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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.

Banks cast eyes on new horizons

May 7, 2007

Financial groups are expanding abroad – not just in international M&A but also into new areas such as project finance and debt issuance. Peter Wise reports.

Still on the road to better results

April 2, 2007

Bank consolidation continues and capital adequacy has improved but what is needed in the sector is a new culture that will attract new customers to boost the bottom line. Nick Kochan reports.

Coming of age

April 2, 2007

The development of Islamic hedge funds and other complex instruments, as well as the provision of mortgages for a market hungry for property, shows how far the Islamic finance industry has come and where it is heading, write Mark Ford and Jon Marks.

Keys to the kingdom

April 2, 2007

Saudi Arabia seems to be entering a new golden age, with barriers to the financial sector being lowered and project finance booming. Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh and Jeddah.

Financial blue skies amid the region’s storms

March 5, 2007

Given its sound financial infrastructure and current economic boom, the surge in Jordanian bank profits looks set to continue. Stephen Timewell reports from Amman.

LatAm small businesses enjoy mixed fortunes

March 5, 2007

The market for loans to SMEs is flourishing in Peru, where the economy is strong and credit histories easy to check, but Colombia is lagging behind and in Brazil few SMEs can get their hands on a loan. John Rumsey reports from São Paulo.

Infrastructure insufficiency

March 5, 2007

Guatemala’s poor infrastructure puts off investors and makes the country less able to fully profit from free-trade deals. Monica Campbell explains why, with elections looming, little change is likely for the time being.

Coming out of the mire

March 5, 2007

Two banks collapse and someone forgets to replenish the nation’s cash supply – tough times for Guatemala’s financial system. But as Monica Campbell reports, there is some cause for optimism.

Growth is not a certainty

March 5, 2007

Turkey’s economy grew 5.7% in the first nine months of 2006. But economists warn that the bloated current account deficit, mounting foreign debts and rising political risks could stifle future growth, Metin Demirsar reports from Istanbul.

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