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Goodwin hunting

By Ian Fraser Sunday Herald December 30th, 2007 Businessperson of the Year: Sir Fred Goodwin THE €71 billion (£49bn) takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro was a coup that has left little room for doubt. Sir Fred Goodwin, the 49-year-old chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been confirmed as the uber-hero of […]

December 30th, 2007 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Global vision

By Ian Fraser Scottish Banker December 2007/January 2008 In the light of RBS’s success in the acquisition of ABN Amro, Ian Fraser takes the long view of Scotland’s big banks’ approach to international expansion IN an increasingly globalised world, both the Royal Bank of Scotland and its older rival the Bank of Scotland long ago […]

December 4th, 2007 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Fred’s gamble

October 3rd, 2007 Image courtesy of New York Times Sir Fred Goodwin, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, has been accused of being “unhinged” in a blog published on FT Alphaville on October 1st, headlined The sobering message of RBS’s sky-high ABN bid. Their correspondent Lina Saigol has calculated that Sir Fred and […]

October 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Goodwin ponders £1bn RBS share buyback

By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: December 10th, 2006 Analyst predicts 25 per cent hike in dividends as bank shelves acquisition strategy for organic growth BANKING: TRADING UPDATE ROYAL Bank of Scotland is expected to deliver a further 25 per cent hike in dividends and a further £1 billion in share buybacks alongside its […]

December 10th, 2006 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

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