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“I am committed to organic growth.”


“I am committed to organic growth.”

February 2011

Conversation with Piyush Gupta, CEO of Development Bank of Singapore Group, on the challenges of refocusing the bank in his first year of leadership – creating a corporate treasury to put surpluses to work – building out a Singapore loan book – pushing cross-sell to increase fees


“China’s economic policy is increasingly being shaped by public opinion”


“China’s economic policy is increasingly being shaped by public opinion”

February 2011

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
China’s historical relationship with international bodies – China’s view of sovereignty and a history of invasions


“China’s economic policy is increasingly being shaped by public opinion”


“China’s economic policy is increasingly being shaped by public opinion”

February 2011

Conversation with Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
Public opinion and the information revolution in China – The Communist party’s future – Government structure and flexibility in decision making


“Less than one percent of Russians buy securities”


“Less than one percent of Russians buy securities”

February 2011

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Ruben Vardanian, Chairman and CEO, Troika Dialog Group, on succession planning – starting a business school in Russia – the demand for learning to do business in emerging markets


“Less than one percent of Russians buy securities”


“Less than one percent of Russians buy securities”

February 2011

Conversation with Ruben Vardanian, Chairman and CEO, Troika Dialog Group, on Russia’s financial infrastructure – the foreign investment wave of the 1990s – staying ahead in private banking


“Governance is more important to Africa than aid”


“Governance is more important to Africa than aid”

February 2011

Conversation with Paul Collier, Professor or Economics and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

The lack of an effective pan-African body – Looking at other international instruments beyond aid – Trade, economic governance and private sector development in Africa


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 1 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 2 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India