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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.

Kerim Derhalli

Invstr democratises investment information

A new mobile app is bringing real-time investment information to people on their phones at a fraction of the cost of traditional sources. Jane Cooper talks to the chief executive of invstr about what this technology could mean for banks. 

Deals of the Year 2015
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Deals of the Year 2015

In what is mostly still a volatile, unpredictable marketplace, an impressive number of landmark deals have been carried out by banks all over the world in the past 12 months. Here, The Banker recognises the best of them.

Alonso Segura

Peru's finance minister makes a mobile banking call

Peru's new finance minister, Alonso Segura, is keen to push ahead with plans to diversify the country's economy, reduce informality and finally move banking into the mobile area.

Will Lansing

FICO scores with analytics solutions

Data company FICO is experiencing changing demand for credit scoring as banks find new ways to use analytics in meeting new regulations. Jane Cooper speaks to chief executive Will Lansing.

Elvira Nabiullina
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Elvira Nabiullina: fortifying Russia's economy

Russia’s central bank governor, Elvira Nabiullina, talks to The Banker about what is being done to address the inflation and devaluation of the rouble and the tools she is using to fortify the country’s economy against external shocks. 

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