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Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Britain’s Conservative Party has been at pains to distance itself from the mainstream of European politics in recent years, but seems remarkably comfortable in its murkier shallows.

Bolsonaro’s Trumpian pact

Bolsonaro’s Trumpian pact

By ROB DWYER

Jair Bolsonaro's election today as Brazil’s next president could well spell more market upside, but the nationalist protectionism that is likely to follow should give investors pause

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Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

The murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sparked condemnation of the kingdom’s leadership the world over, but as the dust settles after the Future Investment Initiative, what are the real-world effects, if any, of this crisis on Saudi Arabia’s banking ties?

Banking: Balancing digital and branch

Banking: Balancing digital and branch

When the financial crisis hit and retail banks – desperate to cut costs – closed less profitable branches, they did so chiefly in rural towns, or low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities.

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Sideways: Ken Moelis – Ken of Arabia sticks to one costume

Sideways: Ken Moelis – Ken of Arabia sticks to one costume

By JON MACASKILL

Ken Moelis lived up to his nickname ‘Ken of Arabia’ when he showed up at the Saudi Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh in late October in his brave pursuit of future fee income despite the risk of international opprobrium.

Sideways: Dick Fuld – my part in his downfall

Sideways: Dick Fuld – my part in his downfall

By JON MACASKILL

As the 10th anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers arrives, I have been asked to share my reminiscences of when I realized a global credit crisis was looming and why so many senior financial figures ignored my warnings.

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Slippery customer

Slippery customer

All sorts of things disrupt internal meetings at banks: phone calls, fire drills, impatient colleagues wanting the room – but a snake falling from the ceiling? That’s a new one.