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  • Some udder nonsense

    Tightening bank budgets may mean cutting back on business trips, but sometimes making those trips is the only way to get the full picture.

    • 30 Mar 2017
  • The importance of a few zeros

    Trading a currency on screen, day in and day out, is not the same as understanding it in real life, as one forex banker just found out to his cost in Tokyo.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • How to play it cool when the heat's on

    Hong Kong’s expat bankers have perfected the art of a post-party client meeting. And they are now showing the rest of the world how, as a young friend of mine just proved on a business trip to Sydney.

    • 16 Mar 2017
  • Playing hooky has its pitfalls

    I am a man of simple pleasures these days, happy to sit in my local with a pint of ale watching football — or if I’m catching up with some chums, a glass of whisky.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • A very costly language barrier

    Crime doesn’t pay — this mantra ought to be drilled into the minds of bankers by now. But as I found to my amusement this week, loose morals in finance are far from a thing of the past.

    • 02 Mar 2017