Latest articles from Charlie Corbett

Will the new PSD deliver?

February 1, 2010

The new Payments Services Directive is part of a wider plan to overhaul the European payments area, and provides money transfer operators the opportunity to increase their market share, but will it deliver? By Charlie Corbett.

Staying ahead of the game

December 30, 2009

As the financial storm of the past few years begins to calm, how are banks coping with the new competitive landscape and what do they need to do to stay ahead of their rivals? And more to the point, can they afford to invest in the innovation required to do so? The Banker spoke to Dan Marovitz, head of product management for global transaction banking at Deutsche Bank. Writer Charlie Corbett

Henrique Meirelles

December 30, 2009

Brazil's central bank governor reflects on how the country managed to keep the worst of the financial crisis at bay and what further pitfalls lie ahead on its road to full recovery. Writer Charlie Corbett

Salaheddine Mezouar

December 30, 2009

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Economy and Finance for Morocco

Morocco's minister of economy and finance spoke to The Banker about fiscal reform, his plans to invest in the country's infrastructure to further diversify its economy and his priorities for 2010. Writer Charlie Corbett

Rankings show calm before Nigerian storm

November 27, 2009

The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking shows Nigerian banks chipping away at the dominance of their South African counterparts, a situation that will look very different once the recent bailouts in the west African country are taken into account. Writer Charlie Corbett

Time to open up

October 28, 2009

Charlotte Conlan, head of leveraged finance at BNP Paribas

The secretive nature and narrow investor base of the European leveraged loan market meant it was hit harder and is taking longer to recover from the downturn than its counterpart in the US. There is a general consensus that Europe needs to open up its markets, improve transparency and introduce public ratings. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reform key to future growth

October 5, 2009

The recent collapse in the price of oil accentuated the critical need for Angola to diversify its oil-dependent economy. Despite the fall in growth, however, the country has weathered the storm and must now focus on public sector reform. Writer Charlie Corbett

Spotlight on investment trends in Lebanon

October 5, 2009

During the past five years, Lebanon has emerged as a prosperous investment arena for the hotels and tourism and business services sectors, writes Charlie Corbett.

Pillar of strength

October 5, 2009

Lebanon's banks are thriving and this is in no small part down to the actions of the country's much-admired central bank governor, Riad Salameh. He spoke to The Banker about how he plans to maintain the country's financial stability.

Is Lebanon's economy crisis proof?

October 5, 2009

The Lebanese economy's remarkable ability to withstand both political strife at home and financial crises overseas received universal acclaim. Achieving political consensus and reforming the country's archaic public finances will be the next challenge. Charlie Corbett reports from Beirut.

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