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Recovery efforts come to fruition

September 3, 2007

The Dominican Republic has made a startlingly fast return to financial good health but concerns over governance and unemployment remain. Jules Stewart explains.

Privatised industry will pave the way to wealth

May 7, 2007

Zahid Hamid, minister for privatisation and investment, talks to Jules Stewart about his ambitious plans for a modern, industrialised Pakistan.

Financial reform needs a progressive mindset

May 7, 2007

Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, talks to Jules Stewart about the influence of the US macroeconomy on Pakistan’s economic landscape and the importance for the developing world in keeping open this window to the West.

Banks set pace for Pakistan

May 7, 2007

Pakistan looks set to achieve a goal many thought impossible: economic stability. Jules Stewart reports.

A state of compliance

March 5, 2007

MiFID will force many EU member states to play catch up with the UK in terms of best-execution and compliance norms. By Jules Stewart.

Felling artificial barriers

March 5, 2007

Through MiFID, the European Commission seeks to open up market competition and harmonise standards in order that participants can operate on a level playing field across Europe. By Jules Stewart.

Belgians break for the border

March 5, 2007

Although Belgium’s banks are secure in their comfortable home market, the big players are feeling the pinch and see salvation in the emerging markets of Europe and Asia, says Jules Stewart.

ABN Amro keeps focus fixed on Brazil

December 4, 2006

With its prized asset of Brazil’s Banco Real, ABN AMRO is staying focused on the country, aware of the huge potential in the mortgage market, capital markets and investment banking. Jules Stewart reports.

Stock exchange turns in a star performance

November 6, 2006

At 150 years old, Spain’s stock exchange holding company, BME, is powering ahead to the top rankings of the world’s bourses while speculation continues over its future as an independent exchange. Jules Stewart reports.

Getting down to business

October 2, 2006

The drive by both banks and corporates to achieve improved efficiency and best use of working capital is behind the latest technology trends such as greater employment of real-time information. Jules Stewart reports.

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