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Jim O’Neill

Is more moderate growth in China good for everyone?

January 2, 2014

The days of double-digit growth in China may be over, but the rest of the world has little reason to fear, says Jim O’Neill.

Edoh Kossi Amenounve

Building Francophone Africa’s capital markets

January 2, 2014

Francophone west Africa’s regional stock exchange, the BRVM, suffers from low turnover and a lack of listings. But its chief executive tells Paul Wallace he is determined to change that and bring about closer ties with Nigeria and Ghana’s stock markets. 

Luis Videgaray

The thinking behind Mexico's reforms

January 2, 2014

Mexico's finance minister, Luis Videgaray, details the herculean reforms his country is undertaking to improve the economy and increase the standard of living for all Mexicans.

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe?

January 2, 2014

A groundswell of support for green finance means headway is being made in the transition to a low-carbon economy, with new sustainable models of finance, the issuance of green bonds and initiatives to level the playing field among banks. 

Pamela C M Mar

The opportunities presented by Asia's energy conundrum

January 2, 2014

Supplying Asia's growing middle classes and industries with energy is a headache for governments throughout the region. However, given that 55% of the world's new residential construction from now until 2025 will occur in China and south Asia, designing smart, energy-efficient buildings will go a long way to solving this problem.

Jacko Maree

The rise of African banking

January 2, 2014

Africa’s banking industry has gone through huge changes during Jacko Maree’s career. The former chief executive of Standard Bank believes the future for banks on the continent looks promising, but says they will have to adapt to regulatory changes and tap new types of clients. Interview by Paul Wallace.

Ravi Menon

The economic restructuring of Singapore

January 2, 2014

An ageing population and shrinking labour pool have put a strain on Singapore's economy, leading to calls for it to be restructured to raise productivity and bring about price stability. This will come through more productivity-led growth and a stronger focus on macroprudential policies.

The new bridges of world trade

The new bridges of world trade

January 2, 2014

Trade is changing. Flows between emerging markets continue to develop, high wages are sending some production back to Europe and the US, meanwhile Africa is making a bid to stem its reliance on raw commodities.

Kairat Kelimbetov

Building financial architecture for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2014

The recently appointed National Bank of Kazakhstan governor, Kairat Kelimbetov, tells Philip Alexander that he is focused on stepping up the quality of corporate governance in the country's banking sector and financial markets.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Turkey advances with optimism

January 2, 2014

Turkey’s transformation has been dramatic in the past few years, not least in its banking sector, which has seen impressive growth and responded well in times of crisis. But with a large unbanked population, extraordinary opportunities in the country still abound.  

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