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LeumiTech CEO looks to make life easier for tech start-ups

June 1, 2017

Understanding the financial needs of tech companies that lose money but grow fast is LeumiTech’s signature business, its CEO explains to Joy Macknight. 

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How the ESM fights fires in the eurozone

June 1, 2017

As managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling has overseen the bulk of financial assistance provided to ailing eurozone countries throughout the sovereign debt crisis. He talks to Danielle Myles about Greece, the health of the EU’s banking sector and the future of the monetary union.

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HSBC debt capital market chiefs cast their net wide

June 1, 2017

HSBC co-heads of debt capital markets Alexi Chan and Jean-Marc Mercier talk to Danielle Myles about successfully deepening the bank’s Asia presence, tapping into China’s panda market, and why the US is its next growth target. 

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Uruguay’s finance minister celebrates return of investor confidence

June 1, 2017

Uruguay’s economy and finance minister, Danilo Astori, talks to Silvia Pavoni about his country’s resistance to recession and its increasing attractiveness to overseas investors. 

Why fintech start-ups think they can beat the banks

June 1, 2017

As high street banks struggle to embrace new technology, start-ups are experiencing a boom – but are they destined to replace traditional banks or merely plug the gaps the established institutions find hard to fill?

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Citi markets and securities chief retains a rare global perspective

May 2, 2017

Citi’s global head of markets and securities services, Paco Ybarra, is a three-decade veteran of the US bank. He talks to Danielle Myles about running a truly global business, the bank’s equities strategy and the truth about the Volcker Rule.

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NPP builds Australia’s faster payments future

April 3, 2017

Building a real-time national payments infrastructure that promotes diversity and competition in product development may not be easy, but it is worth the effort, of NPP Australia CEO Adrian Lovney tells Joy Macknight.

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Asian Development Bank president looks forwards on 50th anniversary

April 3, 2017

As the Asian Development Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary, president Takehiko Nakao talks to Stefania Palma about the organisation’s achievements, future objectives and approach to the effects of geopolitical risk on the region.

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MUFG’s EMEA chiefs take selective approach

April 3, 2017

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s EMEA heads of corporate and investment banking talk to Danielle Myles about the firm’s judicious approach to assessing new clients and its unique partnership with Morgan Stanley.

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Lloyds Banking Group gears up for the digital talent war

March 1, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group director of innovation Claire Calmejane understands only too well how hard it is to attract talent in the digital space. She outlines to Joy Macknight how the group is bringing in, upskilling and retaining the right staff.

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