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Old-fashioned but not old guard

February 4, 2008

A conservative stance and good risk management are helping ING to keep steady in the credit crunch, CEO Michel Tilmant tells Karina Robinson.

Assessing Northern Rock’s damage to the UK

February 4, 2008

A string of problems would result if the UK government decides to take the nationalisation route to digging the troubled bank out of trouble.

Sovereign wealth fund rescue puts Citigroup in recovery position

February 4, 2008

Bellwether Citigroup may have plugged the holes in its capital after its unacceptable fourth quarter performance, but how many other financial institutions will show the same resilience?

Leumi on top despite privatisation struggle

January 2, 2008

Leumi Bank now leads Israel’s booming banking sector, despite the government’s protracted struggle to sell its controlling stake. David Lipkin reports from Tel Aviv.

New rules to prevent another subprime crisis

January 2, 2008

Jane Monahan talks to Barney Frank, chairman of the US Financial Services Committee, about its plans.

Santander shakes up Brazil’s banking elite

January 2, 2008

Santander’s takeover of ABN Amro Banco Real has changed Brazil’s banking landscape, but the integration process may not be easy. John Rumsey reports.

Bolivia’s private banks face a public challenge

January 2, 2008

Bolivia’s finance minister Luis Alberto Arce outlines a programme of state loans to small enterprises and attacks the country’s domestic banks for acting like a syndicate, stifling competition.

Lenders remain buoyant amid political waves

January 2, 2008

Bolivia’s banking sector is thriving on the back of a strong economy, despite fears of a political clash with the leftist government of president Evo Morales. Jules Stewart reports.

Herd instinct warnings as foreign banks rush in

January 2, 2008

Vietnam’s booming economy is proving an irresistible lure for banks despite reform hold=ups and expensive valuations. Karina Robinson reports from Hanoi.

Subprime crisis?

January 2, 2008

Tim Congdon laments the fact that academic monetary theory has become so technical, abstruse and remote from day-to-day practicality, that busy decision-takers in banking may start ignoring it.

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