2009

Features: World’s Safest Banks

THE WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS 2009   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies.   By Dan Keeler   After two tumultuous years that saw many of ...

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2009

During one of the toughest years on record, the world’s central bankers were tested as never before.   Contributors: Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero, Anita Hawser and Dan Keeler   It is clear that 2009 is not a year on which ...

Editor's Letter: The Perils Of Progress

At last, after months of uncertainty, countries around the world are beginning to quietly unwind their stimulus programs, suggesting that those in the know are confident the world’s economy is no longer about to implode...

Features : World’s Biggest Banks

Global Finance ranks the world’s 50 biggest banks, as measured by total assets.   By Dan Keeler   This past year has seen a stunning reversal in the fortunes of the world’s biggest banks. After a flurry of eye-popping write-offs ...

Editor's Letter: Out Of The Woods?

It is entirely fitting that 2009, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, should turn out to be a particularly Darwinian year...

Editor's Letter: The Power Of One

Many watching the stock markets have been surprised or even alarmed at the surge in confidence in the past few months, a confidence that has fueled a tremendous rally in major indices around the world...

WORLD'S BEST INVESTMENT BANKS 2010

Global Finance names the World’s Best Investment Banks 2010 New York, April 19, 2010 — Global Finance announces its selection of the World’s Best Investment Banks 2010 to be published in its June 2010 issue. Global Finance editors, with input ...

Editor's Letter: A Chance For Lasting Change

Under the harsh glare of unprecedented media and public attention, April’s G-20 meeting in London produced what many thought would be impossible: a vision of a new world order...

Features: The World's Safest Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY/ SAFEST BANKS MID-YEAR UPDATE Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading credit ratings agencies. Such has been the turmoil in the world’s banking industry that Global Finance is ...

Editor's Letter : Value Judgment

There is no doubt that the people entrusted to find the solutions to the world’s economic and financial problems have been fighting valiantly both to contain the crisis and to solve the underlying problems...

Editor's Letter

With the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the United States—and by default the world—has entered a new era...

2008

Editor's Letter : Seeing beyond the numbers

In a brutal global market where so many are losing so much, it is hard to find any organization that looks like it will emerge as a clear winner from the current financial turmoil...

Editor's Letter: Carbon Cop-out

Few people would now argue that something needs to be done to arrest—and perhaps reverse—the growth of emissions that are contributing to global climate change...

Editor's Letter: Unsustainable development

In our cover story this month we investigate the surge in investment pouring into Africa. Resource-poor, cash-rich nations such as India and China are seemingly leaving no stones unturned in their rush to secure supplies...

Newsmakers : Airline Aims To Make Friends In High Places

Germany       Hunt: Legacy airlines lock in customers with "bribery" In a move that is clearly aimed at drumming up corporate business, upstart UK-based business-class-only airline Silverjet has rolled out an innovative loyalty program that takes the benefits ...

Editor's Letter : A new world view

As Global Finance was going to press, Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez was squaring up for a showdown with the United States...

Editor's Letter: Clamorix for a fix

The story everyone thought would be old news by last November rumbled on through January as more giant US banks ’fessed up to having shockingly large losses as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis...

2007

Editor's Letter : Proceed With Caution

Seasoned observers were predicting earlier this year that fallout from the subprime crisis in the US would trigger an abrupt end to the private equity party...

Features : The World’s Safest Banks 2007

  ANNUAL SURVEY/ WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies. Images of customers queuing to withdraw their savings from Britain’s Northern Rock ...

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS Individually, many of the world’s leading central bankers seemed to be in disarray after the subprime debacle began to unfold in mid-2007. As a group, though, they acted with remarkably unity. The central ...

Editor's Letter : The Great Enabler

The impact of technology is everywhere. Indeed, there are few areas of a modern company where technology is not enabling rapid and profound change...

Editor's Letter : Risky Business

As Global Finance went to press this month, the world’s financial markets were engulfed in a wave of nervousness...

Editor's Letter : Out Of This World

As the world’s business leaders were gathering in Davos in late January for the World Economic Forum, Global Finance was investigating a seemingly very different world...

Editor's Letter : The Balance of Trade

As the East Coast of the United States basked in unseasonably warm weather in early January, some shoots of hope sprouted from the frozen earth of the Doha round of trade talks...

2006

Editor's Letter : Limited Options

It may not have developed into the corporate bloodbath that many were expecting, but the stock options backdating scandal has taken a heavy toll on US business...

Cover Story : It’s A Smaller World

Gordon PlattAs more countries mature and enter the global market, the balance of economic and political power is changing. Businesses will have to stay on their toes to prosper. After undergoing a decade of dramatic change, the world’s economy looks ...

Editor's Letter : Dear Reader

In our cover story this month we look at the changing nature of globalization and the impact it is having on the balance of political and economic power across the world...