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Good forecast in difficult climate

June 9, 2003

Finland’s banking sector is the most concentrated in the Nordic region and is tipped to grow faster than its neighbours. 

New EC law raises hackles

June 9, 2003

Susana Fernández Caro reports on negative responses to the European Commission’s draft legislation promoting ‘responsible lending’.

El Dorado finally emerges

May 2, 2003

Spanish banks in Colombia were burnt by the economic downturn, but domestic and foreign players consider the worst to be over. 

After Iraq

April 2, 2003

Is the Iraq crisis principally about removing a despot from power or is the underlying reality more to do with asserting US global hegemony? Stephen Timewell explores the issues and discusses their implications for banking and finance.

Saudi finance stands tall

April 2, 2003

The Saudi financial sector continues its vibrant growth. Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on the players and a new law governing capital markets.

Banks under legal siege

March 2, 2003

Wall Street banks are facing damages to the tune of $25bn but are reluctant to set aside reserves as they fear it may encourage new claims. Suzanne Miller reports on the legal battle that threatens to spread overseas.

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