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What will Boris Johnson do for the City of London?

December 17, 2019

Markets rallied on the news that UK prime minister Boris Johnson had won a large majority in the recent election and there were hopes for a softer Brexit. Such optimism may be premature, writes Brian Caplen.

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Goldman Sachs' quest for normality

December 6, 2019

Few things epitomise the post-crisis banking landscape like Goldman Sachs' craving for normality, writes Brian Caplen.

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The risks of getting green finance wrong

December 3, 2019

As the UN Climate Conference takes place in Madrid, policy-makers are busy coming up with anti-climate change proposals. However, writes Brian Caplen, not all of them are good. 

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Rabobank opens up and adopts agile methods

December 2, 2019

Rabobank’s chief digital transformation officer talks to The Banker about transforming the bank into a fast-moving, agile organisation. 

Why is Open Banking so frightening?

December 2, 2019

UK banks need to start spreading the word about the benefits that Open Banking can bring customers.

Going beyond GDP: a better tool to assess economic strength

December 2, 2019

The Social Progress Index goes beyond the blunt tool of GDP to examine a range of data and give a comprehensive insight into a country's productivity. 

Can banks overcome their crypto scepticism?

December 2, 2019

Claude Brown of law firm Reed Smith looks at how the pressures from social media, central banks and sanctions are driving banks towards digital currencies.

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Deutsche unlocks India's appetite for US dollar high yield

December 2, 2019

Capitalising on regulatory changes that have breathed new life into Indian high-yield markets, Deutsche is leading the way on non-bank financial company issuance. 

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Mizuho International CEO aims to build long-term trust

December 2, 2019

Mizuho International’s CEO and president discusses what Japanese business culture can offer capital markets and the bank's plans for delivering bespoke client solutions.

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Ecobank CEO looks to a more connected Africa

December 2, 2019

Ecobank’s group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi, talks to The Banker about his priorities, which include climate change initiatives and digital developments.

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