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Latin America’s leader

September 1, 2008

The government’s commitment to reform Chile and improve its economic and physical infrastructure has paid off by putting the country on a par with the world’s leading nations, says Chile’s vice-minister of finance. By María Olivia Recart.

Seoul carves niche as world-class financial centre

September 1, 2008

The South Korean and Seoul metropolitan governments are working hard to ensure Seoul’s position as a global financial centre in north-east Asia, writes the director-general of Seoul’s Finance and Investment Bureau. By Paik Yoonbeom.

The rise of Madrid

September 1, 2008

Madrid owes it success to an efficient financial industry and its position as the decision-making centre of Spanish multinationals, says the general manager of the Madrid Financial Centre. By Isabel Martín Castellá.

From vision to reality

September 1, 2008

The prosperous Israeli economy is aiming to attract global investors through new regulation and tax structures in order to become an international financial centre. By Yarom Ariav.

Meeting a need

September 1, 2008

An investigation into the regulatory priorities for international financial centres. By Mark Davies & David Fiennes.

Traditional values stay on top

September 1, 2008

Established financial centres still lead global rankings but their supremacy is under threat from a growing number of competitors from all over the world. By Silvia Pavoni Investment Editor.

Flux and mutability

September 1, 2008

Turbulent times bring with them new opportunities and heightened competition. Ultimately, there will be those International Financial Centres that feel the squeeze, yet there will be others that increase their market share and profit from the credit crunch. By Vince Colvin & John Culliane Deloitte.

UK players maintain sizeable advantage

September 1, 2008

UK banks may have taken significant hits on their profit and loss accounts as a result of the subprime crisis, but they have also strengthened their capital and balance sheets significantly.

The Top 1OOO: how we did it

July 1, 2008

The Top 1000 is a ranking of the world’s commercial banks. Wherever possible, consolidated figures have been taken for the banking group. However, in the case of bancassurance groups, where possible the figures reflect the banking business only.

Emerging economies improve cost/income ratio as the developed world slips back

July 1, 2008

The Banker collects cost/income ratio data from banks as a measure of efficiency among banks across the globe.

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