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Time runs out for the technocrat

May 1, 2001

Karina Robinson interviews Pedro Malan, Brazil's finance minister, who has less than two years left in office before elections.

Japanese banks determined not to repeat previous mistakes

April 1, 2001

With Japan’s economic problems having the potential to wreak havoc on a global scale, Japan’s banks must haul themselves out of a hole of their own making, reports Anthony Rowley in Tokyo.

Right, said Fred, both of us together

April 1, 2001

Karina Robinson talks to Fred Goodwin, group chief executive, Royal Bank of Scotland.

All power to the super regulator

February 2, 2001

Karina Robinson talks to the FSA’s Sir Howard Davies.

Better in than out

November 2, 2000

Kerin Hope reports on how Greece’s banking sector is preparing for entry into the euro-zone.

Tougher stance against failure

October 1, 2000

Turkey’s new regulatory body began operations last month with sweeping powers to oversee the troubled banking sector.

Italy's banks seek to compete in Europe

August 1, 2000

Italian banks reckon they are boosting efficiency and say politicians must now help by reducing the tax burden.

No more Tequila crises?

July 25, 2000

Guillermo Ortiz looks thoroughly at home in his opulent offices at the Central Bank of Mexico. But, as he points out, in the early 1980s he was already ensconced in the Bank’s economic research bureau.

Accounting for diverse interests

June 1, 2000

As merger and acquisition activity in the US banking sector slows and foreign heavyweights circle, major players are choosing to diversify their portfolio of interests. Michael Blanden reports.

Still on the journey of transition

May 1, 2000

Post-communist European countries have made strides in moving to a market-based economy, despite setbacks, but the transition remains patchy across the region.

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