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Pranab Mukherjee, finance minister, India

Finance Minister of the Year 2011

December 23, 2010

The world economy may be recovering from the global financial crisis, but finance ministers still face enormous challenges in guiding their countries towards sustainable growth and prosperity.

Lamido Sanusi, central bank governor of Nigeria

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2011

December 23, 2010

In the 18 months that he has been in office, Lamido Sanusi has salvaged a crumbling financial sector, taken on Nigeria's powerful and corrupt bank managers and initiated reforms that have put Africa's most promising market back on the map for investors.

Wrong-headed regulation hits trade finance

December 23, 2010

The perversities of regulation are fast becoming all too clear. Trade is the engine of global economic growth and the means by which indebted Europe and the US can haul themselves out of their malaise.

The EU should act where Berlin cannot

December 23, 2010

Anyone that hoped the financial crisis would be the catalyst for substantial change to Germany's three-pillar banking system may be disappointed. The rigid structure that divides the German banking sector into privately owned banks, publicly owned banks and co-operatives seems even now resistant to change.

A summer of discontent or sign of things to come?

December 8, 2010

Was the third quarter a blip or a sign of tougher times ahead? The leading names in the capital markets mostly delivered poor results and the seasonal summer lull can only be part of the reason.

Eurozone debt keeps on dancing

December 8, 2010

"As long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing," former Citi chief executive Chuck Prince notoriously told the Financial Times as the global financial crisis began to unfold in July 2007.

Former Credit Suisse chairman Paul Calello, who died last month at the age of 49

Paul Calello

December 8, 2010

Paul Calello, the chairman of Credit Suisse's investment bank, who died last month aged 49, after a 14-month battle with cancer, was a pioneer in the industry.


Bank of the Year Awards - 2010

December 8, 2010

If last year's awards were about how well banks kept a firm course in stormy times, The Banker's 11th Bank of the Year Awards - in association with Western Gulf Advisory - revealed quality as never seen before by the judges.

The Banker Awards 2010: Country Winners

December 8, 2010

The Banker's panel of judges salutes the best banks in 149 different countries based on their performances over the past year.

New York could benefit from EU hedge trimming

December 8, 2010

The world of hedge funds might be very close to a big shake-up and, perversely, New York could be one of the winners.

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