Davos Notebook

Will Goldman’s new BRICwork stand up?

January 17, 2011

RTXWLHHJim O’Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRICs back in 2001, is adding four new countries to the elite club of emerging market economies. But does his new edifice have the same solid foundations?

Italian CEO says retail banks need time to adapt

January 30, 2010

Yesterday I spoke to Antonio Vigni, CEO of Siena-based Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank. Below are two video clips of Vigni answering questions on lending in Italy and the hot topic of regulation.

Banks to be disintermediated? or is that just replaced?

January 30, 2009

Is it actually distintermediation if the thing being disintermediated has ceased to function?

Overheard in Davos

January 30, 2009

One of the best things about Davos is the conversations you overhear. It’s like no place else.

Bankers – Ever thought about working for Big Pharma?

December 8, 2008

    Are you an out-of-work banker looking for a new job with
some stability? Considered the drugs industry?