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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Europe’s bad loan problem could last a generation

July 11, 2016

Banking union is another EU policy stuck halfway, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Solving Brexit is easier than fixing the EU

July 5, 2016

As the UK comes to terms with the result of its referendum decision to leave the EU, the challenges facing what is left of the union are mounting, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Does Brexit mean Trump will be the next US president?

June 24, 2016

The EU should respond constructively to the UK's referendum result for its own survival.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Good news for Brazil, bad news for India

June 21, 2016

India will rue the loss of central bank governor Raghuram Rajan but in Brazil, having Henrique Meirelles back in government is the best news the crisis-torn country has had in quite a while, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Brexit or Bremain – Euroscepticism will not go away

June 14, 2016

Brussels has to start by admitting its mistakes before it can move forward, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will Denmark’s new prince of finance be as unique as Shakespeare’s Hamlet 400 years on?

June 7, 2016

Danish mortgage bank Nykredit Realkredit's decision to issue senior subordinated Tier 3 notes that will sit between equity and subordinated debt and senior unsecured debt in the liquidation hierarchy will have a widespread impact across Europe, says Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

A Venezuelan default could be messier than Argentina’s

May 31, 2016

Venezuela faces severe economic, social and political instability as the policies of late president Hugo Chávez continue to unravel, leading to fears that the country could be set for a default that is hard-hitting even by Latin American standards, as Brian Caplen writes.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Brexit campaign reveals EU over-regulation concerns among small business

May 24, 2016

Many small German companies – the mittelstand – are as Eurosceptic as the UK counterparts, and the EU would be well advised to listen to their concerns, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

US secretary John Kerry’s Iran stance lacks credibility

May 17, 2016

Iran will be off limits to banks for many years, while January’s deal could still fall apart, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Swift goes on the offensive over Bangladesh central bank $81m heist

May 9, 2016

Swift network was never compromised, says financial messaging provider in a letter to users. Brian Caplen reports.

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