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London calling

November 2, 2001

Henry Harington looks at the effect of September 11 on foreign banks in London, and finds many questioning their policy of maintaining all their operations under one roof.

Pointy-heads gain ground

November 2, 2001

The big five global accountancy firms are making substantial inroads into the corporate finance advice market.

Brand new way ahead

October 1, 2001

The concept of the brand channel is emerging as the new interactive technology that will ease the customer frustration that has come from telephone and internet banking, says Mark Cullen.

Brand new world

September 1, 2001

Karina Robinson analyses the increasing importance of branding in a world where the security of investments and savings has been overtaken by the image of the bank.

Who will merge next?

June 1, 2001

It is not a matter of how, but of when. A major cross-border bank merger in Europe involving core countries is imminent. Investment banks are busy advising their clients on possible deals, bank chief executives are flying back and forth having talks with their counterparts and lawyers are looking at the legal implications.

Avoiding the fall-out

March 2, 2001

European and American banks will have to cut costs, deepen customer relationships and search for new opportunities in order to weather the US slowdown.

All power to the super regulator

February 2, 2001

Karina Robinson talks to the FSA’s Sir Howard Davies.

Asian ambitions survive crisis

January 2, 2001

Asia’s foremost statesman Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore from third-world backwater to first-world city in three decades. Now senior minister of the island state, he remains forthright in his views, here tackling questions on China’s stability, global banks and capital controls.

Will they be happy?

December 2, 2000

The Banker asked a panel of experts to rate this year’s banking mergers. They gave top marks to Barclays/Woolwich but were highly negative on Dresdner/Wasserstein Perella.

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