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Europe’s deadly banking cocktail

August 20, 2019

Europe’s banks are facing pressures from all sides and will hardly be able to assist with a eurozone recovery, writes Brian Caplen.

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China’s state capitalism: can it last?

August 13, 2019

Donald Trump should relax his China bashing. There are reasons why China will have to reform its model of its own accord, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is Andrea Orcel right for HSBC?

August 6, 2019

Banks need to be sure when they recruit a CEO that they know what they want, writes Brian Caplen.

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The Asian free lunch is over

July 30, 2019

With European banking still in a crisis of low returns and bad assets, it is tempting to think that everything is rosy in Asia. Two recent reports dispel this myth, writes Brian Caplen.

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The future is bright for SMEs

July 23, 2019

Supporting SMEs is a mantra of governments and banks alike. But any new policies will need to take account of changes in the international economy.

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Bank security needs to be two-way

July 16, 2019

If you've scared your customers sufficiently about the dangers of hoax calls don't be surprised if they are not delighted to hear from the sales team, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why Europe's banks will survive the big tech threat

July 9, 2019

The inevitability of the banking industry being overwhelmed by tech companies is far from certain. At present, writes Brian Caplen, the facts suggest banks have greater staying power.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will Trump make China’s banks more efficient?

July 2, 2019

Chinese banks dominate The Banker's Top 1000 ranking. But could a more open Chinese market change this?

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Fear not, Facebook’s Libra is good for banks

June 25, 2019

The scare stories about how Libra will destroy banking are overdone. The project will expand the market bringing in more business for everyone, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why fintechs can't dent a bright future for Africa's banks

June 18, 2019

Banks will not suffer even as fintechs shake up African finance, writes Brian Caplen.

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