Archive for 09


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Gordon Nixon, CEO, RBC – how the bank is staying healthy while others are faltering – their different approach to wealth management – expansion in Asia.


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Gordon Nixon, CEO, RBC – RBC’s desire to dominate in Canada – growth strategies through organic and merger opportunities – the thankless task of compliance with Basel III.


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”


“Canada’s still a better bet than the US.”

September 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Gordon Nixon, CEO, RBC – branding and positioning vis-a-vis competitors – developing a culture around risk-reward – the impact of the US economy on Canada.


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Fauzi Bowo, first elected governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, on – bold decisions in public transport – the secrets to keeping clean government – managing vested interests in infrastructure development


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Fauzi Bowo, first elected governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, on – voters’ expectations – managing the pressures of migration to Jakarta – first municipal bonds to be issued next year


“We believe in a balanced budget”


“We believe in a balanced budget”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City – why Oklahoma City has lower unemployment than other parts of the US – the importance of government as an employer – what the rest of the country can learn from it.


“We believe in a balanced budget”


“We believe in a balanced budget”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City – resisting temptation to leverage – attracting large companies to the city – the shrinking role of unions.


“We believe in a balanced budget”


“We believe in a balanced budget”

September 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City – project-specific taxes for infrastructure – city voters approve of higher taxes but federally voters don’t – the importance of balanced budgets.