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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

Japan's Domestic Auto Sales Rise in July

TOKYO--Japan's domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses increased 0.6% from a year earlier in July, the first rise in four months, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Friday. Sales totaled 285,886 vehicles in July, the association said. Auto ...

AXA 1st Half Net Profit Up

PARIS--AXA SA (CS.FR), Europe's second-largest insurer behind Germany's Allianz SE, said Friday first-half net profit jumped 22%, helped by lower restructuring costs, and a strong life and savings business. The French insurer said net profit for the first six months ...

Dollar Up Against Rivals Ahead Of US Jobs Data

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was higher against its rivals in Asian trade Friday, with investors taking a wait-and-see stance ahead of closely watched U.S. jobs data later in the day. As of 0450 GMT, the dollar had risen to ...