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RBS Fix-It Man McEwan Faces Tough Test as He Takes Over NAB

  • Bank faces slowing profit growth, money-laundering probe
  • McEwan starts Monday as CEO of troubled Australian lender
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RBS Fix-It Man McEwan Takes Charge of NAB
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Ross McEwan forged his reputation as a turnaround king by reviving the fortunes of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Those skills are about to be put to the test as he takes the helm of troubled lender National Australia Bank Ltd.

Australia’s biggest business bank was left reeling in February when its chief executive officer and chairman both quit after a report on widespread finance industry misconduct singled them out for withering criticism.