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Nomura steers home Cevian’s Volvo sale

March 1, 2018

Volvo Group’s financial position is starting to look more healthy after a few shaky years, and Swedish fund manager Cevian Capital chose its moment to sell its stake in the company with help from Nomura. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Chile’s minister of foreign affairs looks to set a Latam example

March 1, 2018

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s minister of foreign affairs, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the country’s influence on Latin American trade and what China’s One Belt, One Road initiative means for the region.

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Argentina’s treasury minister embraces global re-engagement

March 1, 2018

Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolas Dujovne, talks to Silvia Pavoni about reversing damaging fiscal decisions and bringing investment back to the country.

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Tapering plus Trump tax cuts could be scary for banks

February 27, 2018

US banks are eager for interest rate normality but, asks Brian Caplen, what are the risks of overshooting?

No room for complacency over MiFID II

February 26, 2018

After years of preparation, the rollout of MiFID II in January provided relatively little drama. But, says PwC’s Luke Nelson, it is early days and Brexit could still complicate matters, so firms should stay on their toes. 

How big data can fight financial exclusion

February 26, 2018

Establishing a deeper understanding of the impact financial services have on people’s lives is vital. Yet metrics that demonstrate improvements in financial health remain in their infancy, write Matthew Blake and Drew Propson of the World Economic Forum.

Embracing an Open Banking future

February 26, 2018

Banks are learning that the old compliance rules no longer apply.

Latin America moves the needle in the geopolitics of trade

February 26, 2018

US and China attitudes to the economic potential of Latin America could hardly be more different, but the region will make up its own mind.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How fast can banks be 'climate change ready'?

February 20, 2018

A new report criticises​ banks for doing too little on climate change but also gives examples of them getting it right. Brian Caplen assesses what lenders can do to maintain their environmental credentials.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Frontier banks and the school of hard knocks

February 13, 2018

G7 bankers complain about QE destroying net interest margins. They should try a spell in a frontier market where sovereign borrowing may be deterring depositors, writes Brian Caplen.

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