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Market booms

November 3, 2003

Foreign-owned bank expansion and strong economics are fuelling
the growth trend. Alice Brand reports.

CEOs with eyes on expansion

November 3, 2003

The heads of the top three banks in Singapore tell Karina Robinson about their strategies for growth – three different routes to overseas expansion.

All uphill for foreign banks

November 3, 2003

Despite the liberalisation of China’s banking system, in line with WTO guidelines, foreign banks still face major hurdles in operating profitably, says Louise do Rosario.

Crisis? What crisis?

November 3, 2003

Political upheaval can translate into easy money for the financial sector – despite what the bankers might say, argues Jonathan Wheatley.

Safe spot for investment

November 3, 2003

Monica Campbell reports from Mexico City on why investment bankers’ optimism has not been dented by the slumping economy and political frustration.

Gulf gets a retail boost

November 3, 2003

While Gulf banks enjoy strong results, banks in non-oil countries have seen a drop in their profits. Stephen Timewell reports.

Bulls in a tight economy

November 3, 2003

It is a wonder that Zambia’s banks survive, let alone make money, in a country where running costs are high, reports Gill Baker.

Russian banks fight harder for consumer business

November 3, 2003

Competition is heating up among Russia’s banks and foreign players for a slice of the growing retail banking and mortgage lending markets that are catering for the new middle class. Anthony Robinson reports from Moscow.

Property magnate and babe magnet

November 3, 2003

Hong Kong property tycoon Vincent Lo talks to Karina Robinson about his strategy for doing business with mainland China.

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