Vienna CBD, Danube by night

Dedicated proponent of sustainability using ‘tool’ of infrastructure finance

KOMMUNALKREDIT Austria AG is headquartered in the heart of Vienna, and serves German and international markets from its branch office in Frankfurt. As a specialised...

Credit Suisse chief steps down over bank’s corporate espionage scandal

CREDIT Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam has resigned after a boardroom battle over a corporate spying incident. Shares in Credit Suisse dropped four percent at news...
Mixed bank notes, pound, euro, dollar

IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
Brendan Holt Dunn, Stuart Holt Dunn, Holdun Family Office

Evolution of Holdun Family Office over generations

‘As the CEO of a fifth-generation family office,’ writes Brendan Holt-Dunn of the Holdun Family Office, ‘my inspiration is from my father, who has...
CBD Gaborone Botswana

Barclays’ African odyssey over the years: always with people as primary focus and strength

IN 1950, the British bank Barclays (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas – DCO) was the dominant financial institution on the African continent. Its presence was entrenched...
Barclays Botswana Head Office and CEO

‘Flow like a river’ — Barclays CEO knows how to deal with all challenges...

BARCLAYS Botswana CEO Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane is a pioneer: the first female Motswana (Botswana citizen) to be appointed to the role. “Our journey is a unique...
Emir Bektešević, Denis Čivgin and Adnan Bogunić

At the top of its game and on-target for future growth

VAKUFSKA Banka Sarajevo has been operating in the Bosnia-Herzegovina market for 26 years, and has gained an enviable reputation for professionalism. The commercial bank has...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Workers out on the streets as massive job cuts bite at giant Deutsche Bank

DEUTSCHE Bank is cutting thousands of jobs in London and New York, part of a radical plan to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. (Click...
UK currency, pound stering

Cash isn’t dead — yet — but report warns that its days are numbered

Remember jingling coins in your pocket, and folding crisp banknotes into your wallet or purse? According to a new report, pretty soon all you’ll...
René Emilio Jaime Farach, CEO Banco Ripley

Achieving a shared vision with a well-disciplined team

Q&A with Banco Ripley CEO René Emilio Jaime Farach BV: How do you evaluate Banco Ripley's performance in banking? René Jaime: Our bank is growing step-by-step...