Articles Tagged “HNB”

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    NDB’s Rajendra Theagarajah is Aiming to Shake Up Banking

    NDB, a storied but slow commercial bank, is trying to acquire rival Seylan. If it happens the deal will create the island’s third largest private commercial bank and more importantly jolt placid bank boards and chief executives to consider their response. Banking…

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    HNB’s competing priorities

    Local network bank HNB has a large female workforce and a remit to nurture a family culture Large Sri Lankan banks can be intimidating for a number of reasons. Their cultures have often evolved unscripted and are unconventional, large networks and…

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    Construction Boom Highlights New Financing Needs

    Jonathan Alles, Managing Director, Hatton National Bank, recalls how difficult it was to get a guarantee for even Rs100 million in infrastructure financing in the early 2000s. Today, the typical quantum is around Rs 1…

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    Why an NDB – NTB merger will shake up banking

    Not all mergers or takeovers will create better banks. The notion, floated more than a decade ago here, that bank consolidations will lead to a more efficient financial system was misplaced. The malaise of dud…

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    Tempering the Pursuit of Profit

    (In the picture from left: Adrian Perera, Dilshan Rodrigo, Mukhlis Ismail, Suren Rajakarier, Surana Fernando) In firms that have not lost their entrepreneurial touch, risk takers are often highly rewarded and also often get the benefit of the doubt…