Latest articles from Karina Robinson

Scything debt while the sun’s still shining

April 2, 2007

Joaquín Almunia, European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, tells Karina Robinson why states must reduce their debt burdens while they can.

Conservatives see red

April 2, 2007

Spain’s 12-year economic boom may be slowing down but the government’s handling of the ETA problem remains the prime polarising issue. Karina Robinson reports.

Spanish bulls on a run

April 2, 2007

Can greater efficiency gains be made by Spain’s cost-effective banks – and will their forays into Anglo-Saxon markets succeed? Karina Robinson reports from Madrid.

Gearing up for fresh snow

March 5, 2007

With company default rates at historical lows, pickings have been thin on the ground for the much-maligned distressed debt banker. But lenient lending policies to troubled firms in recent years may mean a bonanza is on its way, says Karina Robinson.

‘Prince of Darkness’ embraces nickname

March 5, 2007

EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson is fighting for a breakthrough in the Doha Round of trade negotiations.

INNOVATION: HOW TO IMPROVE

February 5, 2007

Why is the record for innovation so bad among banks? Karina Robinson investigates.

Global circulation for the Square Mile

February 5, 2007

Karina Robinson finds that John Stuttard, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, must travel extensively to fulfil his remit as the financial district’s champion.

Thinking bigger

January 8, 2007

India’s third largest bank is increasing IT spend and seeking expertise from international partners in a huge push to increase market share. Karina Robinson reports.

A foot in China’s door

January 8, 2007

Asia is just one of the regions where BBVA wants to grow its footprint. CEO Francisco González tells Karina Robinson what buying stakes in China’s CITIC banks will achieve.

Player still struggles to make the team

January 8, 2007

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is determined to get his country into the EU despite nay-sayers on all sides. He talks to Karina Robinson.

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