2007

Features : Changing The Game

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS With sovereign wealth funds rapidly becoming one of the most powerful forces in global finance, one key question has emerged: Should they be feared or revered? With the subprime-induced credit crunch causing stocks of financial giants such ...

Cover Story : Trying Times

THE WORLD BANK The World Bank’s struggle to redefine its role in a globalized economy has raised a fundamental question: Do we really need a World Bank? No sooner had the dust settled after the controversial departure of the World ...

2005

Features : Regional Report: The Middle East

Awash With Liquidity Skyrocketing oil prices have brought a flood of liquidity into the Middle East, providing vast opportunities for fleet-footed investors and financial institutions. The near doubling of crude oil prices over the past 18 months has generated enormous ...

Features : Regional Report: Central and Eastern Europe

Entry Strategy Prospective future entrants to the EU have been watching with interest the progress of the 10 countries that joined the union a year ago. A year has passed since the European Union’s enlargement of May 2004 when 10 ...

Cover Story : Life Beyond The Oil Rush

Competition between Asia’s new economic superpowers, China and India, for energy resources has already helped push up oil prices. We look into where it could all end. There are any number of reasons why the price of oil today is ...

2004

Features : Coming In From The Cold

Buoyed by strong demand for its commodities exports, Mongolia’s economy and its financial markets are beginning to show increasing strength. It gets awful cold round this time of year in Mongolia. The temperature drops to 30 below freezing and stays ...

Features : Banks Adapt to a Changing Market

Sector Report: Oil and Gas Uncertainty in the oil and gas industry over future prices is forcing global banks to look harder for potential funding opportunities. With global energy prices hitting new peaks, and all the indicators from the futures ...

Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2004

Emerging markets are poised to post their strongest growth in 20 years. Global Finance has picked the banks in 73 emerging market countries and four regions that have best been able to help their clients benefit from the upturn. All ...