2018

Trade Finance: Delving Deep Into Data

Trade Finance: Delving Deep Into Data

Chris Laws, global head of product development, compliance and supply solutions for Dun & Bradstreet, explains how new technologies are providing ever deeper analysis to deliver reputational and financial risk mitigation

Saudi Arabia's Half-Court Press

Saudi Arabia's Half-Court Press

The Saudi kingdom seems to be on a path of radical change, broadening options for women and opening to new sectors, but a ruling-family schism could derail the effort.

Foreign Exchange | Euro Batters Dollar

Foreign Exchange | Euro Batters Dollar

  The dollar tumbled to a three-year, trade-weighted low in January, even as the 10-year US Treasury note yield rose above 2.6% for the first time since 2014. This drop confounded analysts, who forecasted a stronger dollar based on expectations ...

2017

World's Best Banks 2017 | Regional Winners

BEST BANK IN NORTH AMERICA Bank of America Bank of America turned in another solid earnings report in the second quarter, with all of its businesses delivering strong results and several setting records. Net income increased 10% to $5.3 billion. ...

Iraq Welcomed Back To Global Debt Market

Iraq Welcomed Back To Global Debt Market

With an enticing yield of 6.75%, Iraq attracted $6.6 billion in orders for its $1 billion issue of five-and-a-half-year bonds in early August, its first independent bond sale in more than a decade.

Central Banker Report Cards 2017

Central Banker Report Cards 2017

In our October issue, Global Finance presents its latest annual grading of the world's central bank governors. Here, we present the nine who received an "A" grade in 2017: those from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Paraguay, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. 

Reform Efforts Move Ahead

Reform Efforts Move Ahead

A new crown prince is in a stronger position to implement the Saudi’s ambitious Vision 2030 program.

GCC Mall Culture Meets The Future

GCC Mall Culture Meets The Future

With high per-capita incomes and strong mobile use, the GCC is poised for a surge in online shopping. Still, air-conditioned malls retain their allure.

GCC Unity Cracks

GCC Unity Cracks

The longer Qatar’s standoff from its Arab neighbors drags on, the worse the damage will be. 

Vision Amid The Turmoil

GCC economies are still a relative haven for foreign investors and a favored destination for direct investment, despite the drag of low oil prices.

#6 Asset-Backed Securities & Exotic Derivatives

#6 Asset-Backed Securities & Exotic Derivatives

​ Professor Michael Greenberger testifying, in 2010, at a Congressional inquiry into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. The 1980s ushered in an era of exotic financial products that were hailed for fostering new ways to manage risk.

Hedging Cash Flow

Global Finance: What's new about FiREapps for Cash Flow? Wolfgang Koester: FiREapps for Cash Flow revolutionizes the cash-flow exposure management process. 

Macron Breaks Logjam In EU Corporate Bonds

Macron Breaks Logjam In EU Corporate Bonds

US companies flocked to Europe to issue bonds at low interest rates in May, after centrist Emmanuel Macron’s landslide victory in the French presidential election lowered perceived political risk in the European Union. 

China’s Interbank Bond Market To Connect With Hong Kong

China’s Interbank Bond Market To Connect With Hong Kong

Paul Chan Hong Kong financial secretary Eligible overseas investors will gain access for the first time to mainland China’s massive interbank bond market through a planned hookup with Hong Kong, known as Bond Connect. 

Growing With Startups

Growing With Startups

Sim Tshabalala, joint group chief executive of Standard Bank, explains how the continent’s biggest bank will benefit from Africa’s coming renewal.