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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.

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

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Investec CIB head takes a steady approach to growth

May 1, 2019

Investec faces the unbundling of its asset management business as well as turbulent conditions in the UK. CIB chief Chris Meyer talks to The Banker about how it will will navigate these challenges.

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Deutsche Bank makes successful manoeuvre with reverse yankees

May 1, 2019

As reverse yankees bounce back from 2018's dip, Deutsche Bank's EMEA investment grade credit team has been quick to get in on the action. 

Will big tech IPOs revive listings landscape?

May 1, 2019

A clutch of highly valued tech listings are finally launching, with the promise of potential returns apparently offsetting any red flags investors might have. 

The need for clarity on sustainability

May 1, 2019

While clearly a worthy aim, 'sustainability' is still a vague term. A clear and unambiguous definition is needed to ensure proper data gathering, risk modelling and monitoring.

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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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