Asia


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”

July 2010

Conversation with Ly Xuan Hai, CEO of Vietnam’s Asia Commercial Bank, on Vietnam’s loan growth catching up with China’s – growing the business amid high inflation– benefits and drawbacks of being a small bank – attracting foreign investment


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”

July 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Ly Xuan Hai, CEO, Asia Commercial Bank, on Vietnam’s loan growth catching up with China’s –managing credit risk in a high growth market – dealing with the global financial crisis – growth forecasts for the Vietnamese economy


“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


“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


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on Luxembourg as a financial centre – coping with the crisis – balancing supervisory duties between the central bank and the banking regulator


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”

September 2009

(part 2 of 4) Conversation with Fan Gang, director of the National Insitute of Economic Research – capital markets and private equity
- government control an dliberalisation – over-dependence on banks for finance – the relationship between the PBoC and other financial regulators


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”

September 2009

(Part 3 of 4) Conversation with Fan Gang, director of the National Institute of Economic Research – efficiency and dispersement and use of loans – inflation and deflation in China – stockpiling commodities in China and futures markets


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”


“Fan Gang on policy makers and the quality of China’s economic data”

September 2009

(Part 4 of 4) Conversation with Fan Gang, the director of the National Institute of Economic Research of China – long-term structural changes to help non-reserve currency issuers – SDR as evolving global currency – the
road to internationalisation – liberalisation of the RMB