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Nigeria’s bad bank: here to stay

Amcon, Nigeria’s resolution vehicle set up after its 2009 financial crisis, has made a lot of progress restructuring the billions of dollars of loans it holds. But its chief executive Mustafa Chike-Obi says its work will get harder and argues against calls for it to be wound down quickly.

Scotiabank CEO sticking to growth plan
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Scotiabank CEO sticking to growth plan

Scotiabank intends to expand its domestic credit card business, despite record levels of household debt in Canada. It also wants to push retail operations in Latin America, a region where economic growth has been largely disappointing in recent years. Chief executive Brian Porter explains the rationale behind what may sound to some like a risky plan.

Global Payments chief looks to stay ahead of the curve

Global Payments chief looks to stay ahead of the curve

Global Payments processes $1bn in card payments a day in countries all over the world. In a field of rapid innovation, what does chief executive Jeffrey Sloan see as the future of payments?

BNP helps breathe life back into Turkey
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BNP Paribas makes a bold response to Turkish volatility

When fears over a Chinese slowdown and the US interest rate cycle coupled with domestic political uncertainty to hit the Turkish lira, BNP Paribas proposed a long-term bond to re-establish the sovereign's credentials.

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

Despite an unusual structure as the holding company for a fixed-line monopoly, B Communications issued Israel's first dual-listed bond to considerable demand.

Godwin Emefiele

The tough act to follow at Nigeria's central bank

Investors in Nigeria were shocked when central bank governor Lamido Sanusi was suspended in February. His likely successor, Godwin Emefiele, is a very different character, but he will be keen to prove he is no less independent.

Miles Millard

Deutsche debt specialist helps join the dots

Miles Millard’s latest appointment is a sign of Deutsche Bank taking another step on its journey toward a unified client coverage structure.

Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets
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Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets

Tighter secondary market liquidity and more volatile interest rates make for a more challenging environment for the highest-rated issuers, but that has not stopped Deutsche Bank from leading two milestone deals already in 2014.

Kevin Brown

RBS's technology evolution

A lot has changed in the 35 years since Kevin Brown started his career at RBS. The senior executive at RBS International Banking tells The Banker that as telecommunications have evolved, so have customers’ expectations.

Alexis de Rosnay

Building a global mid-market challenger

The acquisition of UK brokerage Collins Stewart Hawkpoint by Canada's Canaccord Genuity gave Alexis de Rosnay the chance to fulfil his ambition of building a business, as the group aims to become a global mid-market investment bank.

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