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Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of Iceland

Iceland's President says the country's new banks performing well

December 8, 2010

Iceland has come through a disastrous banking crisis and its president maintains that the country's new institutions are serving the economy well, despite the ban on them making overseas investments. Writer Spencer Anderson

Kairat Kelimbetov, CEO, Samruk-Kazyna

Samruk-Kazyna: from bailout to sale

December 8, 2010

Sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna became the main vehicle for the Kazakh government to rescue a distressed banking sector and ailing economy. Its CEO, Kairat Kelimbetov, explains the fund's next steps. Writer Philip Alexander

Alexander Labak, CEO of Home Credit

Consumer lending moves eastwards

December 8, 2010

Home Credit Group, one of the largest unsecured retail lending specialists in eastern Europe, is pioneering the model in China and Vietnam. Writer Philip Alexander

Abul Maal Adbul Muhith, Finance minister, government of Bangladesh

Abul Maal Adbul Muhith on Bangladesh's future

December 8, 2010

Bangladesh's finance minister reveals how the young nation, considered by Goldman Sachs to be a 'Next Eleven' country, can shake off the ills of nationalism, poverty and corruption to realise its much-touted potential. Writer Spencer Anderson

Felipe Larrain, finance minister of Chile

Chilean Finance minister on rescues and recovery

November 24, 2010

The finance minister of Chile discusses the country's "very exceptional" fiscal situation, and tells how it is recovering from an earthquake that shattered the country earlier this year. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

Barbados ready for challenges ahead

November 24, 2010

Barbados's central bank governor describes how the country is confident it can tackle the challenges of high unemployment, low FDI and a rise in public debt. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

Isaac Anthony

St Lucia outlines its offshore financial ambitions

November 24, 2010

On the sidelines of the IMF annual meetings, the permanent secretary in Saint Lucia's Finance Ministry, Isaac Anthony, discusses remedies to boost tourism to the Caribbean nation and plans to develop it as an offshore financial centre. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen

William Chong, finance minister of Honduras

Honduras' William Chong on the country's new stability

November 24, 2010

The Honduran finance minister tells The Banker that the country is moving towards a period of greater stability following an agreement with the IMF, the first with an international financial institution since elections in the country re-established civilian rule. Interview Brian Caplen and Jane Monahan

Julio Velarde

July 6, 2010

The governor of Peru's Central Reserve Bank tells The Banker how the country has sustained growth in the face of global turmoil - and why it will be prepared for any further shockwaves in the shape of a European sovereign debt crisis. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Samir Sharifov

July 6, 2010

Azerbaijan's finance minister tells The Banker about the country's strategy to diversify its economy away from a dependence on oil exports and addresses international questions about the government's fiscal transparency. Writer Michelle Price

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