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Banking on a #Brexit Deal

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09/06/2020

There was a period – a long period – a few years back when banks were very, very agitated about the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union (EU). Like many industries, they really didn’t want Brexit to happen....

Follow the Belt & Road Initiative, not the Yellow Brick Road

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04/06/2020

#Djibouti #Gwadar #BRI #BeltRoadInitiative #HSBC Some of you might remember the Silk Road being in the press and on Netflix because Ross Ulbricht was arrested in 2013. Ross allegedly made a darknet market website usi...

Hong Kong – Modern Banking Wars

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02/06/2020

#StandWithHongKong #NationalSecurityLaw On a January day in 1841, as Lieutenant William Hall guided the East India Company’s first British ocean-going iron warship, Nemesis, towards the Bocca Tigris on the Pearl Rive...

Europe follows the herd of….

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28/05/2020

#snailicorn When attention starts to subside on the enormous economic stimulus – headline figure €750 billion - proposed yesterday by European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, focus will turn to the privat...

Extreme Moderation or Restraint? How will Bankers Bonuses look in 2020?

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21/05/2020

I have been brought up to think that most City Bankers get huge bonuses and drive Porsches and Aston Martins. I’m also watching the 4th Financial Crisis in my life, all of which seem to revolve around Stock Exchanges, B...

Sink or Swim at the European Central Bank

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19/05/2020

In her youth, Christine Lagarde was a member of France’s national team for synchronised swimming. The 64-year-old, who for the past six months has been running the European Central Bank (ECB), once won a bronze medal in...

The Huaqiengbei Electronics Market & the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

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14/05/2020

Is Shenzhen the best example of a City of the Future? Many of us woke up this morning to see another flurry of Tweets from Donald Trump, this time warning the federal pension fund to divest its portfolio from Chines...

Basel III – Enough Risk in Quantland

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05/05/2020

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS)’s annual general meeting traditionally takes place in Basel during the final week of June. This year will be its 90th such occasion. But how the gathering...

“Pining for the Fjords, and something Completely Different”

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29/04/2020

Since the 17th of November 2019 there has been a new reality for all of us to live in. Back then, on the 17th of November 2019, there was a different world trending on Twitter than we are seeing today. Anything from...

Geniuses Please Fix ‘This’ : World Autism Awareness

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02/04/2020

We ask for the autistic geniuses to step forward and fix this. And we all know what 'this' is. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In these uncertain times let’s celebrate diversity and increase acceptance in this...

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