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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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

We need to talk about Dave

October 8, 2019

It’s one thing to protect your bank from a cyber attack by a foreign government, but is your security Dave-proof?

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Pablo Hernández de Cos: where next for the Basel Committee?

October 1, 2019

Under the guidance of a new chairman, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will continue to strengthen regulation while remembering the lessons of the past.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Do banks still need fintechs?

October 1, 2019

In the future, banks' relationships with big tech will be more important than their fintech partnerships, writes Brian Caplen.

Supervision and the location choices of multinational banks

October 1, 2019

Differing regulatory regimes cannot help but have an effect on banks’ choice of location, write three leading academics.

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