Shoring Up the Supply Chain Mix Reduces Risks

Shoring Up the Supply Chain Mix Reduces Risks

Much has been made of the rush to reshore manufacturing operations by US and European companies over the past couple of years, but very few have brought significant production back home, and those that have, to much fanfare, have also done so in China, India and other markets.

Local Terrorism Coverage Beats Global

Local Terrorism Coverage Beats Global

Although there have been no attacks or payouts in the 12 years since its original passage, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in the US is set for renewal again, despite the fact that it was only intended as a temporary measure to protect the commercial insurance market and its customers following the attack on the Twin Towers.



Still in their infancy, cryptocurrencies could change the way that companies manage payments for the goods and services that are the essence of global trade. As the bitcoin surge picks up momentum, corporate financial executives are wondering what it means for their business and how they can manage the risk of adopting—or not adopting—digital currencies.

Beale Takes Helm At Lloyd’s

Beale Takes Helm At Lloyd’s

NEWSMAKERS   By Gilly Wright   One of the world’s oldest insurance markets, Lloyd’s of London, has appointed the first female CEO in its 325-year history. But as the London market confronts one of the most challenging periods in its ...

Westerner To Run Japan’s Takeda?

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright Japan’s largest pharmaceuticals firm, Takeda, has appointed Frenchman Christophe Weber as COO in a highly unusual move designed to groom him for the role of CEO. Weber will join the firm in April 2014, to ...


Gibraltar: A Rock In A Hard Place

MILESTONES By Gilly Wright The ongoing spat between Spain and Britain over Gibraltar (a British-dependent territory that borders with Spain at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula) has drawn attention to the continued lack of commitment to confront tax ...

Mexico: Peña Nieto's Energy Reform

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright The proposal by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to reform Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the state-owned oil and gas monopoly, could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s troubled economy. The proposal, which requires a constitutional amendment ...

Milestones: Is Slovenia Next In Line For A Bailout?


By Gilly Wright

While the new Slovenian government dismisses Cyprus comparisons, it could soon be facing the same fate, as €1 billion ($1.3 billion) of government debt comes up for renewal in June.

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World's Best Banks 2013: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt


Canadian banks have continued to report record earnings, despite a slowdown in the Canadian economy, surprising most analysts. Plus, they have avoided many of the scandals ...

Newsmaker: Heins Aims To Resurrect Moribund BlackBerry


By Gilly Wright

Not one to do anything by halves, BlackBerry’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has overseen the launch of a new operating system called BlackBerry 10 and its first non-keyboard smartphone, the Z10.

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Heins hopes to shape ...



Country Report: Israel


By Gilly Wright

Responsible fiscal and monetary policies and a host of reforms aimed at liberalizing the economy have allowed Israel to become one of the world’s most attractive places for foreign investment. But change is ...


Emerging Markets : Rush To Modernize Is Matched By The Race To Invest


Competition between Beijing and Shanghai to become China’s financial center intensified as Beijing officials launched a road show to lure European financial institutions to the capital. Although Shanghai is home to one of China’s two stock exchanges ...


Features : The perils of prosperity


As the dust settles after the Olympic games, China is facing a less certain economic future.


Relentless progress: Construction work in Beijing's booming central business district.

China opened the 29th Olympic games on August 8 with ...


Emerging Markets : EM Roundup

Clouds Gather As Gdp Growth Eases


nm-03-01 Despite positive news surrounding Brazil’s economic recovery, analysts predict the boom will soon be tempered. GDP growth, likely to end 2004 at 4%-4.5%, is expected to come in at a ...

Cover Story : World’s Best Companies List


CEO and Director: David Neeleman

After gaining passenger loyalty in the US with its goal of “bringing humanity back to air travel,” JetBlue went international this year, adding flights to two Caribbean destinations. The airline ...

Emerging Markets : Output Bounce Raises Threat Of Overheating


Chinese industrial output rebounded in August after months of decline. Analysts said strong export growth could explain some of the 15.9% year-on-year rise. But the data suggests state measures to cool off China’s economy are becoming less ...

Emerging Markets : Evidence Increasingly Points To A Soft Landing


2009-04-em1 Recent data suggest China’s efforts to slow down its torrid economy have paid off. A cooling trend has become evident, particularly in fixed-asset investments and money supply. It is still unclear whether the broader economy will follow suit ...

Emerging Markets : Party Games


Emerging_mkt_roundups_9-04_4 General Motors announced it will invest more than $3 billion in China over the next three years, trying to displace Volkswagen as the leader in the red-hot auto market. In response,VW will double production capacity to 1.6 ...

Features : Local Knowledge, Global Sense

The path to running a successful business in China is riddled with ? pitfalls.?
But? with careful?forethought most problems can be avoided.

Big multinationals have been in China for years. Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Nokia and other blue-chip companies staked out ...

Emerging Markets : Central Bank Turns The Screws


China’s central bank has pledged to restrain runaway investment and prevent asset bubbles from creating more bad loans.The People's Bank of China said it would fight inflation and dampen loan growth by increasing the ratio of ...


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