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Pol Navarro

Banco Sabadell innovation chief gets head start on Google Glass

Banco Sabadell is trailblazing when it comes to harnessing Google’s Glass technology – a wearable headset that links users to the internet. Jane Cooper talks to the bank’s head of innovation, Pol Navarro, and asks, is this the future of banking?

Mozambique CBG strives for financial sophistication

Central bank governor Ernesto Gove is bullish about Mozambique’s economic prospects, but acknowledges that the banking sector and capital markets need to be developed for the country to truly benefit from its energy boom. 

Goldman opens access for Nigerian banks
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Goldman opens access for Nigerian banks

Investors are willing to diversify into African corporate debt, despite emerging market volatility, as was proved by Goldman Sachs' $400m Tier 2 transaction for Access Bank.

John Rwangombwa

CBG focuses on keeping Rwanda steady

Rwanda’s macroeconomic performance over the past decade has been impressive, and the central bank governor says that developing the country’s bond markets is crucial to ensuring that remains the case.

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

Max Lami

Oppenheimer Europe chief happy in the middle

Although Oppenheimer Europe has grown its business substantially in the past five years, its chief executive, Max Lami, says the investment bank still wants to bulk up further in fixed income and mergers and acquisitions. 

Dorin Drăguţanu Moldova

Moldova CBG hitting the inflation target

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.

Jwala Rambarran

Trinidad and Tobago CBG takes the inclusive approach

The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority. 

Matthias Kröner

Fidor Bank draws the digital distinction

Open infrastructure and digital innovation are at the heart of Fidor Bank's strategy. CEO Matthias Kröner explains how the integration of a new third-party payments network fits this philosophy and why it is important to remain separate from its larger, more traditional rivals.

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

Jersey issued the first bond in its 800-year history to finance a renewal of its housing stock, and seized the opportunity to tell the crown dependency's story.

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