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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.

Same path, faster pace

January 8, 2007

Kosit Panpiemras, deputy prime minister of Thailand, talks to The Banker about the interim government’s plans.

The Champion bank that came from nowhere

January 8, 2007

A series of mergers have given UralSib a highly diversified profile and turned it into Russia’s largest privately owned commercial bank. Ben Aris reports from Moscow.

Hot pursuit of clients in Russia’s coldest outposts

January 8, 2007

Based in western Siberia, Sibacadembank has been expanding virtually unopposed, attracting international suitors and making plans to float. Chairman Igor Kim talks to Ben Aris.

Getin’s rapid rise From the bottom of the sea

January 8, 2007

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the adrenaline-fuelled journey from commercial diver to billionaire banking mogul of Getin Holding founder Leszek Czarnecki.

Reasons to THINK small

January 8, 2007

As long as rich people want small banks that can offer a personalised service, institutions like Hoare & Co will thrive. CEO Alexander Hoare talks to The Banker.

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.

Paul Tucker

September 4, 2006

Intelligence gathering is a crucial part of the role of the head of markets at the Bank of England, for its purposes of preserving monetary and financial stability. Paul Tucker reveals to Geraldine Lambe the three ‘unknowable’ things that would aid in the management of risk.

Progress through training in Singapore

September 4, 2006

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, tells Karina Robinson that the city state’s continued success depends on self-betterment of the unskilled.

Interview: Mervyn Davies, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered

September 4, 2006

Q: Do you expect Temasek to take you over?
A: No I don’t. We have known and dealt with Temasek for a long time. It has made itvery clear that it is very supportive of the strategy and very supportive of management and it sees value.

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