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No point arguing with an index

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With more of a bank’s stock and bonds being held by passive funds, Brian Caplen asks: what does this mean for CEOs?

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Re-assessing Iran’s relationship to the world

January 27, 2020

The director of Italy’s Institute of International Affairs, Nathalie Tocci, talks to Silvia Pavoni about Middle Eastern issues amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

Francs for the memories, but will the eco make any difference?

January 27, 2020

The CFA franc is being replaced in the Waemu region by the 'eco'. But will the benefits of this move be worth the bemusement it is causing elsewhere in Africa?

Now is not the time to write off IPOs

January 27, 2020

An eventful 2019 for initial public offerings has led to some questions about the appeal of the traditional IPO – one of the oldest and most established forms of fundraising – to modern businesses.

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How banks can unleash their internal activist

January 24, 2020

The transition from 'traditional' to ESG-embracing is a tough one for banks. Silvia Pavoni describes how the solution to this issue may lie within for many lenders.

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Angola finance minister seeks return to stability

January 24, 2020

Angola’s finance minister talks to John Everington about debt reduction, fighting corruption and the country’s quest for diversification.

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Please send the shareholders away

January 21, 2020

Public companies have big disadvantages when it comes to making the huge changes needed to become a fully functioning digital bank, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will corporate debt cause the next meltdown?

January 14, 2020

A decade on from the financial crisis there are good reasons to think that the next one will stem from weaknesses in corporate debt structures, writes Brian Caplen.

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Fighting climate change the circular way

January 7, 2020

While climate talks at the government level are bogged down, companies and banks are moving ahead with new initiatives in the circular economy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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