2014

Telecom Tycoon Bets On Mobile Wallet

NEWSMAKERS By Erik Heinrich Zimbabwe’s Strive Masiyiwa is a man who knows a thing or two about setting lofty goals and achieving them. The wireless communications tycoon is already his country’s richest man and only billionaire, but his latest business ...

2013

Cheese Stands Alone as Stumbling Block to Canada-EU Free Trade Pact

Following nearly five hard years of negotiations, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on October 18 signed a Canada-European Union free trade agreement in Brussels. Although the agreement in principle got scant attention outside of Canada, the pact is, in fact, ...

Global Trade: Rise Of The Superblocs

SPECIAL REPORT   By Erik Heinrich   Free-trade superblocs are being negotiated in North America, Europe and Asia. They will forever alter the flow of commerce and finance—and leave winners and losers in their wake.   The world is poised ...

Africa's Mobile Banking: Boom Or Bust?

ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT: AFRICA 2013   By Erik Heinrich   Africa’s mobile-banking boom is a complicated tale of East versus West. But who’s approach will prove right in the end?   Mobile banking is a force for social and economic change ...

India: Now Third-Largest Global Economy

MILESTONES   By Erik Heinrich   India has passed Japan as the world’s third-largest economy, according to a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).   The same report lowered the OECD’s estimate for India’s growth ...

2012

Canada: Maple Group Finally Wins In TMX Takeover Battle

MILESTONES: CANADA   By Erik Heinrich   The takeover of Canadian stock market operator TMX Group by Maple Group, a consortium of financial institutions, was approved by TMX's shareholders, bringing to a close more than a year of sometimes acrimonious ...

Toronto To Overtake London As A Hub For Bankers

MILESTONES: TORONTO   By Erik Heinrich   Canada’s financial capital is on track to become one of the largest global banking centers—overtaking London in the number of banking jobs by 2017, according to Moody’s Analytics.   Toronto to overtake London in banking ...

2011

Domestic Group Makes Move To Buy Canadian Exchanges

MILESTONES / CANADA by Erik Heinrich Near-monopoly: Bid faces antitrust scrutiny The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been stymied in its attempt to take over Canada’s TMX Group, parent of the Toronto and Montreal exchanges and the TSX Venture Exchange. ...

New Leaders Face Tricky Economic Balancing Act

MILESTONES: CANADA By Erik Heinrich As Canada heads early this month into its fourth federal election in seven years, policymakers are facing serious questions over the prospects for the country’s economy. Canada slows spending The Bank of Canada expects GDP ...

Canada / UK: Friction From Toronto-London Exchange Deal

MILESTONES: CANADA / UNITED KINGDOM By Erik Heinrich London Stock Exchange: Dominant partner? The proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has prompted criticisms that it would not be, as the two sides ...

2010

2008

Features : Opportunity Play

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS Sovereign wealth funds snap up bargains in one of the biggest financial industry land grabs in history. Bader Al Sa'ad, head of Kuwait's SWF, helped arrange a huge cash infusion for Citi. To say Citi and Merrill ...

Features : Down But Not Out

MARKET FORCES / EQUITY DERIVATIVES Corporations might be wary of employing complex financial instruments in the wake of the credit crunch, but a closer look at the anatomy of the meltdown suggests equity derivatives still present some interesting opportunities. They ...

2007

Features : Buyout Or Sellout?

FOCUS / CANADA FOR SALE The buyout boom of Canadian companies is stirring intense controversy and throwing a harsh spotlight on the role of corporate executives. As the selloff of Canada’s biggest and best-known companies reaches record levels, politicians, labor ...

Features : World’s Best Derivatives Providers 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / BEST DERIVATIVES PROVIDERS The fourth annual Global Finance awards for the World’s Best Derivatives Providers comes at a time when derivatives are in the mainstream news as never before. The US subprime mortgage crisis has spawned a ...

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