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Spanish banks hold firm

February 2, 2009

Banco Santander’s capital raising last November was unexpected but investors responded surprisingly well. While Spanish banks have largely managed to avoid the fallout of the subprime crisis, the government is taking measures to ensure that any further global setbacks only have a minimal impact upon the country. Writer Jules Stewart.

Walking a crisis tightrope

April 7, 2008

Spanish banks appear to have survived the credit crunch relatively unscathed. However, as Jules Stewart reports, the country’s current account deficit and reliance on foreign markets is causing concern among some commentators.

Crisis? What crisis?

April 7, 2008

BBVA is in an enviable position for 2008, having had no involvement with subprime assets. Jules Stewart talks to president and COO José Ignacio Goirigolzarri.

Spain hopes for a soft landing

April 7, 2008

Spanish banks are tightening up their strategies in preparation for a global slowdown says Jules Stewart.

Lenders remain buoyant amid political waves

January 2, 2008

Bolivia’s banking sector is thriving on the back of a strong economy, despite fears of a political clash with the leftist government of president Evo Morales. Jules Stewart reports.

All for one, one for all

November 5, 2007

MiFID allows firms to set up in one EU country and do business anywhere regardless of the rules in each jurisdiction. Jules Stewart explains how this could attract new investment into Europe.

Big Apple turnover

November 5, 2007

It is not just London that is taking business from New York, Asian markets are also rapidly growing in stature. Jules Stewart explains.

A foreign magnet

September 3, 2007

The republic’s open inward investment programme has attracted huge FDI inflows into tourism, telecoms, mining and manufacturing in free trade zones. Jules Stewart explains.

A firm hand on the purse strings

September 3, 2007

Héctor Valdez Albizu, governor of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, tells Jules Stewart how controlling the money supply has led to financial stability.

Back in the black

September 3, 2007

Following the gradual restoration of public and international confidence in the financial sector, the country’s banking system is experiencing strong growth, characterised by diversification and modernisation. Jules Stewart reports.

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