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Making waves

August 7, 2006

For Barclays to succeed in the new South Africa, it must strengthen newly acquired Absa's efficiency and then both must learn how to tap the country’s burgeoning black middle class. Meanwhile, their efforts are shaking up a heavily concentrated banking sector. 

BNG moves into new pastures

April 4, 2005

Growing funding needs led Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten to shift its focus from the retail to the institutional market. Edward Russell-Walling reports on this and the bank’s strategic benchmark programme.

One hit wonder

March 7, 2005

As the bidding war rages for the London Stock Exchange, Geraldine Lambe looks at how the 200-year-old-institution lost its lead in the European charts.

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.

Is Citigroup's Sandy losing focus?

September 2, 2002

In creating the modern Citigroup, Sandy Weill took the banking industry into a new era. Now beset by troubles on all fronts - Enron and WorldCom fallout, consumer finance allegations and a controversial new management structure - some analysts fear 'the king of capital' may be losing his magic touch.

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.

Uneasy bedfellows face the morning after

July 2, 2001

Can JP Morgan Chase overcome a culture clash to emerge at the top of the banking pile?

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