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Local banks should fill the finance gap

June 4, 2009

Nanno Kleiterp, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, FMO (Netherlands Development Finance Company)
Development finance institutions can help companies in emerging markets overcome the short-term crisis created by global banking groups' lack of credit, but local banks must pick up the gauntlet in the long term.

Remaining steadfast in a challenging environment

May 5, 2009

Multilateral support has surged in importance in central and eastern Europe as the era of excess leverage unwinds. However, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will stay true to its principles.
Thomas Mirow, President of EBRD

Four key priorities for the G-20 Summit

April 7, 2009

Multilateral cross-border solutions to create international policy co-ordination are essential for the effective protection of the global financial system

Partnership married with pragmatism

March 10, 2009

The president of the Inter-American Development Bank explains how it will be working to help Latin American and Caribbean countries to help themselves in 2009.

Multilateralism, intervention and governance

February 2, 2009

The former UK prime minister turned international envoy talks about his latest initiatives for improving African governance. Interview by Peter Guest.

Wind of change : T Boone Pickens

January 5, 2009

Oil tycoon T Boone Pickens is investing billions in building the world’s largest wind farm in Texas, which in turn will free up natural gas for transportation and reduce US reliance on oil. Interview by Karen E Thuermer.

Using emerging markets as a template for success

December 1, 2008

Orange Mobile’s boss Olaf Swantee explains how mobile banking solutions pioneered in Africa may be relaunched in mature markets. Interview by Lara Williams.

Mapping out Africa’s road to success

November 3, 2008

Infrastructure should be the cornerstone of Africa’s development partnership, according to the prime minister of Kenya. By The Rt Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga.

Léo Apotheker

October 6, 2008

Technology can help banks improve business processes and, in turn, prepare them for the many future challenges.

Harald Benink

October 6, 2008

With prompt corrective action procedures in place, banks would be made to recapitalise themselves at a far earlier stage.

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