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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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Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Banks 2014

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Banks 2014

The annual listing includes the best bank worldwide for corporate, consumer and private banking, emerging markets, frontier markets, Islamic finance, asset management, global custody, investment banking, cash management, trade finance, foreign exchange, sub-custody and supply chain finance.

Norway’s Fund Ups The Ante On Ethical Investing

Norway’s Fund Ups The Ante On Ethical Investing

Norway’s $870 billion sovereign wealth fund has always been at the forefront of ethical investing, and its actions have influenced the decision making of other asset managers, big and small. But starting next year the fund will reveal its voting intentions before shareholder meetings, not only to be more transparent but also to influence the debate and the subsequent voting.

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Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Banks 2014

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Banks 2014

The annual listing includes the best bank worldwide for corporate, consumer and private banking, emerging markets, frontier markets, Islamic finance, asset management, global custody, investment banking, cash management, trade finance, foreign exchange, sub-custody and supply chain finance.

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TOKYO--Japan's public pension reserve fund, the world's largest, has let its domestic bondholdings fall below the current portfolio allocation range, suggesting it has already begun a highly anticipated portfolio reshuffle. In its quarterly report released Friday, the Yen127 trillion ($1.2 ...

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