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The ethical hacker defence

September 2, 2019

As cyber crime proliferates and becomes ever more sophisticated, banks are increasingly turning to the – arguably essential – services of ethical hackers to test just how secure bank data is.

PSD2: state of play

September 2, 2019

The deadline for the second iteration of the Payment Services Directive, PSD2, falls in September – but it is likely more time will be needed for banks to comply.

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Brexit: how not to negotiate

August 27, 2019

Negotiations break down when the parties get stuck into hardline positions they cannot retreat from. Bank CEOs can learn from the Brexit mess, writes Brian Caplen.


Europe’s deadly banking cocktail

August 20, 2019

Europe’s banks are facing pressures from all sides and will hardly be able to assist with a eurozone recovery, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

China’s state capitalism: can it last?

August 13, 2019

Donald Trump should relax his China bashing. There are reasons why China will have to reform its model of its own accord, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is Andrea Orcel right for HSBC?

August 6, 2019

Banks need to be sure when they recruit a CEO that they know what they want, writes Brian Caplen.

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Tunisia's central bank governor looks to a new age of stability

August 1, 2019

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, talks about containing inflation and the potential impact of the country’s upcoming elections.

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Namibia's central bank governor defies rising NPLs

August 1, 2019

The governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ipumbu Shiimi, talks to Jason Mitchell about pushing up financial inclusion rates and surviving recession.

Basel is putting prosperity on the line

August 1, 2019

The latest Basel regulations will limit business growth with their misguided approach to risk strategies, writes Giampaolo Gabbi of Siena University.

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Fiji economy minister pushes financial independence through green bonds

August 1, 2019

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s minister for economy, explains how the country is encouraging international investment through green bonds. 

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