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Neal Shear

May 7, 2007

Morgan Stanley’s co-head of securities sales and trading, Neal Shear, explains why the firm reorganised the structure of its institutional securities, and the effect his role heading the trading division will have on risk taking. Kathryn Tully reports.

Will private equity get you?

May 7, 2007

A trickle of private equity activity in the financial institutions space is threatening to become a flood, with prime assets becoming targets. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Small money

April 2, 2007

The government is taking steps to address the lack of funding available to micro, small and medium-sized businesses. John McCarthy reports.

African blueprint

April 2, 2007

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank, tells The Banker of his plans for a top five Nigerian listing by 2010 and his vision of establishing a pan-African presence.

Still on the road to better results

April 2, 2007

Bank consolidation continues and capital adequacy has improved but what is needed in the sector is a new culture that will attract new customers to boost the bottom line. Nick Kochan reports.

Capital advances

April 2, 2007

Over the past decade, a quiet revolution has occurred in the country’s capital market. John McCarthy reports.


April 2, 2007

Islamic-compliant insurance – takaful – is finally getting off the mark, with Moody’s predicting a global market worth $7bn by 2015. Farhan Bokhari, in Karachi, reports.

Coming of age

April 2, 2007

The development of Islamic hedge funds and other complex instruments, as well as the provision of mortgages for a market hungry for property, shows how far the Islamic finance industry has come and where it is heading, write Mark Ford and Jon Marks.

A new challenge for the masters of reinvention

April 2, 2007

Bahrain’s regional dominance of financial services is being challenged by neighbours setting up their own shops. Stephen Timewell, in Manama, assesses the kingdom’s prospects.

Keys to the kingdom

April 2, 2007

Saudi Arabia seems to be entering a new golden age, with barriers to the financial sector being lowered and project finance booming. Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh and Jeddah.

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