Africa’s new frontiers

Country risk scores for Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon and Tanzania rose last year, with higher average-economic-outlook scores across the continent and a willingness in the international capital markets to finance African borrowers.

VCP builds a business on its USP

Vienna Capital Partners believes that its unique selling point as a local, independent adviser across CEE gives it the upper hand in the face of international competitors.

ICBC International: The epitome of cool

Mary MacLeod jumped companies and cultures to join ICBC International as deputy CEO – and became the most powerful foreign banker in China, with an eye on global dominance.

Global finance: Running on empty

As the European bank-funding crisis pushes banks to fund themselves ever shorter-term, concerns are growing that collateral, the lifeblood of all secured borrowing, is running out.