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2013

Country Report: Russia

REFORM BECOMING REALITY   By Laurence Neville   After years of promises, there are tentative signs that Russia is finally getting serious about reforming its economy.   Russia has always been the odd one out in the BRIC quartet of ...

2012

Emerging Markets Review: Feeding Growth

NOURISHING GROWTH   By Laurence Neville   Despite slowing growth in the BRIC countries, emerging markets generally continue their ascent. Although they have made fewer headlines than usual over the past year, developing countries have experienced some pivotal, uplifting moments—both ...

FX Supplement: The Euro Belies the Pessimists

PROFITING FROM THE BEAUTY PAGEANT   By Laurence Neville   Despite the eurozone’s debt woes, the euro has remained remarkably resilient thanks to a range of factors, including a more credible ECB under Mario Draghi and diversification away from the ...

Special Report: Asset Nationalization

WAKE-UP CALL   By Laurence Neville   The expropriation of private assets in Argentina and Bolivia are a stark reminder of the risk of doing business in developing markets.   Nationalization of the political sort—as opposed to pragmatism designed to ...

Cover Story: Global Elections 2012

ELECTION YEAR   By Laurence Neville   Numerous countries around the world are holding elections this year, which could create market uncertainty and hold back much-needed political decision-making—particularly in Europe.   Unlike 2011, which was a year of "unknown unknowns," ...

2011

The 10%+ Club

  COVER STORY: THE 10% + CLUB   By Laurence Neville   Predicting what countries will be the next growth outperformers is tricky at best. Those firms that back the winners will undoubtedly profit, and the countries that make the ...

Wealth And Democracy Go Hand In Hand

MILESTONES / GLOBAL   by Laurence Neville   Renaissance’s Robertson: “China in risky period” China will become a democracy by 2017, while Russia is highly likely to become a strong democracy within the next few years, according to a remarkable ...

Country Report: Ukraine

Uphill Struggle   By Laurence Neville   Ukraine’s recovery appears impressive, but structural cracks remain that could derail it.   At first glance, Ukraine appears to be in fine health. Having been at risk of collapse in the first stage ...

Blowing Up

COVER STORY: EMERGING MARKETS INFLATION   By Laurence Neville   Emerging markets have been credited with saving the world’s economy from catastrophe with their resilient exports. Now they’re exporting a different product that threatens to stop the global recovery in ...

Banking On Stability

COVER STORY: MIDDLE EAST By Laurence Neville Nervous investors are looking for signs of stability in the Middle East and North Africa. The region’s burgeoning investment banking industry may provide the reassurance they’re looking for. The political crisis in Egypt, ...

Russia: Playing Catch-Up To Fellow BRICs

MILESTONES: RUSSIA By Laurence Neville Russia spent much of 2010 in the doldrums. Russia: Poised for significant growth While its fellow BRICs—Brazil, India and China—stormed ahead, Russia lagged behind. The causes of its lethargy were varied, but an overreliance on ...

Fear Factor

COVER STORY: THE NEW RISKS By Laurence Neville Last year the global economy dodged some scary-looking bullets. This year it might not be so lucky. As volatile and unnerving as it was, 2010 provided a welcome respite from the turmoil ...

2010

The Great Divide

ANALYSIS: GLOBAL GROWTH   By Laurence Neville   As companies thrive while countries struggle, a split seems to be emerging between macroeconomic and corporate performance.   Observers of the global economy could be forgiven for being a little confused of ...

Regional Report: Southern Europe

COVER STORY: LIVING ON THE EDGE   By Laurence Neville   Southern Europe's sovereign debt crisis may appear to have been resolved, but severe trials still lie ahead—particularly for Greece.   The travails of Southern Europe—in particular Spain, Portugal and ...

Drowning In Debt

COVER STORY: AFTER THE BAILOUT   The turmoil in Greece and the subsequent rout of the euro have rattled global markets and caused a renewed bout of hand-wringing over the stability of the global economy. Some believe the developed markets ...

Best Developed Markets Banks Awards

TOP BANKS BOUNCE BACK     After two dismal years, the banking industry in the world’s developed markets is flourishing again.   By Laurence Neville     The recovery of the financial markets from March 2009 (and earlier in the ...

The Dollar’s decline

The Dollar’s Decline   A weak dollar may be beneficial to the US in the short term, but it is undermining the dollar’s long-term status as the de facto global currency.   By Laurence Neville   One of the rocks ...

2009

Features: World’s Best Derivatives Providers

Derivatives Stage A Comeback Market participants are rediscovering the appeal of derivatives, and the providers that stayed the course during the recent meltdown are reaping the benefits. By Laurence Neville In the year covered by Global Finance’s sixth annual awards ...

Cover Story: Emerging Powerhouses

Far from collapsing under the weight of the recent financial crisis, the biggest emerging markets are powering the next wave of global growth. By Laurence Neville In its July World Economic Update,the International Monetary Fund said that the global economy ...

Newsmakers: IPO Surge Suggests Some Confidence Is Returning

GLOBAL By Laurence Neville Perking up: The US market is showing signs of revival Six months after global equity markets began a remarkable rally and a year since the global financial system almost collapsed, the IPO is back in markets ...

Regulars : Newsmakers : India

In the past decade, India and China have been mentioned in the same breath when discussing the coming giants of the world economy. By Laurence Neville In truth, India has never been in China’s league when it comes to economic ...

Cover Story: All Change

Recent financial turmoil has accelerated the seismic shifts taking place in the balance of global economic and political power. How the major powers act in the coming years will determine the future shape of globalization. BY LAURENCE NEVILLE The global ...

Features : Europe in Crisis

EUROPE IN CRISIS Many of Europe’s former star economies are still struggling to find their feet after falling prey to the credit crunch. By Laurence Neville Emerging Europe is on the edge of a precipice. Already a number of countries, ...

Milestones : G-20 sets out the new world order

The G-20 meeting in London in April was groundbreaking for the scale of the resources committed to the IMF and the unity of a diverse group of nations to combat global recession. But the legacy of the G-20 will be ...

Features: Annual survey best developped markets banks

WORLD’S BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS 2009 Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world. By Laurence Neville When Global Finance published its 2008 awards a year ago, the financial crisis was—with hindsight—still ...

Features: Country report Russia

RUNNING ON EMPTY Russia is facing some tough decisions as it adjusts to a far more challenging economic and political environment. Just over a decade after Russia’s forced devaluation of the ruble and default on its debt—which followed a commodity ...