West & Central Asia


“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


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”

September 2009

(Part 4 of 4) Conversation with Ishrat Husain, Head, National Commission of Government Reform and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
AML, KYC and anti-terrorist financing – professionalising financial services and regulation – banks diversifying away from large corporate business


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”

September 2009

(Part 3 of 4) Conversation with Ishrat Husain, Head, National Commission of Government Reform and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
Domestic challenges greater than external challenges – state banks and allocating capital – bankruptcy laws


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”

September 2009

(Part 2 of 4) Conversation with Ishrat Husain, Head, National Commission of Government Reform and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
Central bank independence and coordination with government – implementing lasting reforms – appointment of central bank governors


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”


“Emerging markets regulators should not allow governments to misuse monetary policy.”

September 2009

(Part 1 of 4) Conversation with Ishrat Husain, Head, National Commission of Government Reform and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
Emerging market decoupling and real sector linkages – cautious liberalisation and unfettered liberalisation – financial inflows and outflows – the need for a lead regulator