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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.

From Profiles / Deals

Citi makes connections for Bangladesh corporate debut

Banglalink was able to issue Bangladesh's first ever international bond under the stewardship of Citi, thanks to its great growth potential and the backing of foreign ownership.

Teresa Heitsenrether

JPMorgan prime brokerage head prepares for the year of leverage

JPMorgan’s global head of prime brokerage says the bank is ready for tighter regulation of balance sheet usage.

Patrick Chinamasa

Finance minister looks to patch up Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economy is on the verge of recession, with low consumer demand and a liquidity crunch putting its businesses under plenty of strain. Against this backdrop, finance minister Patrick Chinamasa tells Paul Wallace how he has started to rebuild its ties with multilateral lenders in a bid to access new credit. 

David Howson

BATS Chi-X Europe keeps ahead of regulatory curve

Largely thanks to its innovative new solution for on- and off-exchange reporting, pan-European exchange BATS Chi-X Europe has seen its market share balloon in recent months. But, aware of the dangers of complacency, chief operating officer David Howson says that the firm is just as focused on further innovation as on growth.

UniCredit partnership animates Italian stock exchange
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UniCredit partnership animates Italian stock exchange

The first Italian initial public offering of 2014 cemented confidence in UniCredit's unusual partnership model with Kepler Cheuvreux in equity capital markets.

Stefan Nanu

Romania bond issue rides out Ukraine jitters

Despite anxieties in the market over events in Ukraine, a Romanian bond issue was so successful it helped reprice the sovereign yield curve and prompted ratings upgrades.

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