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Have the 'sleepy bond markets' finally woken up?

December 2, 2019

Bonds are often portrayed as the more sedate side of capital markets but it is not necessarily a fair characterisation.

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Less fudge, more clarity needed on banks' ESG commitments

November 29, 2019

Banks may have signed up to ESG commitments but are they acting? Increasing financing of fossil fuels suggests otherwise. 

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Zombie banks are hard to kill

November 26, 2019

Failure to get to grips with small problem banks is hindering growth in both China and Europe, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What’s the back up?

November 19, 2019

This headline is probably the most asked question in banking today. The quality of the reply separates the banks that will survive in the cyber-security era from those that will not.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What could a Lagarde-Scholz alliance do for Europe?

November 6, 2019

The German finance minister is talking about European deposit insurance. The president of the ECB has the political clout to press for Eurozone reform. At last, writes Brian Caplen, the Eurozone could move forward.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Am I smart enough to sell my data?

November 5, 2019

There is scope for banks to make deals with customers over the use of their data, writes Brian Caplen. But some campaigners want to ban the giving up of personal data altogether.

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Saxo CEO sees strengths in partnerships

November 1, 2019

Denmark-based Saxo Bank is really more of a fintech. And it is from this long-standing perspective that CEO Kim Fournais tells Edward Russell-Walling how he foresees a bursting of the fintech bubble, and why partnerships are now paramount for all banks.

Blockchain: a solution looking for a problem?

November 1, 2019

Blockchain's star is beginning to fade – but don’t write it off just yet, says Chris Skinner. 

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