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Benjami Puigdevall

CaixaBank takes aim at Millennial digital natives through imaginBank

Today 09:00 am

Benjami Puigdevall, managing director at CaixaBank Digital Business, talks to Joy Macknight about creating a truly digital banking experience through its imaginBank service aimed at tech-savvy millennials.

Riccardo Orcel

How Russia’s VTB Capital has grown domestically and internationally

Today 09:00 am

Riccardo Orcel, the head of global banking at VTB Capital, speaks to Stefanie Linhardt about cultivating the bank’s domestic Russian operation and taking an idiosyncratic approach to growing business in global markets. 

Cesar Purisima

Reforms built to last: Cesar Purisima looks to leave Philippines legacy

Today 09:00 am

The Philippines has grown to have some of the strongest economic fundamentals in south-east Asia, thanks in no small part to the economic policies rolled out by finance secretary Cesar Purisima over the past six years. He talks to Stefania Palma.

BNP Paribas helps to kick-start 2016

BNP Paribas helps AB InBev kick-start 2016

Today 09:00 am

The bond market endured a miserable start to 2016, with January dead and February not much better. However, things sparked into life with the record-breaking Anheuser-Busch InBev euro-denominated bond. Edward Russell-Walling speaks to the BNP Paribas team that helped bring the deal to fruition.

Yilmaz Erturk

Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

Today 09:00 am

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

The madness of blockchain

Today 09:00 am

It is worth tuning out the white noise surrounding blockchain because real change is in the works – provided everyone understands what it involves.

Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG at ease in midst of emerging market volatility

April 29, 2016

The Philippines has weathered the emerging markets storm that began in 2015 relatively well, meaning that its central bank has not needed to follow global trends and ease monetary policy. How has central bank governor Amando Tetangco achieved this? Stefania Palma finds out.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Hillary Clinton would make a better than expected president

April 26, 2016

A pragmatic approach and her experience of government would make Hillary Clinton an effective president, writes Brian Caplen. Big ideas are just what she doesn’t need.

Slovenia's finance minister looks to keep the good news coming

April 25, 2016

Slovenia's minister of finance, Dušan Mramor, tells Stefanie Linhardt how he is overseeing the reduction of its budget deficit, economic growth, rising employment and a burgeoning privatisation programme.

Turkey's FX risk and how to manage it

April 24, 2016

Turkey's banks face an increased credit risk due to the foreign exchange positions of their debtors. Gürcan Avci and Arif Esen look at ways the banks can manage this risk at times of volatility.

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