2012

Nigerian Candidate Breaks The World Bank Mold

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL   By Luca Ventura   When Robert Zoellick announced in February that he would leave the World Bank in June, at the expiration of his five-year term as president, initial speculation over his possible successor revolved around the usual ...

2011

Woodford Out Of The Picture At Olympus

NEWSMAKERS: JAPAN   By Luca Ventura   When Michael Woodford was promoted to president and then CEO of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus Corporation earlier this year, analysts and investors had high hopes for the future of the 92-year-old ...

Strauss-Kahn Arrest Adds Drama To IMF Succession

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL   By Luca Ventura   While the shocking arrest in May of IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in connection with an alleged sexual assault dominated the news all over the world, it only complicated a plot that was ...

Tremonti Swats Away Accusations Of Protectionism

NEWSMAKERS : ITALY   By Luca Ventura   When the dairy giant Parmalat, a household name in more than 30 countries, collapsed in 2003 with a $20 billion hole in its accounts, Italian finance minister Giulio Tremonti fittingly dubbed the ...

2008