October 3rd, 2016
Episode 629 of 836 episodes
Could the world be heading towards a new banking crisis? A massive fine facing Germany's Deutsche Bank might, some argue, be just the tip of the iceberg for the world's big banks, already struggling amidst tighter regulation and low interest rates. Stress tests have shown a number of banks still struggling to build sufficiently robust balances if and when a new economic crisis were to strike. But surely it couldn't all happen again, could it? We get the view of former Deutsche Bank chief economist, Thomas Meyer, and from Peter Hahn of the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Also in the programme, the BBC's Katy Watson reports on how the prospect of a Trump Presidency is already causing the Mexican currency to struggle, and Lucy Kellaway reflects on the latest public relations battles facing the US' best-known female CEO, Marissa Meyer of Yahoo! To what extent are her woes made worse by her gender? (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
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