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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.

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?

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.

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.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria's FM prepares for 'brutal' year

With elections looming, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s next year as Nigeria’s finance minster promises to be even more demanding that usual. But she is determined to ensure that the country’s strong macroeconomic performance of recent years and reform agenda do not slip. 

Steve Gibson

Euclid nurtures the seeds of opportunity

Euclid Opportunities has been created to fund and nurture financial technology start-ups, specifically those creating new tools and platforms in the post-trade space. The hope is, according to managing director Steve Gibson, that this growing portfolio of innovative companies will play a crucial part in the future financial technology environment.

Amara Konneh

Liberia's finance minister looks to turn economic fortunes around

Liberia’s economy has come a long way since its devastating civil war ended 11 years ago, but it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Amara Konneh, who won The Banker’s African Finance Minister of the Year award for 2014, tells Paul Wallace how the Liberian government is trying to change that.

Sophie Javary

BNP Paribas turning balance sheet into fees

After almost two decades’ experience in a pure advisory bank, Sophie Javary is now looking to strengthen the corporate finance business of BNP Paribas, one of Europe’s largest lenders.

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