Latest articles from Brian Caplen

Clear view curtails crisis fallout

January 2, 2008

Credit Suisse fared well during the subprime crisis. Brian Caplen asks CEO Brady Dougan what underlies the bank’s new stability and what it is planning for the year ahead.

Getting on with the job

October 1, 2007

Despite a recent lending crisis, Taiwan has quietly assumed an enviable position in global finance, with ever closer economic ties to China. Brian Caplen reports.

A solid stance on risk

October 1, 2007

In the current market environment, not every bank chief executive feels relaxed talking to the press unless it is part of a public relations strategy to calm frayed nerves among investors. But Stan O’Neal, chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch, was happy to talk to The Banker’s editor Brian Caplen about the volatility in the markets and the firm’s longer-term strategic positioning as well as social issues arising from globalisation, such as inequality.

Tax make or break

September 3, 2007

Brian Caplen reports on Mexico’s plans to build on its financial stability and raise pitiful tax take levels.

Mexico plays catch-up

September 3, 2007

The banking system promises huge profits potential in the next few years as players plan growth strategies in a bid to catch up with the rest of Latin America. Brian Caplen reports from Mexico City.

Slim pickings for latecomers

July 2, 2007

US investment banks have been slow to enter Brazil’s capital markets, and while they now want in, the major acquisition targets have long gone. Brian Caplen reports.

Russian banks ready to join the mainstream

May 7, 2007

The Russian banking sector is more closely resembling those of developed markets, as it focuses on building up profits from fee income. But banks face the thorny issue of how to obtain capital to sustain their remarkable growth. Brian Caplen reports.

Playing away from home

April 2, 2007

Nordic banks have traditionally adopted decentralised management structures, incorporating collective business practices while eschewing securitisation. Brian Caplen assesses whether this model can be made to work overseas.

Debate hots up in Davos over the world’s financial climate

March 5, 2007

Brian Caplen discovers that market responses to concern over climate change, the risks associated with macroeconomic imbalances and the ever-present bugbear of regulation are the issues most vexing the world’s financial powerbrokers.

CITI’S BIG SHAKE UP

March 5, 2007

Citigroup president and CEO Chuck Prince could enter the history books if he succeeds in the radical restructure he is planning for the world’s largest bank. Brian Caplen reports.

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