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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Zombie banks are hard to kill

November 26, 2019

Failure to get to grips with small problem banks is hindering growth in both China and Europe, writes Brian Caplen.

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What’s the back up?

November 19, 2019

This headline is probably the most asked question in banking today. The quality of the reply separates the banks that will survive in the cyber-security era from those that will not.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What could a Lagarde-Scholz alliance do for Europe?

November 6, 2019

The German finance minister is talking about European deposit insurance. The president of the ECB has the political clout to press for Eurozone reform. At last, writes Brian Caplen, the Eurozone could move forward.

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Am I smart enough to sell my data?

November 5, 2019

There is scope for banks to make deals with customers over the use of their data, writes Brian Caplen. But some campaigners want to ban the giving up of personal data altogether.

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