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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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Tradle CEO sees blockchain solving KYC onboarding conundrum

November 1, 2019

Know your customer compliance is a headache for banks. Tradle’s CEO explains how blockchain technology can be used to improve the client onboarding experience.

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BofA equity derivatives team bridges continental gulf

November 1, 2019

A shift from offering clients hedging to a more solutions-based approach has driven Bank of America’s success in a field dominated by European banks. 

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

Javier Pano Riera teaser

Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The ECB cannot direct EU fiscal policy alone

November 1, 2019

As Mario Draghi steps down from his European Central Bank role, it is crucial that other parties take responsibility for the EU’s fiscal direction.

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How much value does your bank destroy?

October 28, 2019

The pressures on banks to overhaul their business models are growing stronger as the world economy slows down, with mid-sized banks the worst affected, writes Brian Caplen.

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Operational risk is the new frontier

October 18, 2019

Credit and market risk are increasingly standardised among banks. But good operational risk management is a chance to stand out, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Making money move South

October 18, 2019

Debt transparency is a strong theme at the 2019 annual meetings of the IMF-World Bank in Washington but the challenges are huge, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Globalisation strikes back

October 14, 2019

The IMF's new managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, is out to demonstrate that the gains from globalisation outweigh the losses, writes Brian Caplen.

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