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Oman hopes to open Islamic finance floodgates

Oman hopes to open Islamic finance floodgates

January 28, 2013

Oman's late introduction to Islamic finance will work in the favour of the country's bank, as they can learn from the examples of others, says HE Hamood Sangour Al-Zadjali, governor of the country's central bank.

TEASER-Andrew W Lo

Technological risk and the financial system 2.0

January 2, 2013

Technology is both problem and solution for modern financial markets, but 'financial system 2.0', which will see technology used in a more responsible and rational way, will learn from lessons past.

TEASER-Meghnad Desai

India: still solid as a BRIC?

January 2, 2013

India stands at a crossroads. The country's potential remains huge, but its growth of late has been hampered by political infighting and weak governance, leading some to question if it is still worthy of its 'BRIC' status.

TEASER-Marek Belka

How Poland defied the EU's blues

January 2, 2013

As the only EU member country to record positive growth at the height of the global financial crisis, and one of the few to suffer no casualties in its banking sector, Poland serves as a good example of how stable monetary policy combined with sound financial sector supervision can make for a robust and crisis-proof economy.

Andrew Sheng - TEASER

Asia's diverse path to maturity

January 2, 2013

With Asian economies expected to account for half of the world’s financial assets by 2050, there are huge implications for the financial architecture of Asia and the world. 

Germanys template for reform in Europe

Germany's template for reform in Europe

January 2, 2013

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder thinks that the rest of Europe needs to follow the reform programme he pioneered for Germany. This, coupled with the establishment of a true political union, will help Europe's damaged economy to recover and rebuild itself.

TEASER-Mark Carney Canada central bank governor

New Bank of England governor on the importance of being regulated

November 26, 2012

The recently appointed governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, explains how tightening regulatory framework is essential in order to ensure economic stability.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva TEASER

Europe's hold on economic institutions must be broken

September 24, 2012

Former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the rapid growth of emerging economies such as Brazil is changing the global economic order, but this reality is yet to be acknowledged by the world's major economic institutions, where Europeans hold a disproportionate amount of power.

Suma Chakrabarti TEASER

Why the EBRD is extending its reach

September 3, 2012

The EBRD has taken on a new region of operation at a time of unprecedented economic turbulence, but it has the resources and experience to make investments that can help transform troubled economies.

Norman T L Chan TEASER

A global awakening to the importance of good discipline

September 3, 2012

Financial and macroeconomic stability will be achieved through monetary, fiscal and market discipline, but only when important structural imbalances in major developed economies have been corrected.

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