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China and India at top and bottom in banking

July 10, 2018

What conclusions should we draw from the contrasting fortunes of Chinese and Indian banks, asks Brian Caplen. Is India doing the hard work now that China will need to do later?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What does UK banks' bounce back tell us about Brexit?

July 3, 2018

The UK's entrants performed well in The Banker's 2018 ​Top 1000 World Banks ranking but mostly due to overseas rather than domestic earnings. So, asks Brian Caplen, does this add anything to the Brexit debate?

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Trump’s trade tariffs miss the point

June 26, 2018

Bankers worried about a 1930s-style trade war need to look beyond the row over tariffs. Export incentives and often trade finance itself are where the real distortions lie, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why banks must take the long view

June 19, 2018

Trying to figure out how to position your bank in a world that is in the midst of huge upheaval is a difficult task. Sometimes it helps to look both a long way back and a long way forward to gain perspective on what to do today, writes Brian Caplen.

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The problems Basel can’t solve

June 12, 2018

Making a bank Basel III compliant is only a start. It’s the risks that Basel doesn’t address that are the stuff of nightmares, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is a new wave of banking M&A imminent?

June 5, 2018

Since the financial crisis big banks have got bigger and this trend is set to continue. Get ready for the next round of banking M&A, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why banks should be preparing for stormy weather

May 29, 2018

Now is the time for banks to be modelling how their assets perform under stressed scenarios. The next period of disruption could be just around the corner, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Regulation needs recalibrating

May 17, 2018

Overburdening small banks and preventing lending to SMEs are two unintended consequences of the regulatory onslaught since the financial crisis, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Are we facing a classic emerging markets crisis?

May 15, 2018

Argentina is in trouble. Investors have become more sophisticated but contagion cannot be ruled out, writes Brian Caplen.

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Can banks make money from platforms?

May 8, 2018

The traditional banking model is under threat and a new one is emerging. But, asks Brian Caplen, can it be profitable?

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