2016

Building Toward A Breakthrough

Building Toward A Breakthrough

Finance sector innovations have cut costs and improved convenience but have not been transformative. Will bankers and treasurers—traditionally risk-averse players—ever brainstorm a revolutionary breakthrough?

Casablanca Wins Award, And Investments

Casablanca Wins Award, And Investments

Forget Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Casablanca is carving a new identity as a financial hub, with the Casablanca Finance City (CFC) recently topping the Global Financial Centers Index in Africa.

Blockchain Voyages Of Discovery

Blockchain Voyages Of Discovery

Special Report: Fintech
As banks rush to find areas where the blockchain can save them time and money while creating opportunities, it’s hard to see exactly how this might shape future banking processes.

Adding Value And Boosting Digital Agility: Svante Andreen, Nordea

Adding Value And Boosting Digital Agility: Svante Andreen, Nordea

Nordea Markets Investment Banking is an integrated part of wholesale banking in the Nordea Group. A move from different legacy systems to one single platform is part of Nordea’s simplification program. Svante Andreen, Nordea co-head of markets investment banking, expects the move to foster agility, enabling Nordea to become a truly digital bank.

Breen Goes Lean Before Mega-Merger

Breen Goes Lean Before Mega-Merger

Newsmakers | United States
Edward Breen earned his reputation breaking up Tyco, so it’s no surprise that he’s hit the ground running since taking over at DuPont last October as interim CEO, a position made permanent a month later.

Adversity Brings Creativity

Adversity Brings Creativity

The Middle East is characterized by high youth unemployment and political and economic uncertainty, but new business and technology start-ups and young entrepreneurs are providing hope for future generations.

Sell-Off No Quick Fix For Russia’s Budget Deficit

Capital Markets | Privatization
Russian president Vladimir Putin is pinning his hopes on privatization to help ease Russia’s 2016 budget deficit, which, according to some estimates, could reach $38 billion, or 6% of GDP.

SCF Market Pushes Banks To Focus On Execution

SCF Market Pushes Banks To Focus On Execution

Michael McDonough, global head of corporate trade and supply chain finance at JP Morgan Chase, sees the supplier finance market evolving to embrace more diverse industry sectors, and banks expanding the range of funding to clients. 

Promoting SCF Benefits Across Africa

Promoting SCF Benefits Across Africa

Philip Panaino, regional head, transaction banking, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered, says awareness of supply chain finance needs to expand from corporate treasurers to their broader organizations.

Taking Blockchain From Development To Deployment

FinTech | Trends
The launch of the blockchain-enabled asset trading platform Nasdaq Linq, Goldman Sachs’ filing of a patent for a securities settlement system based on a new virtual currency called SETLcoin, and the continued rise of blockchain banking consortium R3 all point to a race by financial institutions to harness the power of the blockchain.

2015

New Digital Battle Lines Drawn

New Digital Battle Lines Drawn

The World’s Best Digital Bank Awards was preceded this year by the inaugural Global Finance Digital Bank Conference, held in London. Three panels of digital banking experts shared their experiences of competing against nontraditional providers in the financial technology space.

The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The study bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms.

World’s Largest Companies

World’s Largest Companies

There are many ways to measure the world’s largest companies and there are countless rankings, which do just that. We have chosen three of the most respected and renowned rankings to give a fuller picture - the Global Fortune 500, Forbes Global 2000 and the FT 500. All rankings are for 2014.

The Most Peaceful Countries in The World 2015

The Most Peaceful Countries in The World 2015

Despite living in the most peaceful century in human history, the world has become less peaceful over the last seven years. Since 2008, 111 countries’ peace levels deteriorated, while only 51 have increased.

Largest M&A Deals 2013

The term Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) refers to the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities by corporations, with the goal of growing more rapidly and efficiently.

Custom Fit For Online

Custom Fit For Online

Mayank Mishra, Citi’s managing director and global head of online banking and connectivity services, describes balancing global digital solutions with the specific needs of corporate clients.