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Czech National Bank governor looks to a stable 2018

February 1, 2018

Having lifted the exchange rate cap on the koruna after more than three years in 2017, the governor of the Czech National Bank talks to Stefanie Linhardt about his expectations for the year ahead.

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Branches are alive and kicking

January 30, 2018

Banks may be closing branches in developed countries, but in emerging markets they are opening new ones, writes Brian Caplen.

A ‘twin peaks’ vision for Europe

January 29, 2018

A two-pronged approach to financial oversight will be vital for the EU after the UK finally leaves, write Dirk Schoenmaker and Nicolas Véron of Brussels-based economic policy think tank Bruegel.

Why Bitcoin won't bite the dust

January 29, 2018

Ignore the naysayers: cryptocurrencies are more than just a passing fancy, says Chris Skinner.

Boom time for Chinese banking brands

January 29, 2018

The US is losing out to China in the fight to establish lucrative, stable brands.

Modi's speech makes history, but raises questions

January 29, 2018

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Davos address highlighted his country’s differences with China, but outsiders still have concerns over India’s investment climate.

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​Building a platform? Beware of the pitfalls

January 23, 2018

Some bank CEOs want to emulate Facebook and Amazon in building platform banking. But the tech giants have their own challenges, writes Brain Caplen.

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Big is the only way in banking

January 16, 2018

For all the talk of boutiques and fintechs, the banking market is more unequal than ever and the future promises more of the same​, writes Brian Caplen.

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​China’s Silk Road needs Western thread

January 2, 2018

Western banks and companies need to engage in China's world-changing Silk Road project or face being left on the sidelines, writes Brian Caplen.

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Gearing up for cyber security arms race

January 2, 2018

Tied to legacy infrastructure, bombarded by regulation and uncertainty over their business model, banks must also face up to the cyber security threat, writes author Stephen Norman.

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