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Haitong eyes further expansion after buying Portugal's BESI

February 1, 2016

Two months after finalising Haitong Securities' acquisition of Novo Banco's investment banking unit, now called Haitong Bank, the parent company's deputy CEO and the UK head of the new bank talk about the acquisition, their international growth plans and what a jittery renminbi means to them. 

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China tackles local governments' financial woes

February 1, 2016

Huge debts and questionable investments have driven many Chinese local governments to the brink. Now regulators have stepped in with a package of reforms. Stefania Palma asks how effective the new measures will be after decades of poor supervision.

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

January 25, 2016

The annual Microscope global report on financial inclusion provides a kind of open-source regulation for fostering the right environment to give everyone access to banking and credit services, wherever they are, writes Michael Schlein, president and chief executive of Accion. 

Chinese regulators and foreign investors need to meet in the middle

January 25, 2016

Worries over China's economy would abate if market authorities communicated better and avoided overzealous interventions. And, for their part, investors should keep their cool when faced with less-than-stellar growth figures.

Mizuho takes on the Americas

Mizuho takes on the Americas

January 4, 2016

How is Japanese mega-bank Mizuho growing its investment banking franchise in the Americas? Stefania Palma talks to Mizuho Securities USA's chief executive, John Koudounis, to find out.

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China Zheshang Bank chairman enjoys stability amid turbulent times

January 4, 2016

China Zheshang Bank chairman Shen Renkang discusses China's economic slowdown and financial market shocks of 2015 and the bank's growth strategy in a tricky local and global environment.

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Indonesian FM enjoys a promising present and an exciting future

January 4, 2016

Indonesia's minister of finance discusses the country's efforts to achieve a sustainable growth path. Budget reforms and fiscal stimulus have already been pushed through. But to tackle the question of poor infrastructure, the government needs more than increased investment.

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Taiwan CBG charts a steady course through turbulent emerging market waters

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's central bank governor tells Stefania Palma how the country has helped to keep the east Asian economy in check in 2015 – one of the toughest years for emerging markets. 

Business as usual for Taiwans banks

Business as usual for Taiwan's banks

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's long-awaited presidential elections in January 2016 are keeping the global business community on its toes. By contrast, the country's banks remain calm and continue focusing on diversifying revenue streams away from a tepid domestic economy.

Chinese investors take aim at UK

Chinese investors take aim at UK

January 4, 2016

China's outward direct investment will outpace foreign direct investment in the country for the first time in 2015. Stefania Palma maps where this investment is going in the UK.

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