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René Karsenti

October 6, 2008

If the market meets standards of best practice, there is less need for the authorities to impose draconian new regulations.

Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu

October 6, 2008

Ghana’s economic rebirth could be under threat in 2008 as inflation soars and the county’s fiscal deficit rises. The country’s minister of finance and economic planning talks about how such challenges will be met. Writer Charlie Corbett.

Óscar Iván Zuluaga

October 6, 2008

Óscar Iván Zuluaga has overseen the end of an economic boom and the onset of a period of uncertainty since becoming Colombia’s finance minister in February 2007. The Banker interviewed him at the Finance Ministry in Bogota. Writer Jane Monahan.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

October 6, 2008

Douglas Holtz-Eakin tells how a McCain presidency would react to foreign bids for US firms. Writer Courtney Fingar.

Dan Tarullo

October 6, 2008

Dan Tarullo explains the impact an Obama presidency would have on foreign investment. Writer Lara Williams.

Carlos M Gutierrez

October 6, 2008

In the final months of the Bush administration, there is to be no slacking off with the president pushing for trade agreements with the likes of Colombia, says the US commerce secretary. Writer Courtney Fingar.

Margarito Teves

October 6, 2008

The impact of the international slowdown on the Philippines economy has been more severe than expected, but revenue collections are on track and overseas remittances remain strong, says the Philippines finance secretary.

Amando Tetangco

October 6, 2008

Despite the international credit crunch, banks in the Philippines grew lending by 24% in the first half of 2008 and asset quality continues to improve, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor.

Jacques D’Estais

September 1, 2008

The global head of corporate and investment banking at BNP Paribas says the bank is enduring challenging market conditions with a risk-aware, rather than risk-averse, approach to business.

David Okiopello, deputy governor, Bank of Uganda

September 1, 2008

Inflation may be well above target but Uganda’s central bank earns high marks from bankers for emphasising risk management. The Banker talks to David Okiopello, acting deputy governor of the Bank of Uganda.

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