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Natalie Jaresko

Natalie Jaresko: steering Ukraine back to economic health

Reform-minded Natalie Jaresko has had a tough baptism in her role as Ukraine's finance minister. However, she is determined to demonstrate the safety of the country's banking sector and show that Ukraine is still an attractive investment destination, as she tells Stefanie Linhardt.

Jiang Jianqing

Jiang Jianqing: ICBC embracing new Chinese landscape

Jiang Jianqing, the chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, explains how the largest bank in the world in capital, profits and assets is dealing with China’s economic slowdown, structural reforms and new privately owned, tech-savvy entrants in the banking sector.

Juan Pablo Cordoba

Colombia stock exchange chief looks to make up capital market ground

The head of Colombia's stock exchange, Juan Pablo Cordoba, discusses the need for further capital market integration in the Andean region, and tells Silvia Pavoni how deepening its capital markets ties in with the country's wider economic plan. 

Michael Reuther

Commerzbank's old hand with a fresh outlook

Commerzbank corporates and markets chief Michael Reuther has nearly 30 years of banking experience, yet his appetite for innovation still burns strongly, as his work to 'industrialise' the German lender's investment bank shows.

Germany takes bold step into inflation market

The German government chose a period of heightened eurozone bond volatility to issue its first 30-year inflation-linked bund, but exceeded expectations in what was an unfamiliar market.

Wahid Omar

Malaysia's minister of financial affairs sees bright side of oil drop

Drops in oil prices have undeniably affected Malaysia’s economy. But minister of financial affairs Wahid Omar tells Stefania Palma how this was also a blessing to a country that is successfully diversifying its economy and government revenue sources through reforms such as the introduction of a goods and services tax.

Joaquim Levy

Joaquim Levy: how to reignite Brazil's economy

Flat growth, heavy public spending and a corruption scandal at state-owned energy giant Petrobras have dented Brazil’s appeal to international investors, but Joaquim Levy, the country’s finance minister, is working to turn its fortunes around.

Oxford college learns new tricks

Oxford college breaks new ground with bond issuance

University College, one of oldest colleges at Oxford University, has taken advantage of the near-zero rate environment to issue the lowest-yielding university bond ever recorded.

Gianni Franco Papa

UniCredit CIB chief optimistic over European capital markets

UniCredit’s new head of corporate and investment banking, Gianni Franco Papa, tells Michael Watt about what he says are good times for Europe’s capital markets, and the worry of over-regulation on the horizon.

Former bail-out chief helps steer Cyprus back to health
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Former Cyprus bail-out chief helps steer sovereign back to capital markets

The timely passage of a bill to strengthen the local insolvency law helped convince both the International Monetary Fund and sovereign bond investors that the Cyprus credit story should not be bracketed with that of Greece.

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