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Upbeat outlook

January 2, 2008

After Barclays failed to gain control of ABN AMRO, president Bob Diamond focuses on the positive elements of the bank’s position. Interview by Brian Caplen.

Launch of a catalyst

December 1, 2007

MediCapital, the new sales and investment banking arm of BMCE, aims to spark interest in untapped African markets. Neil Sen reports.

From niche to mainstream

November 5, 2007

The Islamic finance industry is rapidly evolving and expanding, with growth of banking assets estimated at $750bn and growing at a rate of 15% to 20% a year. Nabeel Shoaib explains.

RBS makes history

November 5, 2007

Funding for RBS’ share of the ABN AMRO takeover has been secured with the largest ever Tier 1 capital securities issue. RBS director of capital management Ron Huggett talks to Edward Russell Walling.

ABN AMRO unlocks the door to liquidity

November 5, 2007

For ABN AMRO’s pioneering property derivatives team the value of deals is mushrooming, but it is keen that other players enter the market and create greater liquidity. Joanne Hart reports.

Sheep herding

October 1, 2007

Are the ‘irrational’ clients of Northern Rock the kind of customers rival banks should be opening their arms to, asks Joe DiVanna.

Northern Rock crisis reveals fissures in oversight structure

October 1, 2007

The current debacle over Northern Rock is going to lead to a complete rethink on markets and the way they are governed.

Why london should learn tolove brussels

September 3, 2007

High standards of governance will be essential to convince local investors to participate in the regional financial centres that are springing up around the world. And London looks set to benefit from business with those centres as they adopt EU-style regulations, writes Brandon Davies.

The City makes a head startfor hub status

September 3, 2007

The market for Islamic banking is forecast to grow at double the rate that conventional wholesale banking will grow in the next five years. Unsurprisingly, banking centres around the world are scrambling to establish footprints in the market. Natasha de Terán investigates how London is positioned.

Room for more sharia compliance

September 3, 2007

A new Islamic bank has opened for business in London, bringing the number of standalone, wholly Islamic banks in the UK to three. Is the market big enough? Michael Imeson reports.

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