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Cesar Purisima, finance secretary, Philippines

Philippines finance secretary seeks greater Asean co-operation

June 30, 2011

Cesar Purisima, the finance secretary of the Philippines discusses tthe changing role of the Asian Development Bank and recent changes in the Philippines' financial environment.

Kwabena Duffuor

Ghana's finance minister focuses on maintaining momentum

June 30, 2011

Ghana’s finance minister, Kwabena Duffuor, is focusing on maintaining the economy’s momentum. He is also at the forefront of efforts to ensure the country’s recently discovered oil riches are not squandered.

Luis Arce

Bolivia's economy minister reaps the rewards of prudence

June 1, 2011

Bolivia's economy minister, Luis Arce explains that the careful management of the country's finances over the past few years have left it in a strong position to not only cope with such demands, but to continue to grow.

Riad Salemeh

Lebanon's central bank governor gives country's banks a clean bill of health

May 4, 2011

Riad Salameh, governor of the Banque du Liban, tells The Banker how the country's banks have been unaffected by the turbulence in the Middle East and north Africa, and explains why they have been performing so well of late.

Michael Bonello, governor of the Central Bank of Malta

Malta's central bank plans for healthy future

March 22, 2011

Michael Bonello, the governor of the Central Bank of Malta, outlines his country’s key economic strengths, especially in the financial sector, and explains what is being done to remedy any weaknesses.

Sheikh Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah, central bank governor, Kuwait

Central Bank of Kuwait's precaution pays off

March 18, 2011

Sheikh Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah, central bank governor of Kuwait, tells The Banker about the next steps in the country's economic development plan and how a regional single currency can become a reality.

Lamido Sanusi, central bank governor, Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank governor tackles reform head on

March 15, 2011

Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sanusi is The Banker's Central Bank Governor of the Year for 2011, both globally and for Africa. He explains his latest thinking on the reform agenda for Nigerian banking.

Baktygul Jeenbaeva, acting chairman, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Back from the brink: Kyrgyz central bank tackles political crisis

February 14, 2011

Baktygul Jeenbaeva was plucked from the private sector to become acting chairman of the Kyrgyz central bank in July 2010, following the overthrow of the country’s government in April. She explains how she responded to the crisis, and sets out the fate of the country’s largest bank.

Ernesto Cordero

Highway to recovery: Interview with Ernesto Cordero, Mexico’s finance minister

February 14, 2011

Mexico's finance minister explains how investing in infrastructure will rebalance the country's export-heavy economy

Prasarn Trairatvorakul, governor of Thailand's central bank

Q&A: Prasarn Trairatvorakul on raising rates and a rising baht

January 31, 2011

The governor of Thailand's central bank has had an eventful first few months in the role, including raising the Bank of Thailand's benchmark rates by 25 basis points and having to closely monitor the baht.

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