2014

Country Report: China

OUT OF THE SHADOWS By Arthur Clennam The instability of China’s banking system is underscored by its structured-trust-product nightmare. Since the onset of 2014, old lions such as investor George Soros have characterized China’s banking woes as the most severe ...

2013

Tackling Renminbi Trade

SWEEPING CHANGE By Arthur Clennam Recent easing of regulatory restrictions will increase offshore circulation of the renminbi and connect China with the rest of the world. Smart treasurers and chief financial officers of multinational companies have sought ways to improve ...

Country Report: Taiwan

MANAGING THE GOLDEN CROSSING By Arthur Clennam As relations with China continue to flourish and the Taiwanese economy picks up, political drift becomes an issue. Taiwan, to its credit, is a place where people speak their minds. Media mogul Jimmy ...

Market Focus: Asian Investment Banking

ANOTHER LEAN YEAR By Arthur Clennam Investment banks in Asia are facing a reduced deal pipeline and slashing their fixed-income, currencies and commodities units. But a flurry of small-scale Chinese IPOs in Hong Kong could add cheer to 2013. People’s ...

2012

Boom-Bust Commodities Cycle Could Test Mongolia's Fiscal Mettle

MILESTONES: MONGOLIA By Arthur Clennam While the rest of Asia is slowing down, Mongolia is too, but by an entirely different playbook. Stoked by lucrative mining discoveries, Mongolia pushed out a blistering 17.5% growth rate in 2011-one of the world’s ...

Taiwan Seeks New Growth Opportunities

THE TIES THAT BIND By Arthur Clennam Economic forces are subtly improving prospects for Taiwanese companies seeking new markets in China. An ancient folk story from Taiwan goes something like this: A frog lives for years in a well and ...

Sector Report: Chinese Banking

YIELDING STATE CONTROL By Arthur Clennam Breaking the monopoly of China's big banks is only an idea for now, but one that the government knows it cannot ignore. Premier Wen Jiabao, second-most-powerful member of China's standing committee of the politburo, ...

Special Report: Renminbi Trading

A DIM SUM BANQUET By Arthur Clennam The offshore renminbi market has been growing rapidly, but its character is changing. Were it a new model car, the market for offshore renminbi trading might be dubbed the “Inexorable”—but for a few ...

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GLOBAL FINANCE A PIONEERING VOICE FOR MODERN FINANCE   Global Finance is a monthly magazine founded in 1987 by publishing entrepreneurs Joseph Giarraputo and Carl Burgen. Giarraputo continues as Publisher and Editorial Director. Its mission is to help corporate leaders, ...