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Infrastructure: Can It Rebuild The Global Economy?

Bridges, ports, roads and dams:  Infrastructure investment is having a moment in the sun. But will it rise to the high hopes so many have that it can rebuild crumbling economies around the world? 

Memo To Corporate Borrowers: Don’t Panic

The golden age of cheap corporate funding is coming to an end. Or is it? After Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president, markets reached a quick consensus that a new economic day was dawning. But interest rate hikes may not come as fast--or do as much damage--as some expect.

A New Day Dawning For US Regional Banks?

Expectations for lower corporate taxes and an easing of regulatory pressure on the finance industry under President Donald Trump bode well for midsize regional banks and their commercial clients across the US. Will those expectations be met or dashed? 

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In November in Beijing, Global Finance honored winners of our ninth annual Stars of China Awards, recognizing excellence in Chinese banks. 

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