2014

INDEPENDENCE VOTE MARKS THE RETURN OF GORDON BROWN

INDEPENDENCE VOTE MARKS THE RETURN OF GORDON BROWN

NEWSMAKERS | UNITED KINGDOM
From Washington to Madrid, there was a collective sigh of relief breathed around Western capitals when Scottish voters decided by a majority of 55% to reject the call for independence and remain part of the United Kingdom. For all those who did not want Scotland to secede, an unlikely hero had emerged in the form of Gordon Brown.

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

2013

Cover Story: World’s Best Banks 2013

TECHNOLOGY IS THE TRUMP CARD   By Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero, Anita Hawser, Gordon Platt and Michael Shari   Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks globally, regionally and by country. The winners have all demonstrated dedication ...

World's Best Banks 2013: Africa

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt   MOBILE BANKING STIMULATES ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for mobile payments. Money transfers using mobile phones will exceed $200 billion in ...

World's Best Banks 2013: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt RECORD EARNINGS FOR CANADIAN BANKS 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 ...

2012

World’s Best Banks 2012: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Regional Winners BEST BANK IN NORTH AMERICA JPMorgan Chase   JPMorgan Chase is the top US bank by assets. “For America’s largest companies, we raised or lent over $720 billion ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Country Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Country Winners   World’s Best Banks 2012 Back To Main Article World’s Best Banks 2012: Global Winners World’s Best Banks 2012: Regional Winners

World’s Best Banks 2012: Global Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Global Winners BEST CORPORATE BANK Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, is a leading global corporate and investment bank and has long been the top foreign exchange ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Middle East

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt MIDDLE EAST The oil-exporting countries of the Middle East are enjoying strong economic growth, whereas countries that experienced political uprisings during the Arab Spring of 2011 are struggling to get back ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Africa

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt AFRICA Not only is Africa rich in natural resources, but it also offers the promise of fast economic growth in a number of countries, and a population lacking basic banking services. ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt NORTH AMERICA North America’s banks are well along the road to recovery from the financial crisis, amid signs of improvement in the US and Canadian economies. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Asia

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt ASIA Asia has provided one of the few bright spots in the global economy in recent years. The region rebounded quickly from the global financial crisis and has thus far avoided ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Latin America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt LATIN AMERICA With its developing middle class, the region’s growing consumer sector helped banks to continue posting healthy returns last year. Banking sector assets and profits were up throughout the region, ...

2011

EM Regional Review: Africa

  AT A CROSSROADS By Jonathan Gregson Africa is at the cusp of major change. Whether that change involves greater economic growth and an improved standard of living depends on both internal and external events over the next few years. ...

Where East Meets West

FOCUS: CEE KAZAKHSTAN By Jonathan Gregson Kazakhstan’s bold recovery plan and its efforts to stabilize its financial sector are paying off as the country establishes itself as a regional hub. If any country fits the broad concept of Eurasia, it ...

Hot Commodities

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE: COMMODITIES CRUNCH By Jonathan Gregson Soaring commodities prices are changing the economic balance of Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Faltering growth in some of the world’s biggest economies may be grabbing the headlines, but ...

Regional Focus: East Africa

EAST AFRICA: SUDAN SPLIT RESHAPES EAST AFRICA’S ECONOMY By Jonathan Gregson As Sudan prepares to divide into two countries, plans are already under way to help the South develop its substantial oil reserves. Unless there is a major mishap, 2011 ...

Poland: Consolidation Looms In Banking Industry

NEWSMAKERS: POLAND By Jonathan Gregson Not only does Poland stand alone within the European Union in having delivered GDP growth through every quarter since 2008, but its intrinsically conservative banking system survived the crisis well. Jagiełło: Looking to buy That ...

2010

Emerging Markets Focus: Africa

COVER STORY: SEA CHANGE   By Jonathan Gregson   Africa's economic prospects have never been better.   Fifty years after British prime minister Harold Macmillan spoke of a wind of change sweeping across the African continent, the sort of development ...

Shifting Sands

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: MIDDLE EAST   By Jonathan Gregson   Many banks in the Middle East are still suffering the after-effects of the global financial crisis.     Over the past decade the Middle East's banking sector has become ...

Hitting a Wall of Debt

COVER STORY: CORPORATE DEBT   A gargantuan wall of debt coming due over the next few years could impede all but the highest-rated corporations’ efforts to refinance their debt.   By Jonathan Gregson   Just as the United States and ...

2009

Cover Story: The Power Of Hope

President Obama's determination to do "whatever it takes" to rebuild the economy appears to be paying off. But it is his actions across the whole range of policy initiatives that will have the greatest impact on global corporations. By Jonathan ...

Features : Eastern Promise

CHINA AND INDIA As the global economy continues to struggle, many are hoping China and India will save the world from a synchronized dive into recession. Growth industry: India's call center business is flourishing. As the United States and other ...

2008

Features : Power Play

ANALYSIS / RUSSIA’S GEORGIA GAMBIT Russia’s recent assault on Georgia raises some scary prospects for European nations dependent on energy supplies from West Asia. Double act: Vladimir Putin passed the presidency to Dmitry Medvedev but still retains much power. Ethnic ...