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Rosbank merge

Rosbank set to take its place among Russia's heavyweights

May 4, 2011

The consolidation of Société Générale's Russian subsidiaries will create a universal bank with firepower, its chief executive Vladimir Golubkov explains to Brian Caplen.

VTB bank

VTB closes gap on Russia's number one spot

March 22, 2011

In the space of a few months, Russia’s second largest bank has engineered ground-breaking bond issues, a kick-start to the government’s privatisation programme, and two acquisitions.

Akbank's solid foundations

February 11, 2011

Akbank chairwoman Suzan Sabanci Dinçer discusses Akbank's plans to consolidate a strong position in its home market while exploiting its relationship with Citi to push forward overseas expansion

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's newly appointed CEO

UniCredit's new leader still has some old problems

December 23, 2010

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's new CEO, appears to strike the right personal balance between the group's Italian origins and its pan-European reach. But some of the dilemmas that dragged down his predecessor, Alessandro Profumo, need resolving. Writer Philip Alexander

Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays Retail

Barclays lays a marker in Africa

November 24, 2010

Barclays is not in Africa to make a quick buck, but to develop a long-standing relationship with a continent it has not lavished with quite the attention that it deserves, according to Barclays Retail CEO Antony Jenkins.

The new line up: investment banks battle for position

May 4, 2010

There are two clear leaders at the front of the investment banking pack, but a battle is being waged immediately behind them - and there is everything to play for. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Rebuilding UBS: Can UBS revive its business and reputation?

March 3, 2010

UBS has endured a catastrophic three years. Now, under the stewardship of former Credit Suisse chief Oswald Grübel, the bank is attempting to restore its reputation and revive its business. Geraldine Lambe reports.

The taming of Merrill

October 28, 2009

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has had a rough year. Its CEO is being forced to retire, it is under intense regulatory scrutiny and senior investment bankers have left in droves. Yet it is holding up well in the league tables, and deal flow is looking pretty strong. Is Bank of America beating the odds and making a success of the acquisition? Geraldine Lambe reports.

Banco de Oro plans to grow through recession

October 28, 2009

As one of the Philippines' most dynamic bankers, Nestor Tan has overseen a series of acquisitions and mergers that have transformed Banco de Oro into the largest bank in the country by assets. Now he is eager for further growth by capitalising on opportunities presented by the recession. Writer Michelle Price

Rabobank's 'Rhineland' approach pays off

August 3, 2009

Demonstrating the merits of the co-operative structure, The Netherlands' Rabobank has performed stronger in the crisis than many commercial banks enticed by high-profit yet high-exposure investment banking practices. Writer Brian Caplen

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