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Bold governor strives for new frontiers

June 2, 2008

Shamsad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, has an ambitious vision for the bank to have a greater say in economic policy, she tells Karina Robinson.

Manufacturing is key to prosperity

June 2, 2008

The key to Africa’s future prosperity lies in diversification away from raw materials. Africa Export Import Bank president Jean-Louis Ekra talks to Charlie Corbett about the challenges of creating an internal economy.

Rich Herman

May 5, 2008

As the credit crunch continues to bite, Rich Herman, global head of institutional clients at Deutsche Bank, tells Geraldine Lambe that banks and clients alike have to morph to fit the new landscape. But the crisis brings with it opportunities as well as challenges.

Toni Merschen

May 5, 2008

The head of MasterCard Worldwide’s chip centre of excellence talks to Michelle Price about how the company is attempting to combat global online card fraud through its two-factor authentication model.

Shackles of a behemoth

May 5, 2008

The future business of Yucho Bank, the unwieldy beast that emerged from the privatisation of Japan’s postal system, is unclear and it faces hostility from private players. Charles Smith reports from Tokyo.

Triumph during adversity

May 5, 2008

UralSib is among the lucky few to benefit from the credit crunch. Virtually unreliant on international financing, the bank has stood strong and is now winning custom from rivals that are struggling. Its CEO Andrei Donskikh talks to Ben Aris.

Italian giant leaps east

May 5, 2008

Italy’s leading light in eastern Europe, UniCredit has ambitious plans after buying into one of the region’s most dynamic markets with its purchase of Ukraine’s Ukrsotsbank, writes Philip Alexander.

Positive prospects in play

May 5, 2008

BCR’s interim CEO is confident that the bank’s transformation will allow it to capitalise on the opportunities presented by one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, he tells Philip Alexander.

Nestlé takes a health check

May 5, 2008

Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck tells Karina Robinson why the multi-national company, like its customers, is embarking on a wellness and nutrition diet.

Roberto Vila

April 7, 2008

Commerzbank’s global head of equity derivatives talks to Natasha de Terán about the bank’s expansion plans away from its European strongholds and the secret behind the company’s low staff turnover.

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