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Cover Story : The Best Companies In Asia

ANNUAL SURVEY AIRLINES Singapore Airlines CEO: Chew Choon Seng It is a measure of Singapore Airlines’ strength that it took the SARS epidemic to cause it to post its firstever quarterly loss in the quarter that ended in June. The ...

Cover Story : The World’s Best Companies 2003

The sixth annual exclusive Global Finance survey of the World’s Best Companies profiles global leaders in 28 industries or sectors and identifies the top regional players. AIRLINES Emirates President: Dermot Mannion As a private company little is known about the ...

Cover Story : The Best Companies In Latin America

ANNUAL SURVEY           AIRLINES   LanChile   Executive Vice President and CEO: Enrique Cueto Plaza       LanChile’s operational efficiency, passenger loyalty and steady revenue growth in both its cargo and its passenger business segments ...

Cover Story : The Best Companies In North America

ANNUAL SURVEY AIRLINES JetBlue Airways CEO and Director: David Neeleman JetBlue has added some ‘frills’ to the ‘no-frills’ airline sector, offering leather seats, free live TV at each seat and a fleet of 47 new Airbus A320s—in addition to low ...

Cover Story : World’s Best Banks 2003

AFTER WEATHERING TWO terrible years, the world’s banks must have been looking forward to a less tempestuous time in 2003. And that was what they got. Sure, there have been trouble spots in the past year, too, but most of ...

Features : Best Banks In Project Finance 2003

High energy prices could prove to be a tonic for a market that has been under the weather for the past few years. Global Finance selects the winners from a shrinking group of banks with the appetite to take on ...

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks 2003

In the first of a two-part serie s , Global Finance identifies the best online c orpor and consumer banks by country and product or service category • B y A dam R ombel It is already almost a decade ...

Features : Best Sub-custodians In 2003

Global Finance selects the winners in a specialized area of finance—one that is often hidden to end-users of custody services. Sub-custodians form the bedrock of the custody business. They hold and process securities on behalf of other custodians and possess ...

Features : Best Business Hotels & Airlines

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did. London’s Savoy Hotel Tough times continue for the world’s airlines.With their business model already under attack from nofrills carriers on short-haul and domestic routes,traditional airlines then took a series of ...

Features : Best Bank in Region: HSBC

ASIA Born in Hong Kong in 1865, HSBC continues to dominate the banking industry in Asia.Over the past year, it has made particular headway in mainland China, opening up more opportunities in this huge market. In 2002, the bank became ...

Features : Best Emerging Market Banks 2003

Time was when emerging economies had to worry about things as mundane as a run on the bank. But now political uncertainty has replaced purely monetary concerns in judging the direction of emerging markets. The Turkish lira may still be ...

Features : Best Bank in Region: National Bank of Kuwait

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA Prudent risk management has kept National Bank of Kuwait’s books relatively clear of non-performing loans, but to call NBK conservative would be to ignore the bank’s dynamism in the face of a sluggish operating environment. At ...

Features : Best in Region: Bank Austria Creditanstalt

BEST BANKS—CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE Bankers at Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BACA) much prefer talking about their exploits in central and eastern Europe than events closer to home—and little wonder why. While the 2000 tie-up with HVB of Munich has turned ...

Features : Best Bank in Region: BSCH

LATIN AMERICA Santander Central Hispano, one of the top 15 banks in the world in terms of market capitalization and Spain’s leading financial group, has become a major player in banking in Latin America over the past decade. The Madrid-based ...

Features : World’s Best Treasury and Cash Management Providers

Global Finance selects the world’s best. The real-time global settlement process took a major leap forward in September 2002, when the CLS Bank went live, netting positions in a five-hour window in each 24-hour period. CLS, or continuous linked settlement, ...

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2003

Global Finance selects the leaders in the $1.25 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market. The foreign exchange market, with daily turnover of $1.25 trillion, remains the world’s biggest financial market, even though trading has dwindled somewhat following the introduction of the euro. ...

Features : World’s Best Companies Awards

On January 28 representatives from Global Finance’s World’s Best Companies gathered in New York’s Palace Hotel for an award ceremony.This year 35 awards were presented to recipients from 22 industry sectors, from airlines to wholesale. Winners were in attendance from ...

Features : World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2003

The financial services industry enhances its role as trusted intermediary by taking the risk out of international transactions As the locomotive of the global economy, the United States faces considerable uncertainty about potential conflict in Iraq and the threat that ...

Features : Global Finance Best Banks Awards

Washington’s National Press Club was the scene of Global Finance’s fifth annual Best Banks Award Ceremony. The event took place at the end of September during the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. Global Finance editor Mark ...

Features : Best Internet Banks Awards 2002

In late October in New York, Global Finance conducted a gala awards dinner for the winners of 2002’s World’s Best Internet Banks Awards. The awards were based on submissions from participating banks, and 103 winners were announced in the September ...