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The cutting edge of debt tools

May 3, 2004

Agence France Trésor has been a pioneer of European inflation-linked bonds. Natasha de Teran interviews chief executive Bertrand de Mazičres about the development of these debt instruments.

The sacred and the mundane

January 5, 2004

Javier Valls, chairman of Banco Popular Espańol, tells Karina Robinson about the strategy he and his brother Luis are using to ensure the bank remains successful and efficient.

An aficionado for the fine print

December 2, 2003

Jaime Caruana, governor of the Bank of Spain, demonstrates his mastery of the detail of Basel II and the Stability Pact to Karina Robinson.
I have been in this business too long. Two hours flew by as I questioned Jaime Caruana, governor of the Bank of Spain and chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, on the intricacies of the
new capital accord, the detail of Spain’s economic miracle and the level of the euro.

HSBC's killer move

October 6, 2003

HSBC chairman Sir John Bond talks to Karina Robinson about the transformational impact of the bank’s acquisition of Household International.

Out with the sheep, in with the skilled

July 2, 2003

Prime minister Helen Clark wants New Zealand to be a price maker, not a price taker, she tells Karina Robinson.

Getting Germany back on track

February 2, 2003

Rolf Breuer expands on how Europe's largest economy can regain sustained and vigorous economic growth.

Dynastic prince is not averse to risks

December 2, 2002

SEB chairman Jacob Wallenberg talks to Karina Robinson about family business Investor AB and about the many strategic ventures that SEB has tried out.

President Fox: a man who means business

November 2, 2002

Vicente Fox, Mexico's president, has been determined to combat corruption in government so he can move ahead with economic improvements. Karina Robinson meets him.

El Banquero

May 2, 2002

Trimming off unprofitable Latin American business and expanding further in Europe are just two prongs in Emilio Botin's strategy for Santander Central Hispano. Karina Robinson reports.

Time runs out for the technocrat

May 2, 2001

Karina Robinson interviews Pedro Malan, Brazil's finance minister, who has less than two years left in office before elections.

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