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Brexit damage is done

January 15, 2019

Jobs and assets that move out of the UK due to Brexit are not coming back. But banks can learn management lessons from the prime minister’s mistakes, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banks to strike back in 2019

January 8, 2019

Markets are choppy and the economic outlook is grim but 2019 could be a year of banking renaissance, writes Brian Caplen.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

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Nikhil Rathi: Capital markets development is key to Africa’s growth

January 2, 2019

Only by developing its local capital markets can Africa gain access to global investment, which would enable the continent's countries to combat climate change, build infrastructure and support its wide range of companies, says London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi.

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Challenging for SMEs

December 17, 2018

Big banks have been accused of underserving SMEs. Brian Caplen asks: can the challengers do better?

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Central banks should be unpopular

December 11, 2018

Or to be more accurate they should be unpopular for the right reasons, writes Brian Caplen, as a decade of easy money has undermined their credibility.

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Is sustainable profitable?

December 4, 2018

Banks are being encouraged to sign up to sustainable development. But, asks Brian Caplen, will the strategy hurt or enhance profits?

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Think like a venture capitalist

November 27, 2018

Innovation is easier and cheaper in the digital age. Banks should take advantage of this, writes Brian Caplen.

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Solved! The productivity mystery

November 20, 2018

The challenges banks face with regulation and legacy IT systems hold lessons for the wider economy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

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