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China Zheshang Bank chairman enjoys stability amid turbulent times

January 4, 2016

China Zheshang Bank chairman Shen Renkang discusses China's economic slowdown and financial market shocks of 2015 and the bank's growth strategy in a tricky local and global environment.

Dorin Drăguţanu Moldova

Moldova CBG hitting the inflation target

July 1, 2014

Since taking office as governor of the National Bank of Moldova in 2009, Dorin Drăguţanu has implemented the country’s first inflation-targeting policy, has seen interest rates on loans and deposits decline and has welcomed amendments to the law on financial institutions. He speaks to The Banker about challenges surrounding transparency in the banking sector and economic implications of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia's prime minister

Georgia's prime minister uses business savvy

April 2, 2013

In his spacious office high above Tbilisi, Georgia’s newly elected prime minister – and wealthiest citizen – Bidzina Ivanishvili talks about his plans to boost investment, to mend the relationship with Russia and to manage a difficult political cohabitation.

Vache Gabrielyan, finance minister, Armenia

Armenia takes a gradual approach to reform

September 1, 2011

Armenia’s finance minister and former central bank vice-president Vache Gabrielyan is focusing on maintaining the country on its path of recovery, controlling inflation and starting a reform of its pension system.

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South Korea's shifting economic focus

September 1, 2011

South Korea has the second highest debt-to-disposable income ratio in the world, but Choongsoo Kim, governor of the Bank of Korea, insists that the country’s financial system is not at risk, and suggests that balancing the focus between export and domestic demand will lead to sustainable economic growth.

Lazaro Campos

Lázaro Campos: Sibos 2011 set to cover all bases

September 1, 2011

From regulation to cloud computing, Swift's CEO, Lázaro Campos, gives The Banker his thoughts on the themes, topics and issues likely to dominate 2011's Sibos conference in Toronto. 

N Ganapathy Subramaniam

How technology keeps banks and customers connected

September 1, 2011

N Ganapathy Subramaniam, president of TCS Financial Solutions, tells The Banker how technology can help banks meet customer demands, boost efficiency and keep pace with the competition amid tough market conditions.

Cesar Purisima, finance secretary, Philippines

Philippines finance secretary seeks greater Asean co-operation

June 30, 2011

Cesar Purisima, the finance secretary of the Philippines discusses tthe changing role of the Asian Development Bank and recent changes in the Philippines' financial environment.

Kwabena Duffuor

Ghana's finance minister focuses on maintaining momentum

June 30, 2011

Ghana’s finance minister, Kwabena Duffuor, is focusing on maintaining the economy’s momentum. He is also at the forefront of efforts to ensure the country’s recently discovered oil riches are not squandered.

Luis Arce

Bolivia's economy minister reaps the rewards of prudence

June 1, 2011

Bolivia's economy minister, Luis Arce explains that the careful management of the country's finances over the past few years have left it in a strong position to not only cope with such demands, but to continue to grow.

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