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Global Finance Names The World's Top 50 Safest Commercial Banks 2014

Global Finance Names The World's Top 50 Safest Commercial Banks 2014

NEW YORK, September 9, 2014 — Global Finance has named the World’s Top 50 Safest Commercial Banks in an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2014 issue.

The full World’s Safest Banks report evaluates the safest banks in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Australasia.

Global Finance Names The 50 Safest Banks In Emerging Markets 2014

Global Finance Names The 50 Safest Banks In Emerging Markets 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 — With geopolitical risk and volatility increasing in a number of emerging markets-and no end in sight to the conflicts that are now tearing apart their respective countries, banks in these markets face uncertain conditions for the foreseeable future. For multinational corporates, it is critical to understand what the risk is and how banks are shoring up their operations to protect against market volatility.

It is against this backdrop that Global Finance announces it’s annual ranking of the Safest Banks in Emerging Markets. Global Finance’s Safest Banks rankings have been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for 23 years.

Global Finance Grades The World’s Top Central Bankers 2014

Global Finance Grades The World’s Top Central Bankers 2014

NEW YORK, September 5, 2014 — Global Finance magazine has named the heads of the central banks of India, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Taiwan as the World’s Best Central Bankers over the past year, in recognition of their achievement of an “A” grade on Global Finance’s Central Banker Report Cards. In addition, the central bankers of Chile, Colombia and the European Union earned “A-” grades.

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.

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.

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

BEST BANKS 2014: ASIA-PACIFIC

BEST BANKS 2014: ASIA-PACIFIC

Developing Asia will grow by 6.2% this year and 6.5% next, according to Asian Development Bank estimates, up slightly from 6.1% in 2013. Despite the uptick in overall growth, banks around the region continue to face challenging landscapes.

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2014

Global Finance launched the awards in recognition of the growing significance of the supply chain and the various financing solutions that are now available to enhance working capital and optimize DSO and DPO for buyers and suppliers. Global Finance selected winners across sixteen global and eight regional categories.