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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

German June Retail Sales Surprise on The Upside

FRANKFURT--German retail sales rose more than expected in June, data from the country's statistics office showed Thursday. Sales on the month increased 1.3% in June in calendar- and seasonally-adjusted terms, beating expectations for a 1.0% rise in a Dow Jones ...

Alcatel Mulls IPO of Submarine Cable Unit as Loss Narrows

By Sam Schechner PARIS--Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU.FR) plans to float its submarine-cable unit on the public market, the network-equipment maker said Thursday after it narrowed its loss in the second quarter. The Franco-American maker of cellular networks and Internet backbone gear ...

Swiss National Bank 1st Half Profit Rises

ZURICH--The Swiss National Bank's first-half interim profit was 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) thanks to foreign-currency and gold prices. Foreign-currency positions contributed around 12.6 billion francs. There was a "valuation gain" of 3.5 billion francs on gold holdings which ...