Latest articles from Karina Robinson

A wagging finger and a sharp tongue

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe has a lot of support and criticism as he faces huge challenges in his second term. Karina Robinson reports.

Happy pessimist and buy-out partypooper

August 1, 2007

Karina Robinson talks to Alchemy chief Jon Moulton about the end of the buy-out boom and why the firm chooses not to list.

Making a profit during a crisis

July 4, 2007

Local medium-sized banks have used the risky times of Argentina’s financial crisis to put their growth and expansion strategies into action. Karina Robinson reports from Buenos Aires.

Figures of uncertainty

July 4, 2007

Argentina’s economy is powering ahead but it comes at the price of old-fashioned price controls and, it is alleged, the manipulation of unwelcome economic data. Karina Robinson reports from Buenos Aires.

The pros and cons

July 2, 2007

Global branding can bring many benefits to big multinationals, including client trust, cost savings and competitive advantage. But there are also dangers, including being seen as not having local relevance. Karina Robinson reports.

Investment opportunities amid political risk

July 2, 2007

Foreign banks are finding that the lure of Iran’s large population, oil-rich heritage and privatisation opportunities may outweigh the risks, writes Karina Robinson from Tehran.

Poet who’s unafraid of harsh words

July 2, 2007

Karina Robinson talks to Iran’s central bank governor Ebrahim Sheibany, about inflation, privatisation and the UN’s freezing of Iranian assets.


June 4, 2007

Given the economy’s good health, Brazil’s central bank governor Henrique Meirelles can afford to muse on soya and George Bush. Interview by Karina Robinson.

More than a little bullish about BA

May 7, 2007

BA chief Willie Walsh defends his staff and believes the airline’s investment plans will win over disgruntled customers. He talks to Karina Robinson.

Peer-to-peer lending strives

April 2, 2007

Early results are promising, but whether the peer-to-peer lending models of online operators Zopa and Prosper can entice the risk-averse masses away from banks remains to be seen. Karina Robinson reports.

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