Archive for 06


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”

June 2010

Conversation with Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director and CEO, Hatton National Bank, on Sri Lankan banks’ need for capital post-war – a pan-Asian business model for remittances – leveraging ties with Indian banks – stimulating loan growth


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”

June 2010

Conversation with Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director and CEO, Hatton National Bank, on Sri Lankan banks’ need for capital post-war– responding to the war torn country’s economic challenges– handling stress on banks’ key ratios going forward– privatisation of Sri Lanka’s banking sector


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – the reconfiguration of the regulatory regime – regional co-operation between regulators – the role of markets in banks’ risk management


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – government intervention in the financial markets & the changes in the tenets of capitalism – views on bank tax – the need for a national debt office


“Perceptions marring economic potential of Pakistani banks”


“Perceptions marring economic potential of Pakistani banks”

June 2010

Conversation with Atif Bajwa, President & CEO, MCB Bank, on Pakistani banks losing out due to perceptions about the country –being the most convenient transaction bank in Pakistan– gaining market share through organic growth- on the failure to acquire RBS- Maybank partnership


“Perceptions marring economic potential of Pakistani banks”


“Perceptions marring economic potential of Pakistani banks”

June 2010

Conversation with Atif Bajwa, President & CEO, MCB Bank, on Pakistani banks losing out due to perceptions about the country – on small businesses, project finance and agriculture being growth drivers for banks


“Indian banks still lack scale”


“Indian banks still lack scale”

June 2010

Conversation with OP Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India on playing catch-up with privately-owned banks – raising capital – investing overseas – concerns over technology, staff and risk


“Indian banks still lack scale”


“Indian banks still lack scale”

June 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with OP Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India on playing catch-up with privately-owned banks – challenges in developing capital markets – approach to joint ventures – core banking replacement challenges