Quotes of the month
November 2017 issue.
“The former shareholders were so powerful and they had the equivalent of a nuclear bomb in their hands, fused. We saw ourselves as a bomb squad”
“I look at the banks in this country, and the fact that they are recovering is not exactly heroic”
“It seems to me imperative that, at a time when global political leadership is in retreat, it’s not just the NGOs that are being pushed into the front line. There are growing parts of the private sector that are ready to say you can’t have just a global economy, you need global responsibility as well. That’s the only way we are going to be able to keep the globalization bargain”
David Miliband, head of international aid organization IRC and former UK foreign secretary, is trying to promote the role of private finance in dealing with the refugee crisis – and his tie-up with Citi could be just a start
“We’ve been unbelievably impressed with the professionalism of our Chinese partners, as businessmen, as individuals and as companies. Everything we’ve always sought to get done has always been done on time. I don’t think there’s been any major disagreement between us”