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Gary Gensler: How blockchain can solve the payments riddle

September 3, 2018

The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission explains the many benefits of blockchain.

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Dr Alan Qi: Using AI to make the world more equal

September 3, 2018

Ant Financial's chief data scientist says the business is essentially an artificial intelligence company trying to bring more equality to the world

Legacy vendors are more of an issue than legacy systems

September 3, 2018

Tech firms are among the worst offenders for archaic, paper-based payment systems.

Why helping refugees has benefits for banks

September 3, 2018

The moral imperative to help the world's millions of displaced people is clear – but there is an equally strong business case.

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Will open banking replace mergers?

August 31, 2018

Merger talk is on the rise again in Europe. But with resistance from national regulators, Brian Caplen asks whether open banking, partnerships or digital routes are better ways to serve overseas markets and boost returns.

Mega-mergers caught in the crossfire between regulators and politics

August 31, 2018

Anyone waiting for mega M&A to return to Europe should not hold their breath.

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Indonesia's two-decade transformation

August 31, 2018

Indonesia's finance minister described how the changes made because of the 1998 Reformasi Movement gave the country a new lease of life that it still benefits from.

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Banks must live with populism

August 28, 2018

The American century is over. Plan for more uncertainty amid the birth pangs of the new world, writes Brian Caplen. 

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Shrinking markets – why banks should worry

August 21, 2018

Public markets have their faults, but bank profits will be hurt if issuers and investors lose confidence in them, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will ESG survive the next crisis?

August 14, 2018

The ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance – code has been drilled into bankers. But, asks Brian Caplen, will it all go out the window in a recession?

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