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The need for clarity on sustainability

May 1, 2019

While clearly a worthy aim, 'sustainability' is still a vague term. A clear and unambiguous definition is needed to ensure proper data gathering, risk modelling and monitoring.

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Who will buy Commerzbank?

April 30, 2019

Despite the reservations of the German government, a foreign buyer must be the preferred way forward for Commerzbank, writes Brian Caplen.

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China’s open-minded consumers spur fintech race

April 23, 2019

Banks are investing huge sums to keep their digital platforms up to speed with those of China’s tech giants, writes Brian Caplen.

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Making everyone part of the liberal elite

April 16, 2019

Countries, companies and banks need to engage people in the strategy debate, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banks prefer to walk alone

April 9, 2019

Faced with the biggest transformation in the industry’s history, many banks still opt for the greenfield route ahead of fintech partnerships, writes Brian Caplen.

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After the Apple credit card, where next?

April 2, 2019

Big Tech is moving further into conventional financial services. Banks must consider how to respond, writes Brian Caplen.

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Morgan Stanley M&A head focuses on activism and Japan

April 1, 2019

Morgan Stanley's head of Americas M&A tells Kat Van Hoof how the bank has turned its eye on merger hotspots, Japan and activism to capture opportunities.

Why data must be taxed

April 1, 2019

The collection of data is too important to the global economy to go untaxed, writes Emmanuelle Deglaire of EDHEC Business School.

Traditional banks' slow route to irrelevance

April 1, 2019

Traditional banks' procedures to open new accounts are so cumbersome and time consuming, they could drive customers into the more efficient arms of challengers.

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Orange Bank leverages telco’s brand, footprint and data

April 1, 2019

Orange Bank’s deputy chief executive officer talks to The Banker about 5G’s potential impact on the banking industry.

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