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Nick Teller

April 2, 2007

The CEO of Commerzbank’s corporates and markets division is meeting his brief to cut costs and risk but, he tells Geraldine Lambe, under his aegis there will also be selective growth.

Globalisation poses new challenges

April 2, 2007

National monetary policy must not only be determined within a domestic framework but is also influenced by global economic indicators. In the new era, central banks face serious challenges, says Jacques de Larosiére.

Political conflict at home pushes banks overseas

March 5, 2007

Faced with political instability following the Israeli-Hizbullah war, Lebanon’s banks have expanded abroad in order to diversify their income sources. Stephen Timewell reports from Beirut.

Financial blue skies amid the region’s storms

March 5, 2007

Given its sound financial infrastructure and current economic boom, the surge in Jordanian bank profits looks set to continue. Stephen Timewell reports from Amman.

Consolidation fervour goes on

March 5, 2007

M&As have further cut the number of rankable entries in our listing, which remains dominated by Panama.

LatAm small businesses enjoy mixed fortunes

March 5, 2007

The market for loans to SMEs is flourishing in Peru, where the economy is strong and credit histories easy to check, but Colombia is lagging behind and in Brazil few SMEs can get their hands on a loan. John Rumsey reports from São Paulo.

Coming out of the mire

March 5, 2007

Two banks collapse and someone forgets to replenish the nation’s cash supply – tough times for Guatemala’s financial system. But as Monica Campbell reports, there is some cause for optimism.

Positive wave rolls on

March 5, 2007

The wave of flotations that began in 2005 continues and some of the big banks have been joining the fray. Christopher Pala reports from Almaty on the positive effects on political risk.

Buoyed up over flotations

March 5, 2007

Ben Aris reports on Ukraine’s rapid economic growth that should fuel a flurry of IPO activity this year.

Growth is not a certainty

March 5, 2007

Turkey’s economy grew 5.7% in the first nine months of 2006. But economists warn that the bloated current account deficit, mounting foreign debts and rising political risks could stifle future growth, Metin Demirsar reports from Istanbul.

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