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A wintry pessimism prevails in Davos

March 4, 2008

Brian Caplen takes the temperature of the banking community at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos – and finds few optimists among the frowns.

I survived the crisis

March 4, 2008

Geraldine Lambe examines how banking’s big hitters have coped during the subprime crisis.

Big five US banks record fourth-quarter downturn

March 4, 2008

Any hopes of Q4 results helping to restore the battered fortunes of the top five US banks were dashed as a further wave of bad news from the economy and escalating fall-out from the subprime crisis hit confidence.

Attack of the credit crunch claimants

March 4, 2008

The glut of subprime crisis-related lawsuits lodged in the US may have implications for the UK, say Tim Strong and Ivan Wilkinson.

Oil wealth reshapes sector dynamics

February 4, 2008

With $100-a-barrel oil creating abundant wealth in the Gulf, the spending power of governments, state-owned entities and private companies is changing the dynamic of the investment world, writes Nadine Marroushi.

Foreigners flock in as Panama blossoms

February 4, 2008

With a thriving economy that appears to be on the up, Panama is seeing a wave of takeovers by foreign banks. John Rumsey reports.

Selective expansion

February 4, 2008

Xiao Gang, chairman of Bank of China, talks to Stephen Timewell about the bank’s domestic and international strategy for the coming year.

Profits slide bodes badly

February 4, 2008

Banks’ overall downturn in performance, despite Japan’s economic growth, signals a rough road ahead.

Outstanding forecast

February 4, 2008

There is an air of excitement about progress in Indonesia’s banking sector and its prospects in the coming year. Neil Sen explains why.

Where Russia meets the EU

February 4, 2008

Formed in 1992, Parex has seen off various crises to become Latvia’s second largest bank by selling itself as a channel into western Europe for Russian investors. Robert Anderson reports.

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