Latest articles from Brian Caplen

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Pacific Islands build resilience to boost sustainable tourism

January 1, 2017

Far-flung from each other as well as their regional neighbours, the Pacific Islands have been hammered by cyclones and threatened by climate change. But their determination to face down challenges and boost tourism in a sustainable way is indomitable, writes Brian Caplen.

Samoan PM looks to boost country's financial centre and air traffic

January 1, 2017

Samoan prime minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi talks to Brian Caplen about how the country has tackled money laundering concerns, pressures for the financial centre to keep up to date, and why it might be time for the national airline to go it alone again.

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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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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.

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