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Ghana's finance minister plans to spend oil wealth wisely

May 4, 2011

Ghana's finance minister Kwabena Duffuor tells Brian Caplen how he is taking measures to ensure that his country's new oil wealth is spent on securing its long-term economic prosperity.

Rosbank merge

Rosbank set to take its place among Russia's heavyweights

May 4, 2011

The consolidation of Société Générale's Russian subsidiaries will create a universal bank with firepower, its chief executive Vladimir Golubkov explains to Brian Caplen.

Heemskerk, Bert

IBC must try harder in its attempts to let banks fail without the fallout

May 4, 2011

The prevention of another financial crisis is dependent on a regulator which plays tough, and the work of the new macro-prudential regulators.

António Horta-Osório

António Horta-Osório moves out of his comfort zone

March 22, 2011

Lloyds Banking Group's new CEO, António Horta-Osório, had an easy option: to stay at the helm of Santander UK and await inevitable promotion. Instead, he left to front the bailed-out UK bank.

Lamido Sanusi, central bank governor, Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank governor tackles reform head on

March 15, 2011

Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sanusi is The Banker's Central Bank Governor of the Year for 2011, both globally and for Africa. He explains his latest thinking on the reform agenda for Nigerian banking.

The challenge of social networking was discussed at The Banker's roundtable

New opportunities in retail banking

February 22, 2011

New technology, new players and the challenge of social networking occupied the minds of the participants in a round table discussion on retail opportunities over the next decade held by The Banker.

Singapore’s challenge as a financial centre

February 18, 2011

Singapore is the world’s third highest ranked International Finance Centre, according to The Banker’s 2010 ranking. But in these days of volatile capital flows and worries about bank safety, how should a small country manage itself as an IFC so as to maximise the benefits and minimise the risk? 

Akbank's solid foundations

February 11, 2011

Akbank chairwoman Suzan Sabanci Dinçer discusses Akbank's plans to consolidate a strong position in its home market while exploiting its relationship with Citi to push forward overseas expansion

Sberbank enjoys a comfortable position as leader of the Russian bank market

Top 75 Russian banks: State banks still dominate

January 31, 2011

The state giants still dominate the banking landscape in Russia, with private-sector institutions having much smaller market shares. The system remains largely Russian-owned, but a number of foreign-owned banks have gained a foothold and are earning a decent profit.

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