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George Osborne looks for global answer to global imbalances

December 23, 2010

George Osborne, the UK's chancellor of the exchequer, urges all countries to play their part in redressing the global imbalances that allowed the credit crisis to happen. Interview by Courtney Fingar.

Estonia's lesson for Europe's powerhouses

July 28, 2010

Estonia may be in debt, but it has the third-lowest budget deficit in Europe and, as the country's prime minister explains, its policies of prudence and restraint are putting it in a strong position for its entry to the eurozone. Interview by Courtney Fingar.

Iraq on the road to recovery

July 6, 2010

The chairman of the Trade Bank of Iraq, Hussein Al Uzri, reveals how things are looking up in Iraq, with banks seeing progress with letters of credit and discussions in place to help finance the projects earmarked for the country. Writer Courtney Fingar

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Is foreign investment the answer to Iraq's banking needs?

December 30, 2009

A muscular banking sector will make or break whether Iraq is to rebuild and prosper. And while there are increasing levels of capital inflow into the region, local banking infrastructure remains limited, leaving the sector wide open for foreign investment. Writer Courtney Fingar in Baghdad

Yulia Tymoshenko

October 28, 2009

The past few years have been turbulent even by Ukraine's standards, but prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko insists the situation will settle after next year's presidential elections. Writer Courtney Fingar

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