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Boomtowners look beyond borders

July 1, 2008

Kuwait’s booming economy is heavily oil dependent, but banks are beginning to look outside the country to strengthen operations and diversify their offer, Stephen Timewell reports from Kuwait.

One step ahead

July 1, 2008

Bermuda’s highly successful model as an offshore financial centre has inspired its share of imitators, but the banking sector is working hard to keep its edge, Philip Alexander reports from Hamilton.

Show of strength

July 1, 2008

Jamaica’s banks are not too worried about the global credit crunch as the sector shows full recovery from the 1990s crisis, 

Signs point to bright future

July 1, 2008

Three elections in two years and an inflation overshoot are compounding the uncertainty for Serbia’s banks, but foreign players still see great potential. Nick Saywell reports from Belgrade.

Big strides fail to resolve inherent weaknesses

July 1, 2008

Reliance on external markets for refinancing is one of the weaknesses in Russia’s banking system. Brian Caplen reports on this and other factors that are holding back the sector’s development.

Fragile system under pressure

July 1, 2008

An investigation into the credit default swaps market is adding to the Icelandic banking system’s woes, but banks’ soundness and international reach should help them once the storm is over, writes Silvia Pavoni.

With prudence comes opportunity

July 1, 2008

Santander CEO Alfredo Sáenz tells Karina Robinson that while M&As are there for the taking, it is imperative not to act hastily in the troubled market.

Banks find ways to play the price as inflation rises

July 1, 2008

Central banks may be squirming as inflation expectations continue to rise, but Philip Alexander finds bankers are getting comfortable with their clients’ efforts to protect themselves against higher prices.

Deutsche strikes right note with Türk privatisation deal

July 1, 2008

Deutsche Bank has proven that if the structure is right, large-scale privatisations and emerging markets are still attractive. The emerging markets ECM team that drove through Türk Telecom’s deal in Turkey’s first IPO of the year talks to Edward Russell-Walling.

Business model key to mid-market success

July 1, 2008

Credit woes have spread into the mid-market, drying up many areas of activity. But for those banks in the right products and geographies, there is still business to be done. And for those with cash, it’s a good time to build, writes Geraldine Lambe.

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