Latest articles from Ian Gill

Margarito Teves

October 6, 2008

The impact of the international slowdown on the Philippines economy has been more severe than expected, but revenue collections are on track and overseas remittances remain strong, says the Philippines finance secretary.

Amando Tetangco

October 6, 2008

Despite the international credit crunch, banks in the Philippines grew lending by 24% in the first half of 2008 and asset quality continues to improve, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor.

David Okiopello, deputy governor, Bank of Uganda

September 1, 2008

Inflation may be well above target but Uganda’s central bank earns high marks from bankers for emphasising risk management. The Banker talks to David Okiopello, acting deputy governor of the Bank of Uganda.

Big names reeled in by Ugandan rebirth

September 1, 2008

A rush of new banks, rapid branch expansion by established banks and an emerging mortgage battle are among developments that are enlivening Uganda’s banking scene.

Sibling rivalry

April 7, 2008

The Tan brothers, Nestor and Lorenzo, are helping to reshape the Philippines’ banking industry. Ian Gill reports on how their international expertise is helping to break the shackles of traditional financial empires.

Lenders on the up as property market booms

October 1, 2007

An unprecedented array of mortgage products is putting home purchases within reach of lower-income Filipinos – and helping banks achieve their best loan growth in a decade. 

Making advances to the unbanked

March 6, 2006

Chile’s banks are scrambling for market share in the retail sector, where rich profits lie. Ian Gill reports on the courting of clients at the market’s lower end.

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