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Green light for sustainability

September 3, 2007

Cynics argue that banks’ new-found green credentials are primarily about protecting market share, while banks argue that without the latter there is unlikely to be a commitment to the former. Neil Tyler finds out which banks are setting the pace.


June 4, 2007

Given the economy’s good health, Brazil’s central bank governor Henrique Meirelles can afford to muse on soya and George Bush. Interview by Karina Robinson.

Ahead of the game

May 7, 2007

The Greek economy is beating expectations, sweeping away fears of a post-Olympics slowdown. Kerin Hope reports on a boom in the shipping industry, the trend in infrastructure improvements and banks’ survival strategies.

Good principles are hard to live up to

March 5, 2007

Cracks are starting to appear in the Equator Principles. While banks may not lend money for non-compliant projects, they are still free to invest or to lend to export credit agencies that do the financing. Geraldine Lambe explores the new reputational risks this throws up.

Debate hots up in Davos over the world’s financial climate

March 5, 2007

Brian Caplen discovers that market responses to concern over climate change, the risks associated with macroeconomic imbalances and the ever-present bugbear of regulation are the issues most vexing the world’s financial powerbrokers.

Application of Equator Principles lands adherents in hot water

March 5, 2007

The establishment of a set of voluntary guidelines for project finance has handed pressure groups a stick with which to beat banks.

Membership with privileges

February 5, 2007

Finance minister Vicente Bengoa explains how DR-CAFTA’s system of tax-free exports to the US should help the country survive Chinese textile competition.

Hot products 2007

February 5, 2007

How can investment banks hope to match last year’s stellar performance? Some say that is impossible, but Geraldine Lambe picks out the products that others believe will bring them riches.

The right principles

February 5, 2007

What does being a socially responsible company mean and how are successful banks integrating the principles of responsibility and accountability into their business models? The Banker’s round table explores the issues.

Investing in global public good delivery

January 8, 2007

Financing common public goods such as measures to combat climate change and international financial instability requires multilateral co-operation between developing and developed actors, says Kemal Dervis.

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