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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Theresa May’s Brexit makes offshore UK a reality

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Banks will need to be more entrepreneurial to gain the benefits from what looks likely to be a clean break from the EU for the UK, writes Brian Caplen.

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Online bank fraud – when is the bank responsible?

January 10, 2017

Banks need to spell out when the customer is liable as part of their security advice.

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2017 will be a good year for banks

January 3, 2017

Interest rates are on the rise and there are economic benefits to populism. But for Chinese banks things may get a lot tougher, writes Brian Caplen

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China's secret iPhone weapon

December 13, 2016

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

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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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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.

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Global banking is dead

November 22, 2016

Much of the rhetoric surrounding the seismic events of 2016 has been based around the coming death of globalisation. However, as Brian Caplen describes, the global banking model is already at the autopsy stage. 

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The three-pronged approach for banks to fight cyber attacks

November 15, 2016

As the recent cyber attack on Tesco Bank shows, the threat from cyber criminals is a constant one for banks. However, as Brian Caplen describes, simply building ever-higher tech walls alone will not solve the problem.

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Donald Trump: what happens now?

November 9, 2016

Brexit and the Trump win make the outcome of upcoming European elections uncertain, writes Brian Caplen.

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A Pacific plan: why protection against natural disaster is as vital as ever

October 25, 2016

As Brian Caplen continues his travels around the Pacific Island countries, he looks at how these places can protect themselves – both physically and economically – against the frequent natural disasters they contend with.

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