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Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2004

Emerging markets are poised to post their strongest growth in 20 years. Global Finance has picked the banks in 73 emerging market countries and four regions that have best been able to help their clients benefit from the upturn. All ...

Features : World’s Best Treasury Providers

Global Finance selects the best in the world. The big international banks make it look easy, sweeping up dollars and euros and various other currencies from remote corners of the world and investing the resulting cash pile in the highestyielding ...

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2004

Global Finance selects the leaders in the world’s biggest financial market. EVERY THREE YEARS the Bank for International Settlements takes a “snapshot” of the foreign exchange market, with central banks around the world contributing simultaneous surveys of market activity. When ...

Features : World’s Best Trade Finance Banks

Therebounding global economy is creating opportunities for cross-border sales, but only the foolhardy operate without the safety net provided by a good trade banker. Citigroup, through its Banamex subsidiary, was selected to arrange the financing for Aeromexico’s purchase of spare ...

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks 2003

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the Regional and Global Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks and Best Consumer Internet Banks, as well as global sub-category winners. GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS Best Corporate/Institutional Integrated Site Best Corporate/Institutional Web Site ...

Cover Story : The Best Companies In Europe

ANNUAL SURVEY AIRLINES Ryanair CEO: Michael O’Leahy Despite a setback in the French courts recently over aid from local governments, Ryanair is by far Europe’s most successful airline. CEO Michael O’Leahy’s abrasive management style wins him few friends, but Ryanair ...

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 ...