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Making capital flow downhill

October 12, 2018

Money flows around the world like never before, but, asks Brian Caplen, is it promoting development?

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Is light-touch regulation right for fintechs?

October 11, 2018

Indonesian president Joko Widodo endorses a light touch for fintechs but IMF managing director Christine Lagarde prefers a 'proportionate' approach. Brian Caplen assesses which is the best way forward.

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IMF meets in digital Indonesia

October 10, 2018

Emerging markets will reap the greatest gains from the online economy, as shown by Indonesia’s experiences, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banking – you want it boring?

October 9, 2018

A decade after the financial crash banks are safer, but generating returns above the cost of capital is a challenge, writes Brian Caplen.

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May’s bad Brexit works for Jersey

October 2, 2018

Political agendas have taken control of the Brexit negotiations. This makes a no-deal scenario more likely even though there are plenty of solutions to hand, writes Brian Caplen.

After Cambridge Analytica, where next for open banking?

October 1, 2018

In a climate of increasing caution around data sharing, David Gardner of law firm TLT asks how banks can reconcile new initiatives with the need to safeguard customer information.

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SocGen’s global head of DCM celebrates inspiring year

October 1, 2018

Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking’s head of debt capital markets, Demetrio Salorio, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about winning market share and how mergers support the corporate bond market.

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Why open banking is the only way for ANZ

October 1, 2018

ANZ’s banking services business domain lead, Nigel Dobson, talks to Joy Macknight about how open banking will foster digital transformation, and where blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies fit in.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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IHS Markit’s $5bn issuance finances Ipreo acquisition

October 1, 2018

Financial analyst IHS Markit chose a quiet time to issue the bond that will bankroll its expansion strategy. David Wigan reports.

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