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Brian Caplen blog 2016

HSBC’s interim CEO makes big changes

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HSBC has set a very firm course, meaning that its next CEO will be driving rather than inventing the bank’s strategy, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How will the coronavirus impact China’s banks?

February 11, 2020

Chinese banks will take a hit from a rise in bad loans as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, and international banks need to relook at the financing of supply chains, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What future for UK challengers?

February 4, 2020

Digital only banks are growing fast and may be too expensive for traditional banks to acquire, writes Brian Caplen.


No point arguing with an index

January 28, 2020

With more of a bank’s stock and bonds being held by passive funds, Brian Caplen asks: what does this mean for CEOs?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Please send the shareholders away

January 21, 2020

Public companies have big disadvantages when it comes to making the huge changes needed to become a fully functioning digital bank, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will corporate debt cause the next meltdown?

January 14, 2020

A decade on from the financial crisis there are good reasons to think that the next one will stem from weaknesses in corporate debt structures, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Fighting climate change the circular way

January 7, 2020

While climate talks at the government level are bogged down, companies and banks are moving ahead with new initiatives in the circular economy, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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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