A free trade pact, new infrastructure investment, and diaspora bonds are some of the ingredients in Africa’s recipe for economic expansion.
Political crisis leaves Sweden's economic untouched.
Diplomatic breakthrough on disputed sea and energy issues.
The complex wealth of globe-trotting executives and entrepreneurs comes with unique considerations, requiring specialized understanding and advice.
Out with the old, in with the new? Not quite, as the region’s incumbent banks are stepping up to the challenge presented by a spate of new, digital-only entrants that have no legacy system costs.
With customers hungry for new digital experiences and a large unbanked population, Africa is shaping up as a bellwether of how banks can truly embrace the digital age and serve customers better.
Global Finance unveils its 25th annual best banks in the world list. The winners have outperformed their peers and provide top-notch service to clients in a challenging environment.
Bold strategies blaze a trail: From embracing new technologies to taking steps to minimize regulatory burdens, northern and western banks find ways to make their own destinies.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers explains how his bank is using digital technology to improve customer relationships.
Maria Ramos, chief executive of Barclays Africa (Absa), wants to tap into Africa’s tech savviness to get ahead of the digital wave that is breaking across the continent.
Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, talks with Global Finance about the bank’s record year, its digital transformation and the value of owning your own technology.
Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairman of Bank Zero, and his team are working around the clock to launch their digital-only bank, which will provide competitive fees and savings rates for consumers.
WPP chairman Martin Sorrell’s successor Roberto Quarta inherits a company in crisis in a troubled industry.
Asian banks power ahead: Clever strategies, niche appeal and foreign alliances raise the profits and prestige of financial institutions across the vast continent.
Johann Strobl, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), talks about the positive results from the bank’s digital and structural transformations.
The rand and South African stocks rallied on the news of Zuma's removal as the republic's president, but challenges remain for his successor.
Fierce competition among Swiss banks to win the business of the world’s wealthy has led to a raft of management shake-ups.
Vienna has positioned Austria well to benefit from CEE growth that seems ready to take off after years of stagnation.
After the BRICS and MINT, which emerging-market economies will be tagged as leaders with a jazzy acronym?
The Catalan president gained wider recognition after calling last month’s referendum to secede from Spain, which was deemed illegal by Madrid.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers talks to Global Finance about what it has taken for the bank to turnaround after the financial crisis, its digital strategy and the changes expected to disrupt the banking system in future.
Off-grid solar technology will be crucial to meet the energy needs of the 650 million Africans without reliable access to electric power.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers seeks to put the customer in the driver’s seat, using technology as a tool toward that end, not as a goal unto itself.
With major multinationals scaling back in Africa, regional players of all sizes are embracing the opportunities left behind.
Emerging markets took 9% of the global total of $240 billion invested by private capital funds during the the first half of 2017, the highest share since before emerging markets’ sudden fall from grace in 2011.
Serbia took pole position in the 2016 global performance index for greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) released by fDi Intelligence, an FT data division. It displaced Vietnam, index leader for the two previous years.
European Court of Justice's interim measures against Poland for logging in the Białowieża forest further strains relations between the country and the EU spearking fears of a Polexit
The UK has brought criminal charges against Barclays and four former executives over deals made with Qatar in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.
New patterns are disrupting global trade, altering relationships and reshaping international business practices.
Despite gloomy forecasts, Britain’s expected economic collapse has not materialized, and new research suggests the impact on trade will be mitigated.
ING, long a pioneer in direct banking, is planning for a digital future that chairman and CEO Ralph Hamers says will transform the experience of both retail and wholesale customers.
Question and Answer with Johann Strobl chairman and CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International
Global Finance Magazine’s 2017 rankings of the best banks in Central & Eastern Europe.
Swiss citizens rejected federal government proposals to overhaul the country’s corporate tax system.
All these extremely fragile and underdeveloped economies have either recently been through a civil war or are suffering from ongoing sectarian or ethnic conflicts.
Global Finance ranks the world’s richest and poorest countries for 2016, taking into consideration GDP per capita, adjusted for relative purchasing power.
China is committed to investing more than $360 billion in domestic renewable energy and supporting technologies by 2020, building on its existing position as the world’s largest investor in renewables.
Rosneft CEO and Putin ally Igor Sechin played a key role in selling off a stake in the giant state-owned mining concern.
London’s financial sector is likely to lose business—but to whom, and how much? Other European nations are courting UK-based finance operations.
After two inconclusive elections and 10 months without a fully functioning government, Spain has formed an coalition administration, but without a majority, action will be difficult.
Scots are trying some novel theories for legitimate ways to escape the United Kingdom-wide exit from the European Union.
Read how these winning financial institutions earned designation as one of the World's Best Banks for 2016.
UK-based Barclays has reduced its shareholding in Johannesburg-listed Barclays Africa from 62.3% to 50.1% this year and is believed to be seeking to reduce that stake further to around 20%.
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.