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Commoditising complex products the SG CIB way

November 1, 2013

Anthony Woolley, the UK chief information officer at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, sees technology making the markets safer but is keen to foster an environment in which innovation in IT solutions thrives.

Credit Agricole hones debt house role

Crédit Agricole hones debt house role

November 1, 2013

The corporate and investment banking arm of France’s Crédit Agricole has been through several rounds of strategic repositioning and its chief executive says its final shape is now in sight.

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

November 1, 2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's managing director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, Hildegard Gacek, explains how expertise and past experience are now enabling the EBRD to assist Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia through a period of great economic and political change.

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Ecobank chief executive looks to the future

November 1, 2013

Ecobank has been hurt recently by several allegations concerning its corporate governance. But Thierry Tanoh, its chief executive, insists it has done nothing wrong. He also explains why the pan-African lender represents a unique investment opportunity. 

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What does the future hold for Yellen's Fed?

October 28, 2013

With Janet Yellen set to assume the position of head of the US Federal Reserve, her defining challenge will be tapering the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme. Jane Monahan looks for clues as to her likely stance.

Germanys finance minister the case for European banking union

Germany's finance minister: the case for European banking union

October 1, 2013

Moves to establish an EU-wide banking union have developed at a rapid pace in recent months, and, if carried out properly, would complete the creation of a single market for financial services throughout Europe.

Gerrit Zalm

ABN Amro chief opts for slow and steady route

October 1, 2013

Although his time as Dutch finance minister gives him a deep understanding of policy-making, ABN Amro chief Gerrit Zalm has mixed views on the current tide of regulatory initiatives in Europe.

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Guinea looks to meet challenges of modernisation

October 1, 2013

Guinea's austerity measures have not proven popular with the country's army and civil service, but have impressed the IMF and other international observers. Its president and finance minister explain the challenges they have met in rebuilding the newly democratic country, and how they intend to turn it into a resource-based African powerhouse.

Abdusalam Omer

The toughest central banking job in the world?

October 1, 2013

Somalia’s central bank governor has to create a financial system virtually from scratch. But, as Paul Wallace writes, there is no shortage of foreign and local investors wanting to establish banks in the country, which seems to be on the mend for the first time in two decades.

Gael de Boissard

Credit Suisse chief earns time to stop and think

October 1, 2013

Early moves to reduce leverage and cut non-core businesses at Credit Suisse have allowed its investment bank co-head to think carefully about the future of the market, and how to adapt to it.

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