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German election kills eurozone reform

September 25, 2017

The big loser in Germany’s surprise election result is much-needed eurozone reform. Investors must accept that the eurozone and some banks remain prone to crises, writes Brian Caplen.

Europe’s Single Resolution Mechanism is a recipe for instability

September 25, 2017

Recent bank bailouts show that the Single Resolution Mechanism is woefully inadequate, writes Jean Dermine, professor of banking and finance at graduate business school Insead. 

What Arab leaders could learn from banks

September 25, 2017

Arab banks’ prudence regarding risk taking and regulation is paying off, and providing stability in an era of regional political turmoil and low oil prices.

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​Is open banking the industry’s Netflix moment?

September 19, 2017

Analysts are making great claims for open banking under PSD2, but does it have the wow factor? Brian Caplen looks into the matter.

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Beware of tech purists and their flying saucers

September 6, 2017

Bank CEOs desperately need a map of the future but should be cautious of visions that are too neat and tidy, writes Brian Caplen.

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It’s the environment, stupid

September 5, 2017

Banks are on the front line in the war against climate change. Getting it wrong could destroy them.

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BNP Paribas CIB chief enjoys European position of strength

September 1, 2017

The head of corporate and institutional banking at BNP Paribas, Yann Gérardin, speaks with Danielle Myles about preparing a full-scale corporate and investment banking model for disintermediation, acting from a position of strength and the early success of the lender's transformation plan.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group makes its Africa move

September 1, 2017

Following Japan's 2016 decision to invest $30bn in African infrastructure and health systems, the country's biggest lender, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has been quick to make its move into the continent. In establishing partnerships with various African development finance institutions, it sees an opportunity to generate business as well as bring two of its key arms closer together. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Elvira Nabiullina: how Russia is meeting inflation expectations

September 1, 2017

Russia's central bank governor talks to Stefanie Linhardt about how the country is reaching its inflation targets, why its international reserves have been rising, what impact low interest rates have had, and why Russia's banking sector is now in a stable position.

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Yves Mersch: the case for keeping cash

September 1, 2017

In a digital age where financial institutions are trying to keep pace with the fintechs, there is still a case for cash, writes a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board.

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