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ABN Amro to expand selectively in Asia

Maureen DeRooij, chief executive Asia-Pacific, says focused nature means that the bank will grow at a steady clip amid boom and bust.

Ms DeRooij is keen to grow out the bank's business by growing out its team to finance basic materials and food deals; she says the bank is also building out expertise to advise financial institution groups, particularly as insurance companies are looking acquisitive.

ABN AMRO has a way of toasting to the deals they did not do - that is, when those deals go bust.

It is not too surprising, when considering the Dutch bank is focused on trade finance deals in sectors that would raise some chills at first mention. Some industry examples that prove the...

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