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Do you have five milliseconds? Innovation has been fast and furious in the foreign-exchange market in the past year.
Each advance in technology opens doors for new approaches and ideas. This year’s innovators in finance show the range of problems being tackled.
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.
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.
For the US Federal Reserve to diminish its balance sheet, it must take care not to spook the markets.
Bank of America grew earnings 16% last year and plans further expansions, says chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan.
Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is struggling to make bond payments, and could put US oil company Citgo up for sale to Russia’s Rosneft.
Sim Tshabalala, joint group chief executive of Standard Bank, explains how the continent’s biggest bank will benefit from Africa’s coming renewal.
Global Finance names the winners of its 24th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks, by region and by country
Investors snapped up Saudi Arabia’s debut international sukuk, a type of Islamic financing gaining popularity worldwide.
CEO Nemeh Sabbagh talks to Global Finance about how Arab Bank combines careful management with innovation in a region facing a challenging environment.
Nomu, a new Saudi equity market, will have lighter listing requirements than Tadawul, deepening the Saudi capital market with an alternative platform.
Global Finance Magazine’s 2017 rankings of the best banks in the Middle East.
Global Finance Magazine’s 2017 rankings of the best banks in Africa.
Banks across North America are doing what they are supposed to do. They are lending more money and making more money.
Saudi Arabia forges closer trade and economic ties with China as part of its Vision 2030 plan to diversify its economy.
China’s huge bond market has only recently been tapped by foreign firms—through Panda Bonds, which soared last year.
The real estate investment market in the Middle East is exhibiting a resurgence and signs of maturity, with real estate investment trusts growing in popularity as an alternative source of capital.
Sovereigns continue to lead debt issuance in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with further major issuances planned for this year, as countries look to plug deficits.
Three women advancing to the top levels of the Saudi Arabian finance sector show the kingdom making progress in improving work opportunities for women.
Ratified by more than 110 of 164 member countries, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has gone into force, launching “a new phase for trade facilitation reforms all over the world,” according to the WTO.
McDonald’s agreed to sell 80% control of its restaurants in China and Hong Kong for 20 years to state-owned conglomerate Citic and the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm.
Global Finance announces our picks for the world's Best Trade Finance Providers for 2017, including both bank and non-bank financial institutions.
Donald Trump's policy plans put him in conflict with traditional Republicans in Congress and the states--in this case, his plans to impost tariffs to shape trade.
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is expected to exceed $2 trillion in 2018, is slated to play a major role in diversifying the Saudi economy, with big investments in a technology, healthcare and other sectors.
The desert kingdom's bold plans to boost the private sector and diversify away from oil include a little more government spending this year.
With the worst of its financial pressures behind it, Saudi Arabia is forging ahead with its ambitious Vision 2030 development plan to diversify away from oil dependency and stimulate demand.
Global Finance's annual awards honor the corporations savviest in managing foreign exchange issues.
The dollar’s mid-December surge to a 14-year high is pressuring currencies pegged to the greenback, while making it more difficult for emerging markets countries with weakening currencies to repay increasingly expensive, dollar-denominated debt.
Interview with Sulaiman Al-Marzouq, head of treasury at National Bank of Kuwait, about changes in Gulf economies and NBK’s role in development.
Global Finance publishes its annual list of the top foreign exchange providers in the world.
Oil-rich Qatar is spending heavily on infrastructure, even as it goes deeper into debt, claiming the massive spending is aimed at creating a knowledge-based economy.
Qatar plans to spend more than $200 billion on infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, railways, and ports, and has loosened guest worker sponsor requirements to facilitate recruitment.
The Egyptian pound was floated this fall, and quickly lost half its value. But the reform is part of restructuring Egypt's economy to encourage foreign investment.
The Trump administration’s nascent economic policies will likely result in a strong dollar and rising interest rates.
Qatar has begun construction of a new financial city which aims to be the country’s Wall Street or Canary Wharf.
The US dollar remains king in the world’s biggest market, as the rise of Asia’s share in foreign exchange trading, led by China, is coming at the expense of Europe rather than the US, analysts say.
Saudi Arabia made a splash with its $17.5 billion debut in the global bond market, which was the largest debt issuance by an emerging economy. The successful sale on October 19 was increased from an originally planned $10 billion, as ...
Rising oil demand has some countries hoping that commodity prices will rebound.
Algorithms reading Twitter may have sent the pound tumbling for no good reason.
A series of proposed megamergers in the global agrochemicals and seed industries—capped by Bayer's record $66 billion cash bid for Monsanto—raise fears of a pricing monopoly in the farm-supply industry and threat to the global food supply.
Read how these winning financial institutions earned designation as one of the World's Best Banks for 2016.
Global Finance unveils its annual lists of the best banks in the world, globally, regionally and by country. The winners outperformed their peers and provide top-notch service to clients in a challenging environment.
BREXIT FALLOUT | Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves through global capital markets, but the increased volatility lifted trading revenue at big global banks and created a significant number of winners alongside the losers.
Egypt | Its IMF loan could ease investor concerns and end its foreign exchange shortage.
CREDIT LINE | On a visit to Argentina in August, Citi CEO Michael Corbat met with the country’s pro-market president, Mauricio Macri, and announced a $3.5 billion line of credit for the bank’s 1,300 corporate and institutional clients in the country.
Can the Saudis’ $2 trillion Public Investment Fund transition the kingdom to a post-oil economy?
GCC nations are constantly recalculating the cost/benefit ratio of maintaining the dollar peg. Lately, external pressures give the question new urgency.