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Central Banker of the Year/ Americas

January 2, 2006

Hector Valdez Albizu
Governor, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic

Mexico

January 2, 2006

Banorte
Luis Peña Kegel, CEO

What the bankers say: Panama

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

What the bankers say: Trinidad & Tobago

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

Uruguay

January 2, 2006

Banco República
Fernando Calloia, Chairman

Finance Minister of the Year 2006

January 2, 2006

Swings to the political left, eurozone preparation and banking crises. The Banker’s selection of the world’s leading finance ministers reveals that canny, dual management of the political and economic spheres is a prerequisite for the job.

Rating agencies need some pre-emptive ideas

January 2, 2006

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s start 2006 facing charges of running a duopoly – and some tough questioning. Their only hope? To come up with a solution before the US government imposes one.

Will a three-year profit run stretch to four?

January 2, 2006

A fourth consecutive year of economic growth would be remarkable, but a US slowdown could spoil the run.

Venezuela

January 2, 2006

Banco Mercantil
Gustavo Marturet, President

Saving up for a rainy day

December 5, 2005

Henrique de Campos Meirelles, governor of Brazil’s central bank, has made the rebuilding of foreign currency reserves a priority. Interview by Brian Caplen.
Q Brazil is more stable than it has ever been before. How has this been achieved?
A Brazil is engaged in a very serious economic stabilisation programme involving an inflation-targeting monetary regime and a free-floating exchange rate.

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