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STORMY WEATHER By Gordon Platt   When volume 1, number 1 of Global Finance arrived at the airport in London on October 15, 1987, it could not immediately be offloaded. The precious cargo was needed as ballast in the airplane during the Great Storm...
TRADING SIZE FOR VALUE   By Gordon Platt   Some of the biggest mergers in recent history—AOL and Time Warner, Vodafone and Mannesmann—show that such marriages aren't always made in heaven.   Dealmakers are now staring down a much sma...
CURRENCY CRISES AND CURRENCY WARS   By Gordon Platt   FX has withstood many crises, including speculative attacks on the British pound, the Mexican peso crisis, the Thai baht crisis and, more recently, a euro under strain and a potential threat to...
TOOLS FOR MANAGING RISK, OR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? By Gordon Platt As companies looked to hedge their risks, a new asset class, derivatives, was born in the 1980s.   But over the years a number of substantial losses have served as a remin...
TAKING CENTER STAGE By Anita Hawser After the financial crisis of 2008 and heightened regulation on "casino" banking, transaction processing is enjoying a renaissance.   Historically, investment banking has earned the most money for financial s...
THE LAST MILE IN AUTOMATION   By Anita Hawser   Over the past 25 years multinational corporations have made significant efficiency gains by centralizing treasury management operations, and thanks to the advancement—in quantum leaps—of treasury...
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR   By Jonathan Gregson   The emergence of universal banks fueled the trend toward globalization over the past 25 years, but the recent crises have been their undoing.   In the past 25 years major banks became truly gl...
UNDERMINING THE CULT OF EQUITY   By Jonathan Gregson   As alternative investments become mainstream and returns diminish, the traditional bias toward equity investment is being challenged like never before.   Even before globalization be...
MECHANISMS OF GROWTH   By Antonio Guerrero   Twenty-five years ago, Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill was still more than a decade away from coining the acronym BRIC to identify the high-growth markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China—an event which ...
WHO'S REGULATING THE REGULATORS?   By Justin Keay   Regulation tends to be reactionary: Regulators get in on the game after events have already happened. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of a lot of the regulation introduced in the ...
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