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Big banking profits should invite questions

September 10, 2019

What the UK's PPI mis-selling scandal shows is that the source of bank profits requires careful analysis, writes Brian Caplen.

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When the alternative becomes the norm

September 3, 2019

Banks are safer but economic conditions are increasingly bizarre. Risk managers are struggling to understand the new dynamics, writes Brian Caplen.

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Brexit: how not to negotiate

August 27, 2019

Negotiations break down when the parties get stuck into hardline positions they cannot retreat from. Bank CEOs can learn from the Brexit mess, writes Brian Caplen.


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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