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Alexander Labak, CEO of Home Credit

Consumer lending moves eastwards

December 8, 2010

Home Credit Group, one of the largest unsecured retail lending specialists in eastern Europe, is pioneering the model in China and Vietnam. Writer Philip Alexander

Abul Maal Adbul Muhith, Finance minister, government of Bangladesh

Abul Maal Adbul Muhith on Bangladesh's future

December 8, 2010

Bangladesh's finance minister reveals how the young nation, considered by Goldman Sachs to be a 'Next Eleven' country, can shake off the ills of nationalism, poverty and corruption to realise its much-touted potential. Writer Spencer Anderson

Felipe Larrain, finance minister of Chile

Chilean Finance minister on rescues and recovery

November 24, 2010

The finance minister of Chile discusses the country's "very exceptional" fiscal situation, and tells how it is recovering from an earthquake that shattered the country earlier this year. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

Barbados ready for challenges ahead

November 24, 2010

Barbados's central bank governor describes how the country is confident it can tackle the challenges of high unemployment, low FDI and a rise in public debt. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

Isaac Anthony

St Lucia outlines its offshore financial ambitions

November 24, 2010

On the sidelines of the IMF annual meetings, the permanent secretary in Saint Lucia's Finance Ministry, Isaac Anthony, discusses remedies to boost tourism to the Caribbean nation and plans to develop it as an offshore financial centre. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

William Chong, finance minister of Honduras

Honduras' William Chong on the country's new stability

November 24, 2010

The Honduran finance minister tells The Banker that the country is moving towards a period of greater stability following an agreement with the IMF, the first with an international financial institution since elections in the country re-established civilian rule. Interview Brian Caplen and Jane Monahan

Julio Velarde

July 6, 2010

The governor of Peru's Central Reserve Bank tells The Banker how the country has sustained growth in the face of global turmoil - and why it will be prepared for any further shockwaves in the shape of a European sovereign debt crisis. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Samir Sharifov

July 6, 2010

Azerbaijan's finance minister tells The Banker about the country's strategy to diversify its economy away from a dependence on oil exports and addresses international questions about the government's fiscal transparency. Writer Michelle Price

Luis Arce

May 28, 2010

Luis Arce, Bolivia's finance minister

Since president Evo Morales took office in Bolivia in 2006, political stability has gone hand-in-hand with a period of robust economic growth. The country's finance minister shares with The Banker how Bolivia has managed to protect itself from the worst of the global economic crisis and spells out plans for future expansion. Writer Jane Monahan

Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon

May 5, 2010

Nicaragua's finance minister tells The Banker how government efforts to attract foreign direct investment to the relatively untapped energy sector are seen as crucial if the region is finally to shake itself out of poverty. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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