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Is bad service built in?

May 28, 2019

There is no point in asking your customers about the add-ons if the basics are missing, writes Brian Caplen.

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Bad times bring back bad ideas

May 21, 2019

Printing money and running up massive government debts will not solve the current economic malaise, writes Brian Caplen.

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Financing a just transition

May 14, 2019

With banks keen to give back to the community and finance a green future, an ideal opportunity has presented itself, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banks need to shape up in eastern Europe

May 3, 2019

A new report from the EBRD champions equity over debt and bank finance as the way forward for countries aiming to avoid the middle-income trap, as Brian Caplen describes.

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Who will buy Commerzbank?

April 30, 2019

Despite the reservations of the German government, a foreign buyer must be the preferred way forward for Commerzbank, writes Brian Caplen.

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China’s open-minded consumers spur fintech race

April 23, 2019

Banks are investing huge sums to keep their digital platforms up to speed with those of China’s tech giants, writes Brian Caplen.

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Making everyone part of the liberal elite

April 16, 2019

Countries, companies and banks need to engage people in the strategy debate, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banks prefer to walk alone

April 9, 2019

Faced with the biggest transformation in the industry’s history, many banks still opt for the greenfield route ahead of fintech partnerships, writes Brian Caplen.

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After the Apple credit card, where next?

April 2, 2019

Big Tech is moving further into conventional financial services. Banks must consider how to respond, writes Brian Caplen.

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EBRD chief economist highlights ageing challenge for eastern Europe

April 1, 2019

The fear of a country ‘getting old before it gets rich’ has been applied to China. But the EBRD’s Sergei Guriev says this is also a challenge for eastern European countries.

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