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Getting Germany back on track

February 2, 2003

Rolf Breuer expands on how Europe's largest economy can regain sustained and vigorous economic growth.

Dynastic prince is not averse to risks

December 2, 2002

SEB chairman Jacob Wallenberg talks to Karina Robinson about family business Investor AB and about the many strategic ventures that SEB has tried out.

President Fox: a man who means business

November 2, 2002

Vicente Fox, Mexico's president, has been determined to combat corruption in government so he can move ahead with economic improvements. Karina Robinson meets him.

Through the looking glass into deflation

October 2, 2002

DeAnne Julius assesses the risk of global deflation as quite high in her keynote speech at The Banker Awards 2002 dinner.

Is Citigroup's Sandy losing focus?

September 2, 2002

In creating the modern Citigroup, Sandy Weill took the banking industry into a new era. Now beset by troubles on all fronts - Enron and WorldCom fallout, consumer finance allegations and a controversial new management structure - some analysts fear 'the king of capital' may be losing his magic touch.

El Banquero

May 2, 2002

Trimming off unprofitable Latin American business and expanding further in Europe are just two prongs in Emilio Botin's strategy for Santander Central Hispano. Karina Robinson reports.

Business can help alleviate poverty

March 2, 2002

As world leaders, bankers and non-governmental organisations gather in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Financing for Development conference, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan tells The Banker about his hopes for the summit.

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