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Optimism for a winning formula

September 3, 2007

Leonel Fernández, president of the Dominican Republic, talks to Jules Stewart about the government’s activities to improve the lives of citizens.

A foundation built on security

September 3, 2007

Alan Duerden speaks to Mike Lazaridis on the accountability, back-up and security capabilities incorporated into the latest generation of BlackBerry smartphones targeted at the small and medium-sized office.

A big leap for a Chinese giant

September 3, 2007

ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing talks to The Banker about the Chinese market, the bank’s recent growth and its long-term strategy to become an international player.

AsiaNs must act in unison

September 3, 2007

Chalongphob Sussangkarn took over as Thailand’s minister of finance in March, following the resignation of his predecessor Pridiyathorn Devakula. A former president of independent economic think-tank the Thailand Development Research Institute, he is a key player in the interim government that was installed last year after a military coup. He spoke to Simon Montlake in Bangkok.

A wagging finger and a sharp tongue

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe has a lot of support and criticism as he faces huge challenges in his second term. Karina Robinson reports.

Dan Cozine

August 1, 2007

The managing director and co-head of the Americas energy and commodities structured debt team at BNP Paribas tells Kathryn Tully what lies behind the bank’s restructuring to form a new global energy and commodities structured debt team.

David Lester

August 1, 2007

The chief information officer of the London Stock Exchange discusses its new core trading system, TradElect, with Alan Duerden.

ANZ extends its Asian presence

August 1, 2007

After pursuing a strategy of investing in less-developed Asian markets, ANZ is set to enjoy the fruits of its labours as these markets grow. Virginia Marsh reports.

Hans Berger, CEO of HSH Nordbank

August 1, 2007

At HSH Nordbank, CEO Hans Berger is too busy preparing for an IPO to be concerned about the debate over Landesbanken consolidation or what role his bank could play in it.

Hannes Rehm, management board chairman of Nord/LB

August 1, 2007

In the debate on whether German Landesbanken should consolidate further, Hannes Rehm is Siegfried Jaschinski’s ideological opponent. While he does not rule out further consolidation in the sector, Mr Rehm, who has a PhD in economics, sees no pressing need for it, arguing that the three-pillar system has adequately financed corporate Germany.

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