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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.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asia-Pacific, western Europe and North America still own the global picture

June 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific, North America and western Europe continue to dominate the Top 1000 in terms of Tier 1 capital share and the number of banks. Elsewhere, the Middle East shows some growth, but Africa and central and eastern Europe are going backwards.

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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.

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​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.

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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.

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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.


Crédit Agricole shapes up to face difficult European market

June 1, 2016

Under new chief executive Philippe Brassac, Crédit Agricole has simplified its oft-criticised group structure and devised a new plan, aimed at strengthening core business lines, improving operational efficiency and transforming its digital offering. Brian Caplen reports on how these changes will affect the bank. 

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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.

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