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Alexander Dubilet

July 7, 2009

The chairman of PrivatBank explains how the bank intends to ride out the downturn through its focus on increasing liquidity and improving the quality of its loan portfolio. Writer Brian Caplen

Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al-Sabah

June 4, 2009

The governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait discusses the impact political instability is having on the country and the effect he hopes the new Financial Stability Law will have. Writer Stephen Timewell

Revival process: Volatile Times

May 5, 2009

Latvia has been the worst-hit of the three Baltic states following the global credit squeeze and economic slowdown. Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics tells Lara Williams how policy makers are responding to the challenges.

Mohammed Al-Hussein

April 7, 2009

Syria's financial services sector reforms of 2004 have had a beneficial effect on the economy, as the country's finance minister explains. Writer Jules Stewart

Korn Chatikavanij

April 7, 2009

Thailand is suffering tumbling export receipts and a decline in business confidence and investment. Its recently installed minister of finance discusses how he plans to get the country through the crisis. Writer Simon Montlake

Riad Salameh

March 10, 2009

The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank explains how strict regulation has ensured domestic banks have plenty of reserves to fall back on during the crisis.

Viktor Yushchenko

March 10, 2009

The president of Ukraine characterises his country’s economic outlook in the face of the current crisis as ‘difficult but not tragic’.

Nigeria’s banks and the impact of the crisis

February 2, 2009

Nigeria’s banks have so far been relatively insulated from the credit crisis in the West, but with external sources of capital rapidly drying up, how long can this situation last? Erastus Akinbola is chief executive of one of Nigeria’s leading banks, Intercontinental Bank, and president of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria. He spoke to Charlie Corbett about the impact of the credit crisis on Nigeria’s banking industry.

The future of banking

January 5, 2009

The heads of major international banks spoke to The Banker about the effects of the crisis, covering areas such as pay and incentives, strategies for funding, the implications for the free market orthodoxy and what opportunities for growth, if any, 2009 might bring.

Om Prakash Bhatt

December 1, 2008

Despite being the leading player in one of the world’s largest markets, State Bank of India lags a long way behind the top global names. The bank’s chairman, O P Bhatt, discusses its strategy and direction. Interview by Stephen Timewell.

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