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The Bracken column is named after Brendan Bracken, the founding editor of The Banker in 1926 and chairman of the modern-day Financial Times from 1945 to 1958.

Latest articles from Bracken

What legacy will Covid-19 leave for UK businesses and banks?

August 28, 2020

The UK needs a proactive supervisor and community banks to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic, says Philip Sinel.

Banks can learn from extractives’ ESG experience

July 31, 2020

ESG was pioneered in the extractive industries, and banking and finance can learn a great deal from their experience, writes Rikard Scoufias of Greece’s national oil and gas exploration and production company HHRM.

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Why China’s carbon market is failing to take off

June 22, 2020

China needs political will to fulfil promise to be world’s largest national carbon market

Coronavirus sends banks back home

May 26, 2020

Banks will likely find themselves pushed towards a domestic, rather than international, focus. Michiel Haasbroek explains.

How to fund crisis recovery while protecting the climate

April 14, 2020

The EU could finance a response to Covid-19 and expand its climate commitments.

AI, fintech and pandemics: the new normal

March 30, 2020

Technology will be the key to operating in a post-coronavirus financial world, writes Clara Durodié of Cognitive Finance Group.

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What the coronavirus tells us about risk management

February 26, 2020

The normal rules do not apply when confronted by extreme risk such as the coronavirus outbreak, writes the chairman of the European Risk Management Council.

Taking data simulation to the next level

February 7, 2020

Simply restaging past events is no longer enough when it comes to accurately predicting how markets will evolve, writes Justin Lyon, CEO of Simudyne.

Why the Fed must focus on its remit on jobs and stability

January 2, 2020

The former vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve Board talks to The Banker about why he is concerned over the lack of tools available to tackle another serious global economic problem.

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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