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Adam Knight

February 4, 2008

The co-head of global commodities at Credit Suisse talks to Geraldine Lambe about building the bank’s commodities platform in a market that is booming and showing evidence of increasing maturity.


November 5, 2007

Despite infrastructure issues and a lack of scenery, São Paulo has seen off local rivals and is emerging as the region’s pre-eminent financial centre. John Rumsey explains.

All for one, one for all

November 5, 2007

MiFID allows firms to set up in one EU country and do business anywhere regardless of the rules in each jurisdiction. Jules Stewart explains how this could attract new investment into Europe.

savoir faire

November 5, 2007

Given the Euronext/NYSE merger, Paris now has massive economies of scale to add to its world-renowned expertise in areas including derivatives and risk-based modelling. Arnaud de Bresson explains.

Algorithmic trading: villain or scapegoat?

November 5, 2007

Algorithmic trading was blamed for the escalating volatility spikes in August. Frances Maguire asks if this is a fair criticism as well as looking at how algorithms are getting smarter.

Donald Donahue

November 5, 2007

The CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation talks to Alan Duerden on playing the volume and innovation game.

Early birds, hesitant foxes and dawdling tortoises

November 5, 2007

MiFID’s first deadline has passed and only three EU members are in full compliance. Alan Duerden assesses whether the European Commission can realistically punish so many offenders.

Cairo’s oasis of orderly conduct

October 1, 2007

Aided by expertise learnt in the US, those in charge of the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange have constructed a highly efficient operation, says Silvia Pavoni .

A solid stance on risk

October 1, 2007

In the current market environment, not every bank chief executive feels relaxed talking to the press unless it is part of a public relations strategy to calm frayed nerves among investors. But Stan O’Neal, chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch, was happy to talk to The Banker’s editor Brian Caplen about the volatility in the markets and the firm’s longer-term strategic positioning as well as social issues arising from globalisation, such as inequality.

Gulf exchange buy-ins must be accepted

October 1, 2007

As the world enters a new era of diverse wealth distribution, global financial institutions must reflect the change.

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