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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.

Shanghai makes up for lost time

March 2, 2003

China's largest city pulls out all the stops to regain the title of 'global financial centre', says Louise do Rosario.

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.

Getting Germany back on track

February 2, 2003

Rolf Breuer expands on how Europe's largest economy can regain sustained and vigorous economic growth.

A brand new image

February 2, 2003

Wall Street is finding that there is no quick fix when it comes to winning back public confidence. Suzanne Miller reports from New York on leading banks' attempts at restoring investor faith

Dynastic prince is not averse to risks

December 2, 2002

SEB chairman Jacob Wallenberg talks to Karina Robinson about family business Investor AB and about the many strategic ventures that SEB has tried out.

Optimistic outlook for Brazil

December 2, 2002

Roberto Setúbal, CEO of Banco Itaú, considers the outlook for Brazil under a newly elected leftist government after a decade of reforms.

Milan's fashion for finance

November 2, 2002

Milan has always been a capital of style but it is now being recognised as Italy's financial centre. David Lane reports on the city's banking trends.

President Fox: a man who means business

November 2, 2002

Vicente Fox, Mexico's president, has been determined to combat corruption in government so he can move ahead with economic improvements. Karina Robinson meets him.

Battle for the benchmark

October 2, 2002

The fight to sell government euro bonds has never been fiercer. The French and Germans are battling it out for benchmark status while other eurozone countries are increasing liquidity and issuance size. Troubled equity markets make it all very attractive to investors.

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