Essien’s Ecobank charm offensive

Essien’s Ecobank charm offensive

Albert Essien has brought much-needed calm to the bank

Turkey looks to diversify infrastructure debt

Turkey looks to diversify infrastructure debt

Banks not be able to shoulder the debt burden

Blankfein interview: Goldman pays the price of success

Assailed on all sides for preparing to pay huge bonuses from a financial market kept alive by systemic government support, Lloyd Blankfein is having to fight Goldman’s corner almost as fiercely as when the crisis was at its worst. He tells Peter Lee that it is not business as usual.


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Under attack, Goldman hits back     Goldman stands by its governance

Even though the firm is in the middle of a media blitz to justify its so-called social purpose and defend itself against a swelling army of enraged critics, Goldman Sachs postpones Euromoney’s meeting with chairman and chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. There’s a good reason. On Monday November 2, Blankfein is hauled instead to the offices of the New York Federal Reserve for a dressing down from president William Dudley on the vexed question of compensation. John Mack of Morgan Stanley and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan receive the same summons. Independent directors who chair their boards’ compensation committees accompanied all three CEOs on the walk of shame. Americans, scared at the prospect of rising unemployment in a country with the thinnest of social safety nets, are consumed with fury at the financial industry for...


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