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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Can negative rates ever be positive?

October 20, 2020

With the Bank of England considering negative interest rates, the experience in other countries where they have been tried is mixed.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

The great inflation comeback

October 13, 2020

After years of low inflation, a forecast of 5-10% seems incredible – but not if there’s a huge shift in the way the global economy functions.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Let’s talk about cyber risk

October 6, 2020

As Sibos 2020 gets underway onine, risks related to digital payments are high on bankers’ concerns.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What China’s climate pledge means for banks

September 29, 2020

Bankers have a lot on their plates but they cannot afford to bypass climate change risk if they want to stay in business.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is international law breaking down?

September 22, 2020

Commerce relies on contracts being adhered to. But international agreements are under pressure. Should bankers be worried?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Financial crime’s new home start

September 15, 2020

Among a list of challenges for banks is how to maintain strict standards of compliance for traders working from home.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is M&A the way out for Europe’s banks?

September 8, 2020

Merger talks between Spain's Bankia and CaixaBank has put European banking consolidation back in contention – but only domestic deals will probably go ahead. 

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Why banking needs a social licence

September 1, 2020

Unless the financial industry’s goals are aligned with those of the wider community, its future health is uncertain.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

State spending versus common sense

August 25, 2020

Government finances will be wrecked after the Covid-19 crisis. Does it matter?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Making companies as safe as banks

August 18, 2020

Rethinking how companies are organised and taxed is key to rebuilding after Covid-19.

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