays Africa is on a transformation track, focused on making data analytics available to the whole organisation, as Yasaman Hadjibashi, its chief data officer, explains to Joy Macknight.

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Singapore Exchange broadens its horizons

December 1, 2016

The Singapore Exchange is committed to becoming a multi-asset exchange. CEO Boon Chye Loh explains to Danielle Myles how that strategy is taking shape.

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Deutsche Bank shows the way for P2P loans

December 1, 2016

Peer-to-peer online platforms are assuming greater importance in securitising loans, and Deutsche Bank’s asset-backed security experts have been quick to see their potential in Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Bradesco BBI investment chief looks to aid Brazil's recovery

December 1, 2016

As Brazil witnesses a long-awaited drop in interest rates and slowdown of inflation, Bradesco BBI’s investment banking chief tells Danielle Myles why the country is poised for recovery.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Political risk in Europe – the new threat to banks

November 29, 2016

The West's political landscape is almost unrecognisable compared with what it was just a year ago, leaving banks in the US and Europe experiencing political risk from closer quarters than they are used to. Brian Caplen assesses the situation.

State-of-the-art wealth management requires industrialisation as its foundation

November 28, 2016

Implementing digitalisation and other solutions in wealth management requires an underlying industrialisation approach to be put in place first if significant efficiency gains and higher margins are to be achieved, write Kristof Trautwein and Pascal Gantenbein.

Blockchain: the only way is up

November 28, 2016

Can blockchain come back from the doldrums? Yes, writes Chris Skinner, if the right technologies for the systems required can be identified.

Oversight, not laws, will underpin Trump's deregulation

November 28, 2016

US president-elect Donald Trump may not get his wish to repeal Dodd-Frank, but he has plenty of power to appoint regulators who share his light-touch views.

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