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Big Apple turnover

November 5, 2007

It is not just London that is taking business from New York, Asian markets are also rapidly growing in stature. Jules Stewart explains.

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.

Why london should learn tolove brussels

September 3, 2007

High standards of governance will be essential to convince local investors to participate in the regional financial centres that are springing up around the world. And London looks set to benefit from business with those centres as they adopt EU-style regulations, writes Brandon Davies.

AITE GROUP: SMALL-BUSINESS STRATEGIES OF THE 30 LARGEST US BANKS

September 3, 2007

Aite Group reports on US banks’ small business strategies while the Microfinance Information Exchange unveils benchmarks.

Retail model nets cross sales success

July 4, 2007

By adopting practices more akin to the retail industry, two US banks are being hailed as models for boosting cross-sales rates. Tony Gandy reports on their winning formulae.

Cities of gold

July 4, 2007

What makes a successful international financial centre? Michael Imeson reports on the imperfect art of ascertaining which world city is truly the greatest.

Bank of America moves into pole position despite domestic focus

July 2, 2007

Bank of America has stolen the crown of Citigroup. The bank, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, motored ahead of the erstwhile number one bank in our list and is now the largest bank in North America and in the world, with Tier 1 capital of $91,065m.

The miscalculation of posturing over currency misalignment

July 2, 2007

The US and IMF’s targeting of China’s currency has as much to do with playing to the political gallery as it does with economics.

US banks make money as sun sets on the economy

June 4, 2007

Once again four of the top five US banks have bucked the trend with continued profit growth in the first quarter of 2007 compared with the same quarter last year at a time when the economy is finally showing signs of the much-predicted slowdown.

Tearing up the rules on retirement

June 4, 2007

Institutions specialising in retirement provision are wrong to assume that retirees will follow their logic, say Monish Kumar and Andy Maguire.

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