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Italian giant leaps east

May 5, 2008

Italy’s leading light in eastern Europe, UniCredit has ambitious plans after buying into one of the region’s most dynamic markets with its purchase of Ukraine’s Ukrsotsbank, writes Philip Alexander.

Positive prospects in play

May 5, 2008

BCR’s interim CEO is confident that the bank’s transformation will allow it to capitalise on the opportunities presented by one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, he tells Philip Alexander.

Funds waiting for willing issuers

April 7, 2008

Behind the alarming headlines about bank bail-outs in the state sector, leading players in Germany’s capital markets are quietly making headway, reports Philip Alexander.

Dresdner keeps strategic focus

April 7, 2008

Despite its write-downs last year and Allianz splitting Dresdner Kleinwort off from rest of the group, Dresdner Bank’s senior executives still see opportunities to progress on the international stage. Philip Alexander reports.

Wave of distress stirs rescue bids

April 7, 2008

Structured investment vehicles were among the most prominent victims of the credit crunch, creating an unprecedented set of challenges for debt restructuring. Philip Alexander looks at how the market is managing the process.

Can Unakitan keep his cool in yet more turmoil?

April 7, 2008

Kemal Unakitan preserved Turkey’s public finances in 2007, despite turbulence in domestic politics and international markets. He wants to maintain momentum in 2008, he tells Philip Alexander.

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