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Reaching consensus on how to fail and how to avoid failure

December 30, 2009

An internationally agreed upon bankruptcy code, a global regulatory framework that allows banks to grow, less reliance on technology and a stronger focus on risk management are the key actions that must be taken in light of the past two years. Interview by Silvia Pavoni.

Christine Lagarde - Interview

December 23, 2009

The no-nonsense style of France’s finance minister has won her many admirers. She tells The Banker of how she intends to tackle the hardest task of her tenure, that of regulating France and Europe’s post-crisis banking landscape. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Trade finance comes to the fore

October 28, 2009

The severe slowdown of international trade flows and trade financing during the global crisis have impacted heavily on the export-dependent Latin American economies, yet there are signs that the market is starting to pick up.

Brazil maintains lead in LatAm listing

October 28, 2009

Although the pre-tax profits of Latin American banks have slipped, Tier 1 capital figures have grown by 14% and Brazil has firmly held onto its regional dominance. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Advancing with caution

October 5, 2009

A recent survey by IFAC/The Banker revealed that although lending to small and medium-sized enterprises slowed down in the first half of 2009 as banks tightened security measures, a cautious increase in activity can be expected over the next few years. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Shift in the balance

October 5, 2009

The threat of an exodus away from today's leading Western financial centres looms as regulators draw up measures to reduce systemic risk, and the appeal of tax havens and expanding Asian centres rises, Writes Silvia Pavoni.

Shattered Confidence

August 4, 2009

The impact of the financial crisis has been felt particularly hard in the wealth management industry, where client trust is low, the appetite for risk has disappeared, and customers are expecting frequent and time-consuming reassurances from their wealth managers. Writer Silvia Pavoni

War breaks out over EC hedge fund plans

July 7, 2009

Christopher Fawcett, CEO of Fauchier Partners
The European Commission's first draft for its directive on alternative investment fund managers and overseas financial centres has brought about furious accusations of protectionism, anti-Anglo-Saxon bias and unnecessary meddling. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Water: Options for a thirsty world

October 6, 2008

In true corporate fashion, many private companies are transforming the global water scarcity threat into an opportunity introducing new technology and financial products. Writer Silvia Pavoni.

Traditional values stay on top

September 1, 2008

Established financial centres still lead global rankings but their supremacy is under threat from a growing number of competitors from all over the world. By Silvia Pavoni Investment Editor.

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