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Pol Navarro

Banco Sabadell innovation chief gets head start on Google Glass

August 1, 2014

Banco Sabadell is trailblazing when it comes to harnessing Google’s Glass technology – a wearable headset that links users to the internet. Jane Cooper talks to the bank’s head of innovation, Pol Navarro, and asks, is this the future of banking?

Mozambique CBG strives for financial sophistication

August 1, 2014

Central bank governor Ernesto Gove is bullish about Mozambique’s economic prospects, but acknowledges that the banking sector and capital markets need to be developed for the country to truly benefit from its energy boom. 

John Rwangombwa

CBG focuses on keeping Rwanda steady

August 1, 2014

Rwanda’s macroeconomic performance over the past decade has been impressive, and the central bank governor says that developing the country’s bond markets is crucial to ensuring that remains the case.

Max Lami

Oppenheimer Europe chief happy in the middle

August 1, 2014

Although Oppenheimer Europe has grown its business substantially in the past five years, its chief executive, Max Lami, says the investment bank still wants to bulk up further in fixed income and mergers and acquisitions. 

Dorin Drăguţanu Moldova

Moldova CBG hitting the inflation target

July 1, 2014

Since taking office as governor of the National Bank of Moldova in 2009, Dorin Drăguţanu has implemented the country’s first inflation-targeting policy, has seen interest rates on loans and deposits decline and has welcomed amendments to the law on financial institutions. He speaks to The Banker about challenges surrounding transparency in the banking sector and economic implications of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Jwala Rambarran

Trinidad and Tobago CBG takes the inclusive approach

July 1, 2014

The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority. 

Matthias Kröner

Fidor Bank draws the digital distinction

July 1, 2014

Open infrastructure and digital innovation are at the heart of Fidor Bank's strategy. CEO Matthias Kröner explains how the integration of a new third-party payments network fits this philosophy and why it is important to remain separate from its larger, more traditional rivals.

Teresa Heitsenrether

JPMorgan prime brokerage head prepares for the year of leverage

July 1, 2014

JPMorgan’s global head of prime brokerage says the bank is ready for tighter regulation of balance sheet usage.

Patrick Chinamasa

Finance minister looks to patch up Zimbabwe

July 1, 2014

Zimbabwe’s economy is on the verge of recession, with low consumer demand and a liquidity crunch putting its businesses under plenty of strain. Against this backdrop, finance minister Patrick Chinamasa tells Paul Wallace how he has started to rebuild its ties with multilateral lenders in a bid to access new credit. 

David Howson

BATS Chi-X Europe keeps ahead of regulatory curve

June 2, 2014

Largely thanks to its innovative new solution for on- and off-exchange reporting, pan-European exchange BATS Chi-X Europe has seen its market share balloon in recent months. But, aware of the dangers of complacency, chief operating officer David Howson says that the firm is just as focused on further innovation as on growth.

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