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Citi's EMEA trading chief glad to be back in the game

November 1, 2011

After spending well over a decade building out UBS's electronic trading business, Tim Wildenberg made the move to Citi in search of fresh challenges. He tells The Banker why he switched banks, and discusses the opportunities and priorities of his new role.

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Technology deficiencies hold back emerging economies

October 3, 2011

The rich promise held by emerging economies may have would-be investors salivating, but without sufficient technology or regulatory capabilities it is difficult for Western companies to take advantages of these opportunities.

Market controls

Market controls: does intervention work?

October 3, 2011

Short selling bans are almost always implemented at the crux of a financial crisis, but some economists suggest that they may not aid recovery, but rather they may negatively affect the market.

Turkey innovation

Turkey takes the lead in banking technology

September 1, 2011

Turkey's banks boast the kind of technology that would make many a US or European CIO envious. How have they managed to so comprehensively leapfrog their Western counterparts, and can this growth continue?

Lazaro Campos

Lázaro Campos: Sibos 2011 set to cover all bases

September 1, 2011

From regulation to cloud computing, Swift's CEO, Lázaro Campos, gives The Banker his thoughts on the themes, topics and issues likely to dominate 2011's Sibos conference in Toronto. 

N Ganapathy Subramaniam

How technology keeps banks and customers connected

September 1, 2011

N Ganapathy Subramaniam, president of TCS Financial Solutions, tells The Banker how technology can help banks meet customer demands, boost efficiency and keep pace with the competition amid tough market conditions.

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Will regulation swamp transaction banking?

September 1, 2011

Transaction bankers across the globe are facing unprecedented levels of regulation. The Banker looks at how concerns over this abundance of legislation differs from region to region, and what are banks doing to deal with these demands?

Atushi Saito

Japan still integral to Asian and global economic progression

September 1, 2011

Moves to establish economic communities in Asia are gathering pace. Atsushi Saito, president and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, explains why Japan will be a leader in any such regionalisation.

New threats in GTS landscape

New threats in a changing transactional banking landscape

September 1, 2011

Market conditions are getting tougher for transaction bankers, with new threats and issues appearing from many quarters. Success in this new landscape will require quick thinking, innovation and strategic collaboration.

Phil Lee

Co-operative Financial Services upgrades and integrates

August 1, 2011

Co-operative Financial Services's integration and change director, Phil Lee, tells The Banker how it is upgrading its core systems in the midst of a merger with Britannia Building Society.

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