2014

EUROPEAN STRESS TESTS MAY STILL BE TOO SOFT ON BANKS

EUROPEAN STRESS TESTS MAY STILL BE TOO SOFT ON BANKS

Upcoming stress tests for Europe’s 124 largest banks will have more credibility than they had previously, but some analysts argue that banks may need far more capital than regulators demand to withstand a crisis. And any hoped-for international standardization in terms of stress testing is out the window as there is little comparability between the upcoming European and recently completed US bank tests.

Middle East Oil & Gas: Iranian Win?

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT   By Ronald Fink   Some analysts think the Ukrainian crisis could help improve prospects for Middle Eastern oil producers—pushing up prices and driving development of recent finds as a result.   The crisis in Ukraine sent global ...

2013

US: Fracking’s Fractured Future

MILESTONES By Ronald Fink Recent write-downs of shale assets by BHP Billiton and Royal Dutch Shell have cast doubts on claims voiced in Washington, DC, that the US can attain energy independence as a result of the technological wonders of ...

Salon: Yves Zlotowski, Coface

ROLE REVERSAL

By Ronald Fink

Global Finance sat down with Yves Zlotowski, chief economist of the economic research department of trade risk consultancy Coface, to get his take on the investment opportu-nities and challenges of emerging markets.

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Emerging markets have ...

Cover: Currencies: War or Peace?

NO LONGER JUST A GAME?


By Ronald Fink

The recent spate of currency devaluation will start to have a serious impact unless global leaders focus on economic fundamentals, rather than figments.

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The yen is down 25% against the euro since ...