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Cesar Purisima

Reforms built to last: Cesar Purisima looks to leave Philippines legacy

May 2, 2016

The Philippines has grown to have some of the strongest economic fundamentals in south-east Asia, thanks in no small part to the economic policies rolled out by finance secretary Cesar Purisima over the past six years. He talks to Stefania Palma.

Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG at ease in midst of emerging market volatility

April 29, 2016

The Philippines has weathered the emerging markets storm that began in 2015 relatively well, meaning that its central bank has not needed to follow global trends and ease monetary policy. How has central bank governor Amando Tetangco achieved this? Stefania Palma finds out.

Raghuram Rajan

India's steady hand: CBG Raghuram Rajan looks to maintain a stabilising influence

April 1, 2016

The governor of the Reserve Bank of India tells Stefania Palma about his role in halting the rupee’s slide and containing inflation to bring economic stability to the country. Not one to rest on his laurels, however, he is determined to reform India’s banking and corporate sectors.

An inclusive approach: finance minister Jaitley looks to transform India's financial landscape

April 1, 2016

India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, tells Stefania Palma how he is using the country's strong economic performance to push through legal reforms and extend its financial inclusion programme. 

BNY Mellon masters the art of digital

BNY Mellon masters the art of digital

January 4, 2016

Over the past three years, BNY Mellon has assembled the building blocks for the digital transformation of its business. Today, it is putting this work into practice and aims to be a change engine within the financial industry.

Mizuho takes on the Americas

Mizuho takes on the Americas

January 4, 2016

How is Japanese mega-bank Mizuho growing its investment banking franchise in the Americas? Stefania Palma talks to Mizuho Securities USA's chief executive, John Koudounis, to find out.

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Taiwan CBG charts a steady course through turbulent emerging market waters

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's central bank governor tells Stefania Palma how the country has helped to keep the east Asian economy in check in 2015 – one of the toughest years for emerging markets. 

CCB chairman lauds the bank's big leap abroad

December 1, 2015

China Construction Bank chairman Wang Hongzhang discusses China's economic slowdown, the lender's international expansion, the possibility of a Brexit and China's new tech banks. 

Gottfried Leibbrandt

Swift CEO sees further opportunities in Asia and Africa

October 1, 2015

In advance of Sibos 2015 in Singapore, Swift chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt talks to Brian Caplen about progress in payments and the society's developments in Asian and African markets.

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Christine Lagarde keeps the IMF moving with the times

September 1, 2015

The IMF's quota system, the rise of other development banks, sluggish global growth, climate change, gender inequality, financial inclusion, Greece... The 'hot topics' that Christine Lagarde has had to contend with in her four years at the helm of the IMF are many. She tells Brian Caplen how the institution is tackling these issues.

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