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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.

René Karsenti

October 6, 2008

If the market meets standards of best practice, there is less need for the authorities to impose draconian new regulations.

Peter Sutherland

October 6, 2008

Current WTO negotiations are encouraging a negative trend towards bilateralism and regionalism.

Sir David King

October 6, 2008

The environmental challenges we face should not cost us money but should help make us money.

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