2014

Sub-Saharan Africa: Mind The Gap

REGIONAL FOCUS   By Dan Keeler   Perceptions of poverty and corruption have long dogged sub-Saharan African countries looking for investment. But as growing interest in Africa’s economies has morphed into a frenzy of investment, a new perception gap is ...

2013

Africa Auditions For A Leading Role

ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT: AFRICA 2013   With a stunning twist of fate, companies that are looking for a refuge from the turmoil of recent years in developed markets are turning their attention to the continent that for much of the past ...

North Africa: Trading In Stability

ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT: AFRICA 2013   By Dan Keeler   Developed-markets watchers hope tightening trade ties and increasing foreign direct investment will help ease tensions in North Africa.   Two years after the Arab Spring swept through North Africa and beyond, ...

Africa's Infrastructure: Power To The People

ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT: AFRICA 2013   By Dan Keeler   Innovative financing techniques and growing investor sophistication are prompting a surge of interest in sub-Saharan infrastructure projects.   Sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly turning into the growth and investment story of the ...

Frontier Markets Report: Ecuador

WAIT AND SEE - As it tries to establish a new model for economic development, Ecuador presents a challenge for companies considering investing there. The country is politically stable, but its president, Rafael Correa, is a polarizing figure, both locally and abroad. It is economically vibrant, but much of its potential is tied to oil reserves located in ecologically sensitive areas ...

Frontier Markets Report: Côte d’Ivoire

RETURN TO GLORY?
​Côte d’Ivoire has the opportunity to regain its status as a leading African economy. Blessed with a wealth of natural resources, a pleasant climate, a strategical location and a level of infrastructure unrivaled in West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire was long recognized as one of the continent postcolonial stars.

Frontier Markets: Namibia

Namibia’s fortunes may be about to change dramatically, as recent surveys have shown its offshore geology could rival the biggest oil discoveries of recent years. But even without its oil prospects, Namibia has quietly established itself as an attractive investment destination. A recent Bloomberg Markets study placed Namibia among the world’s 20 most attractive emerging markets from an investment standpoint.

Frontier Markets Report: Bangladesh

PRIME PROSPECT   By Dan Keeler   Companies that ignore Bangladesh may be missing a key investment opportunity.   Photo Credits: FRITZ16 / Shutterstock.com Often portrayed in the media as a basket case that lurches from one natural disaster to ...

Country Report: Angola

UP AND RUNNING   By Dan Keeler   Having regained its footing in the wake of the financial crisis, Angola is now looking to erect a fairer, more balanced economy.   As it continues to rebuild its economy and society ...

Frontier Markets Networking Event

LOCATION | NEW YORK CITY   To celebrate the launch of its new monthly section on Frontier Markets, Global Finance held a networking event in January at the Harvard Club in New York. Frontier markets specialists and investors from around ...

Frontier Markets Focus

WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY   By Dan Keeler   In a new monthly feature, Global Finance delves deep into the opportunities in frontier markets. With youthful populations, underutilized natural resources and eagerness to join the global economic community, the world’s frontier ...

2012

Country Report: Angola

LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES   By Dan Keeler   The improving economic and investment environment makes Angola a tempting target for foreign direct investors. But changes aimed at improving the business environment and building infrastructure must move forward before the country ...

Special Report: BRICs

Shifting Trade Flows And The New Consumer   By Dan Keeler   Fast-growing trade between BRIC countries has been fueled by an expanding middle class. Western rivals face stiff local and regional competition in building emerging markets growth.   A ...

2011

Roundtable: Sub-Custody

SPONSORED ROUNDTABLE: IN SAFE HANDS   Moderated by Dan Keeler   Key figures from the world’s leading sub-custodians discuss how they are helping their clients deal with the effects of the flood of new regulation.   Florence Fontan BNP Paribas ...

Ireland: New Government Hopes For Export-Led Recovery

NEWSMAKERS: IRELAND   By Dan Keeler   When Ireland’s voters unceremoniously booted out the Fianna Fail-led government in early March election, they were hoping that new leadership would give the country a fresh start.   IDA’s O’Leary: Confident Humbled by ...

Publisher's Letter

Global Finance has a new editor. He is Andrea Fiano and he succeeds Dan Keeler, who will move on to other projects but continue a close association with Global Finance ...

WORLD'S BEST INVESTMENT BANKS 2011

Global Finance names the World’s Best Investment Banks 2011 New York, February 22, 2011 — Global Finance announces its selection of the World's Best Investment Banks 2011 to be published in its April 2011 issue. Global Finance editors, with input ...

Tread Lightly

There is no question that the newly emerging markets—often dubbed the frontier markets—present Western firms with mouthwatering opportunities...

Country Report: Angola

ANGOLA: ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY   By Dan Keeler   Ravaged by a 27-year civil war and buffeted by the recent global financial crisis, Angola has suffered more than its fair share of challenges. Undaunted, its leaders are striving ...

An Eerie Sense Of Déjà Vu

In our cover story this month we take a sobering look at the prospects for the year ahead, and what we find is eerily familiar...

Biggest Emerging Market Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: EM 200   By Dan Keeler   Regional powerhouses in Asia and Latin America continue to build their presence as their markets recover strongly from the global recession.   While much of the developed world continues to wrestle ...

2010

BIGGEST BANKS IN THE MIDDLE EAST 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in the Middle East NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance ...

BIGGEST BANKS IN LATIN AMERICA 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in Latin America NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, ...

200 BIGGEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2010

Global Finance ranks the 200 Biggest Emerging Market Banks NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, the ...

BIGGEST BANKS IN ASIA 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in Asia NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, the ...

BIGGEST BANKS IN AFRICA 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in Africa NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, the ...

Global: World Bank's Environment Valuation

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL   By Dan Keeler   Zoellick: Promoting fair value of  ecosystems In an attempt to help countries calculate the true value of their natural assets, the World Bank has launched a project that will create an ecosystem valuation ...

Gee Whizz

Last month's G20 meeting in Seoul may well have been the most-hyped gathering of global leaders in recent years...

Africa’s Lion Awakens

COVER STORY: KENYA – REBIRTH OF A NATION   By Dan Keeler   With a new constitution, bold economic targets and an ambitious social development strategy, Kenya is determined to become the new star of Africa. All the signs so ...

High Hopes

With the world still reeling from the beating it took during the financial crisis and with many countries rashly—and bafflingly—talking their way into what threaten to be costly and damaging currency confrontations...

Editor's Letter: Settling Up

In this month's cover story we find that the alarming specter of sovereign risk has the potential to drive the global economy back into recession and spawn a new frenzy of risk aversion among investors...

World’s Safest Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: SAFEST BANKS   by Dan Keeler   Global Finance selects the world's safest banks—the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies—and the safest banks in seven regions.   It is a measure ...