Latest articles from Brian Caplen

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Can Vladimir Putin turn off your fridge?

January 31, 2017

An Internet of Things cyberattack is the new risk to banks, writes Brian Caplen.

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Should a bank brand itself like Apple?

January 24, 2017

Banks need to create their own unique digital marketing strategy – borrowing from an entirely different industry would be a mistake, writes Brian Caplen.

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Theresa May’s Brexit makes offshore UK a reality

January 17, 2017

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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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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