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Lawrence Gonzi, prime minister, Malta

Maltese prime minister on the benefits of the euro

March 22, 2011

Malta has done well out of EU and eurozone membership, with clear benefits accruing not only to the financial services sector, but also to tourism and other sectors, as its prime minister, Lawrence Gonzi, explains.

António Horta-Osório

António Horta-Osório moves out of his comfort zone

March 22, 2011

Lloyds Banking Group's new CEO, António Horta-Osório, had an easy option: to stay at the helm of Santander UK and await inevitable promotion. Instead, he left to front the bailed-out UK bank.

Mohammad Al-Jasser, central bank governor, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian central bank seeks to meet sukuk challenge

March 15, 2011

Mohammad Al-Jasser, governor of Saudi Arabia’s central bank, discusses the huge potential of sukuk issuance in an interview with Stephen Timewell in Riyadh.

Eastern Europe gives Asia a run for its money

February 16, 2011

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl is comfortable that his Austrian bank represents a call option on prospects in central and eastern Europe.

Juan Carlos Echeverry, Colombia's finance minister

Colombia primed for growth

February 16, 2011

Colombia's finance minister, Juan Carlos Echeverry, has every reason to be enthusiastic about his country's future but he is careful not to be complacent, knowing only too well that an economic boom can lead to bust.

Korn Chatikavanij teaser

Thai finance minister fears currency war

December 23, 2010

Korn Chatikavanij is concerned that the country will get caught up in a currency war at a time when its own export-dependent economy is going from strength to strength. Interview by Brian Caplen.

George Osborne teaser

George Osborne looks for global answer to global imbalances

December 23, 2010

George Osborne, the UK's chancellor of the exchequer, urges all countries to play their part in redressing the global imbalances that allowed the credit crisis to happen. Interview by Courtney Fingar.

José María Roldán, chairman of the Standards Implementation Group (SIG) at the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

José María Roldán says don't forget Basel II

December 8, 2010

The leading member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision explains some of the key concepts of Basel III, and how it relates to Basel I and II. Writer Michael Imeson

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of Iceland

Iceland's President says the country's new banks performing well

December 8, 2010

Iceland has come through a disastrous banking crisis and its president maintains that the country's new institutions are serving the economy well, despite the ban on them making overseas investments. Writer Spencer Anderson

Kairat Kelimbetov, CEO, Samruk-Kazyna

Samruk-Kazyna: from bailout to sale

December 8, 2010

Sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna became the main vehicle for the Kazakh government to rescue a distressed banking sector and ailing economy. Its CEO, Kairat Kelimbetov, explains the fund's next steps. Writer Philip Alexander

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