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MODI: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR A NEW INDIA

COVER STORY | INDIA
As prime minister Narendra Modi begins his term in office, global market watchers are hopeful that it could signal a sea change for India’s governance, economy and friendliness to business. But most are tempering that enthusiasm with a dose of skepticism.

ASIA: READING THE TEA LEAVES

REGIONAL FOCUS | EMERGING ASIA
The bigger the opportunity, the bigger the risk. This certainly holds true for frontier and emerging economies in Asia. Finding the right balance between the two is a key challenge for multinationals looking to invest there.

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Local Terrorism Coverage Beats Global

Local Terrorism Coverage Beats Global

Although there have been no attacks or payouts in the 12 years since its original passage, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in the US is set for renewal again, despite the fact that it was only intended as a temporary measure to protect the commercial insurance market and its customers following the attack on the Twin Towers.

Stars of China 2014

Stars of China 2014

In the November 2014 issue, Global Finance will honor the best Chinese banks, companies and executives in our exclusive, 7th annual, Stars of China special report.  To submit for participation, please see more for details.

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The Poorest Countries in the World

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WORLD’S BEST SUBCUSTODIANS 2014

WORLD’S BEST SUBCUSTODIANS 2014

Subcustodians are being pressured by declining margins and low interest rates at the same time they are trying to cope with an onslaught of new regulatory requirements. For those with the skill and the wherewithal to meet the challenges, however, the business of protecting and servicing client assets remains profitable. Global investing is expected to continue to increase in the future.

From the Wires

AstraZeneca Agrees to Buy Almirall Respiratory Franchise

By Jana Simmons LONDON--AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN), a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company, said Wednesday it has agreed to buy the rights to Almirall SA's (ALM.MC) respiratory franchise for an initial consideration of $875 million on completion, and up to $1.22 billion in ...

Russia Stocks Shrug Off Sanctions

By Lukas I. Alpert MOSCOW--Russia's MICEX Index opened up 0.95% on Wednesday in the first minutes of trading after the U.S. and European Union imposed further sanctions against parts of the country's banking, oil and arms industries. The rise came ...

Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

By Alexander Martin The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting later in the day. Junichi Ishikawa, market analyst ...