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A state of disrepair

April 7, 2008

The dire state of Nigeria’s transport and power sectors are hindering the country’s growth. President Yar’Adua has made tackling the problem a priority for his administration but the sheer size of the task makes international investment crucial. By John McCarthy.

Nigeria ready to blossom

April 7, 2008

Over the past decade, the word ‘potential’ has become synonymous with Nigeria, as the resource-rich nation’s progress has been stymied by political and economic instability. Much progress has been made on both fronts, and under new president Umaru Yar’Adua Nigeria looks set to deliver on its promise. Charlie Corbett reports.

The China growth puzzle

April 7, 2008

China has been driving global growth but now faces mounting domestic problems and a deteriorating global economy. Can China’s economic miracle stay the course? Geraldine Lambe reports.

Looking beyond China

March 4, 2008

China Construction Bank is the third largest bank in China and the 14th largest in the world. Stephen Timewell talks to chairman Guo Shuqing about his overseas ambitions and strategy.

BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL REPORT: CHINA – WHAT IF WE ARE ALL WRONG?

March 4, 2008

BMI assesses the ramifications if China’s growth slows, and Deutsche Bank identifies a funding gap in microfinance.

Selective expansion

February 4, 2008

Xiao Gang, chairman of Bank of China, talks to Stephen Timewell about the bank’s domestic and international strategy for the coming year.

If you can’t beat them, join them

February 4, 2008

Ruth Emery assesses the likelihood of a merger between the Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges.

China smooths the way for foreign banks

January 2, 2008

Foreign banks have taken advantage of recent deregulation and are setting up locally incorporated subsidiaries. But niggling restrictions remain, writes Michael Imeson.

REPORTS

January 2, 2008

Oliver Wyman highlights opportunities created by climate change while Celent assesses Chinese and Indian ATM markets.

Global shift as China looks overseas

December 1, 2007

China is beginning a march abroad with banks aiming to imitate the international prominence of the country’s manufacturing industry. Stephen Timewell reports.

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