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Brian Caplen blog 2016

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

Brian Caplen blog 2016

China's secret iPhone weapon

December 13, 2016

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

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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. 

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will the EU and UK heed Wall Street's Brexit warnings?

October 11, 2016

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase says that the eurozone has been weakened by the Brexit vote, while the head of Morgan Stanley believes New York may be the ultimate victor of the divorce. Brian Caplen explains why both the EU and the UK should heed these warnings.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Deutsche Bank's woes go beyond US fine

October 4, 2016

Deutsche Bank’s travails concerning the US Department of Justice and a settlement due to the mis-selling of mortgage backed-securities are grabbing the headlines, but, says Brian Caplen, the cause behind the bank's predicament goes much deeper.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will Brexit be good or bad for Switzerland?

September 13, 2016

Switzerland's relationship with the EU has been strained at times, but could the terms the UK arranges as it prepares to leave he union provide a boost for Swiss banks? Brian Caplen thinks it might.

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