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Vodka and banking, the perfect cocktail

October 1, 2007

Roustam Tariko, owner and founder of Russian Standard Bank (and Vodka), tells Karina Robinson of plans to tailor his banking model to current realities.

A firm hand on the purse strings

September 3, 2007

Héctor Valdez Albizu, governor of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, tells Jules Stewart how controlling the money supply has led to financial stability.

Recovery ripples

September 3, 2007

The republic’s finance minister, Vicente Bengoa, talks to The Banker about economic strategy.

Optimism for a winning formula

September 3, 2007

Leonel Fernández, president of the Dominican Republic, talks to Jules Stewart about the government’s activities to improve the lives of citizens.

A foundation built on security

September 3, 2007

Alan Duerden speaks to Mike Lazaridis on the accountability, back-up and security capabilities incorporated into the latest generation of BlackBerry smartphones targeted at the small and medium-sized office.

A big leap for a Chinese giant

September 3, 2007

ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing talks to The Banker about the Chinese market, the bank’s recent growth and its long-term strategy to become an international player.

AsiaNs must act in unison

September 3, 2007

Chalongphob Sussangkarn took over as Thailand’s minister of finance in March, following the resignation of his predecessor Pridiyathorn Devakula. A former president of independent economic think-tank the Thailand Development Research Institute, he is a key player in the interim government that was installed last year after a military coup. He spoke to Simon Montlake in Bangkok.

A wagging finger and a sharp tongue

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe has a lot of support and criticism as he faces huge challenges in his second term. Karina Robinson reports.

ANZ extends its Asian presence

August 1, 2007

After pursuing a strategy of investing in less-developed Asian markets, ANZ is set to enjoy the fruits of its labours as these markets grow. Virginia Marsh reports.

Hans Berger, CEO of HSH Nordbank

August 1, 2007

At HSH Nordbank, CEO Hans Berger is too busy preparing for an IPO to be concerned about the debate over Landesbanken consolidation or what role his bank could play in it.

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