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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.

Charlie McCreevy

September 1, 2008

The European commissioner for the internal market has been at the forefront of the Sepa initiative since taking up office in 2004. Here, he answers the market’s criticisms of the project and discusses how it has been handled at European level.

Rick Leaman

August 4, 2008

Having endured the brunt of the subprime crisis, UBS is consolidating departments and concentrating on its strengths. Joint global head of investment banking Rick Leaman talks to Kathryn Tully.

Ignace Combes

August 4, 2008

Ignace Combes, deputy CEO of Euroclear, is tasked with steering the group through its mission to cut the costs of settling cross-border securities transactions in Europe. He talks to Michelle Price.

Rich in resources, poor on policies

August 4, 2008

Paraguay’s new finance minister tells Hugh O’Shaughnessy why the country cannot make the most of its natural assets.

Born talker unfazed by politics

August 4, 2008

State Bank of India chairman Om Prakash Bhatt tells Karina Robinson how the bank’s mission is more than delivering higher profits.

The end of the beginning

August 4, 2008

After six years overseeing the phenomenal growth of Angola’s economy, minister of finance José Pedro de Morais can look back on a job well done. He spoke to Charlie Corbett in Luanda about the country’s next phase of growth and the challenges that remain.

Mike Harris

July 1, 2008

The founder of Egg and First Direct has built two businesses around the philosophy of improving the retail banking customer experience. He tells Michelle Price how he intends to continue to change the face of the web.

Positive signs on the path to economic harmony

July 1, 2008

Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al-Sabah, governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, discusses the latest financial developments in Kuwait with Stephen Timewell.

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