The Bracken column

Bracken

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

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How to regulate SPACs

May 14, 2021

Listing reform promises hope for UK special purpose acquisition companies, but is it enough?

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Is NPL securitisation banks' unlikely saviour?

March 25, 2021

A wave of non-performing loans threatens the banking sector, the solution may come from an unexpected source. 

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A new era for combatting illicit finance

January 27, 2021

Sweeping changes to the US’s anti-money laundering laws will modernise the fight against dirty money.

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A social green deal for Europe

November 19, 2020

A just economy will need social as much as green elements, says Fisma's Marcel Haag.

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Easing emerging market instability amid Covid-19

November 2, 2020

Equity interventions by governments, rather than large loans, could help prevent financial instability across Latin America.

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Central banks, political theory and Covid

September 30, 2020

The lenders of last resort doctrine must extend to the real sector if economies are to escape the pandemic relatively unscathed.

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.

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