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Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Blockchain – more problems than solutions?

June 11, 2019

A huge amount of brainpower has gone into using blockchain in finance but widespread application is still a long way off.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will bail-in work in a crisis?

June 4, 2019

A great deal of faith has been placed in bail-in bonds but so far there is little evidence of how they might operate in a crisis.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

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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