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Pierre Gramegna teaser

Luxembourg finance minister looks to retain fiscal attraction

August 1, 2017

Pierre Gramegna, finance minister of Luxembourg, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about what effect international tax reforms will have on his country, and the importance of maintaining links with London even after the UK’s departure from the EU.

Hugues Delcourt teaser

BIL chief hails Luxembourg's fintech finesse

August 1, 2017

Hugues Delcourt, CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the country's oldest private banking group, talks to Danielle Myles about the opportunities posed by the country’s fintech boom and what the arrival of Chinese banks means for the domestic market. 

Juan Jose Echavarria teaser

Colombia’s central bank governor seeks to tame the inflation monster

August 1, 2017

Juan José Echavarría, governor of Colombia’s central bank, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the impact of recent financial reforms and how the country is getting to grips with increasing inflation.

Colombia bonds teaser

Can Colombia’s bond market keep its new friends from overseas?

August 1, 2017

Foreign demand for Colombia’s peso-denominated bonds has been a boon for a country struggling with low commodity prices. But for how long will market confidence stay high? Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Jiri Smejc teaser

Czech consumer lender Home Credit spreads its wings

August 1, 2017

Jiri Smejc, chief executive of Czech lender Home Credit, tells Stefanie Linhardt why China represents a vital step outside its central European comfort zone.

Ralf Hamers teaser

ING’s disruptive model: interview with CEO Ralph Hamers

August 1, 2017

These days, Dutch giant ING sees itself less as a bank and more as a technology player. CEO Ralph Hamers talks to Brian Caplen about short-term losses versus long-term gains, and why its new role models are Amazon and Facebook.

China outward M&A teaser

Chinese outbound M&A: what comes after the boom?

August 1, 2017

Chinese outbound M&A boomed in 2016, but then macroeconomic imbalances and a growth in potentially speculative investment sparked regulatory tightening to contain flows. So how is the market faring in 2017? Stefania Palma investigates.

Bahrain teaser

Islamic finance and the quest for common standards

August 1, 2017

While enjoying massive success, Islamic finance has developed in a piecemeal fashion, with many warning that global standardisation is needed if it is to avoid fragmentation and successfully push into frontier markets. James King reports.

Christopher Low teaser

Letshego chief aims to lead race for African financial inclusion

August 1, 2017

Botswana-based Letshego is using years of experience to fulfil its aim of reaching sub-Saharan Africa's unbanked population, as group managing director Chris Low tells James King.

Italy still struggling with NPLs

August 1, 2017

Italy’s financial sector is still plagued by non-performing loans, and impairment charges and provisions are now hitting profits. Danielle Myles reports. 

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