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Rethinking globalisation after coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Banking became Balkanised after the financial crisis; expect the same fate for manufacturing

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Will we go back to the office?

March 24, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic will accelerate changes in the way we work, shop and bank, writes Brian Caplen.

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Who pays for coronavirus?

March 18, 2020

Banks have a chance to redeem themselves by supporting both business and retail customers during the Covid-19 crisis, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banking for populist times

March 17, 2020

When the economic outlook is uncertain, banks need to respond to their customers’ concerns and fears writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Artificial intelligence needs smart humans

March 10, 2020

Every AI project should have an ethics committee that reports directly to the CEO and ensures that algorithms pass the 'common sense test', writes Brian Caplen.

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Fifty years of growth and inequality

March 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 1000 ranking of global banks is 50 years old in July. Over that period the banking industry has grown exponentially, with large banks becoming ever more dominant, writes Brian Caplen.

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Top 1000 World Banks ranking 50th anniversary

March 2, 2020

As The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in our July 2020 issue, editor-in-chief Brian Caplen examines the major trends that have shaped the current banking landscape.

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Will Facebook become a bank?

February 25, 2020

Bankers' greatest fear is that big tech moves into banking. That reality may have just moved closer, writes Brian Caplen.

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HSBC’s interim CEO makes big changes

February 18, 2020

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.

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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.

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