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The hi-tech lowdown for 2007

February 5, 2007

Dan Barnes canvasses the views of senior technologists within the banking industry on the innovation challenges they are preparing for during the remainder of this year.

The true story of numbers at HSBC

February 5, 2007

On the back of a series of negative press and analyst comments, The Banker catches up with Douglas Flint, group finance director of HSBC, to hear the bank’s explanation.

Global circulation for the Square Mile

February 5, 2007

Karina Robinson finds that John Stuttard, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, must travel extensively to fulfil his remit as the financial district’s champion.

The need for progress in africa is urgent

January 8, 2007

Donald Kaberuka, president of African Development Bank, admits that it is folly to expect rich countries to honour their financial commitments to Africa and that investment must be courted if the continent is to move forwards. Interview by James Eedes.

Thinking bigger

January 8, 2007

India’s third largest bank is increasing IT spend and seeking expertise from international partners in a huge push to increase market share. Karina Robinson reports.

A foot in China’s door

January 8, 2007

Asia is just one of the regions where BBVA wants to grow its footprint. CEO Francisco González tells Karina Robinson what buying stakes in China’s CITIC banks will achieve.

Same path, faster pace

January 8, 2007

Kosit Panpiemras, deputy prime minister of Thailand, talks to The Banker about the interim government’s plans.

The Champion bank that came from nowhere

January 8, 2007

A series of mergers have given UralSib a highly diversified profile and turned it into Russia’s largest privately owned commercial bank. Ben Aris reports from Moscow.

Hot pursuit of clients in Russia’s coldest outposts

January 8, 2007

Based in western Siberia, Sibacadembank has been expanding virtually unopposed, attracting international suitors and making plans to float. Chairman Igor Kim talks to Ben Aris.

Getin’s rapid rise From the bottom of the sea

January 8, 2007

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the adrenaline-fuelled journey from commercial diver to billionaire banking mogul of Getin Holding founder Leszek Czarnecki.

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