Latest articles from Karina Robinson

Nordic banks braced for Baltic slowdown

August 4, 2008

As recessions loom in the Baltic states, Scandinavian banks have reason to be grateful for their reliable domestic earnings, reports Karina Robinson.

Co-operative model stands strong

August 4, 2008

Unlisted French financial institutions have demonstrated the merits of their conservative strategies, which have made them more resilient than their listed competitors in the face of market pressure. Karina Robinson reports.

Born talker unfazed by politics

August 4, 2008

State Bank of India chairman Om Prakash Bhatt tells Karina Robinson how the bank’s mission is more than delivering higher profits.

With prudence comes opportunity

July 1, 2008

Santander CEO Alfredo Sáenz tells Karina Robinson that while M&As are there for the taking, it is imperative not to act hastily in the troubled market.

Drowning under the mainland wave

June 2, 2008

Moves to make the renminbi freely convertible, combined with the growth of rival financial centres on the Chinese mainland such as Shanghai, are chipping away at Hong Kong’s importance to international investors. Karina Robinson reports.

A complex predicament

June 2, 2008

With a growing financial industry and a host of new sectors set to develop, will Pakistan hold its own amid market slowdown and troubled domestic politics? Karina Robinson reports from Karachi.

Bold governor strives for new frontiers

June 2, 2008

Shamsad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, has an ambitious vision for the bank to have a greater say in economic policy, she tells Karina Robinson.

Nestlé takes a health check

May 5, 2008

Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck tells Karina Robinson why the multi-national company, like its customers, is embarking on a wellness and nutrition diet.

Pressure for a knee-jerk reaction is mounting

April 7, 2008

Banks are discovering that there will be a regulatory price to pay for the support of governments and central banks – and it could be a costly one. Karina Robinson investigates.

A steady hand in a time of crisis

April 7, 2008

CEO of Halyk Bank and former governor of Kazakhstan’s central bank, Grigori Marchenko tells Karina Robinson why the Federal Reserve got it wrong.

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