Latest articles from Brian Caplen

Upheavals whet big banks’ appetites

September 4, 2006

Banking consolidation, international investment and the new regional free trade agreement are attracting the attention of big hungry banks looking for an acquisition. Brian Caplen reports.

Drumming out boom and bust

July 3, 2006

Brian Caplen reports on government efforts to avoid past mistakes and provide security for future generations.

The hunt continues for competitive edge

July 3, 2006

Trinidadian banks are hungry for a bigger slice of the country’s lucrative energy sector but their plea for an end to withholding tax, which they argue would make them more able to compete, is falling on deaf ears. Brian Caplen reports from Port of Spain.

New market takes off

July 3, 2006

Brazil is working hard to make its capital markets attractive and the Novo Mercado, with its modern corporate governance standards, is helping. Brian Caplen reports.

All clients great and small

July 3, 2006

Banco do Brasil has a policy of attracting and keeping low-income customers who may prove more lucrative in the future. Brian Caplen reports.

Progress slow on modernisation

April 3, 2006

Until there is clarity over home country rule, Slovenian privatisation will be held up. Brian Caplen reports.

Bajuk’s balancing act

April 3, 2006

Slovenia’s finance minister Andrej Bajuk won The Banker’s award as best finance minister in Europe 2006. Here he explains to Brian Caplen how the Slovenian economy works.

The happy octogenarian

March 6, 2006

The Banker celebrated its 80th anniversary (1926-2006) at the Drapers Hall in London with a cake-cutting ceremony attended by (from left) Brian Caplen, editor; Stephen Timewell, editor-in-chief; and Michael Kirkwood, master of the Guild of International Bankers and managing director UK, Citigroup. The 80th anniversary celebrations included a keynote speech by Sir Peter Middleton, president of the British Bankers Association and senior warden of the Guild of International Bankers, which examined key events in UK financial history, and a seminar that included both an economics panel and a banking panel.

Sustainable growth is key

March 6, 2006

Thailand’s central bank governor Pridiyathorn Devakula is The Banker’s central bank governor of the year in Asia for 2006. Here he talks to Brian Caplen about the challenges facing his country.

Eyes on the future

March 6, 2006

Thailand is reinforcing its recovery from crisis with an overhaul of its capital markets and a programme of liberalisation. Brian Caplen explains.

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