with Clifford Lee, DBS Bank
The largest fully nonrecourse project finance deal of 2014, in fact the largest ever, was the expansion of a liquefied nitrogen gas (LNG) facility near Freeport in Texas.
Newsmakers | United States
Weiss is widely regarded as capable, and is a liberal himself. But he came under fire because of his affiliation with Wall Street, as many in the American left have been calling for an end to the “revolving door,”
AFRICA 2014 | INTRODUCTION
Though Africa has experienced impressive growth for well over a decade now, domestic markets and intraregional economic relations have remained constrained, with national economies driven primarily by mounting foreign demand for the continent’s natural resources and commodity exports.Today, however, things appear to be changing. For one thing, Africa is witnessing the emergence of a middle class.
NEWSMAKERS | SPAIN
Less than 24 hours after the sudden death, in September, of her father Emilio Botín, widely recognized as one of the shrewdest, most successful bankers in modern history, Ana Patricia Botín was unanimously named by the board to take the helm of Banco Santander, an institution that has been under the control of her family for three generations.
TRENDS | SNAPSHOT: PANAMA
NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES
New Ford CEO Fields is about to be put to the test.
Only two weeks ahead of the April 9 parliamentary elections and under pressure from a billion-dollar lawsuit, the Indonesian government announced it would terminate some 67 bilateral investment treaties—which regulate investment in the country by foreigners—as they come up for renewal.
Accounting For The Rise And Fall Of Nations.
NEWSMAKERS By Valentina Pasquali Headed by 39-year-old prime minister Matteo Renzi, Italy’s new government is the youngest in the country’s history. But at the helm of the ministry of Finance is an official with a lot of stripes—the former chief ...
MOVING FORWARD IN FITS AND STARTS By Valentina Pasquali Angola is making all the right moves when it comes to attracting inter-national investment and diversifying its economy beyond oil. However, corruption and bureaucracy still present challenges for investors. Promise and ...
MILESTONES By Valentina Pasquali The US Federal Reserve’s gradual withdrawal from the unconventional monetary policies of the past few years is causing panic across emerging markets, forcing central banks to raise interest rates in an effort to thwart ongoing capital ...
The most commonly accepted definition of the wealthiest countries is to determine how rich the average resident of a country is.
MILESTONES By Valentina Pasquali The referendum that could make Scotland an independent nation is fast approaching, and authorities in London are preparing for the eventuality that it might pass. The UK Treasury announced in January that “in all circumstances” it ...
MILESTONES By Valentina Pasquali Ever since Raúl Castro took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, he has been opening up Cuba’s struggling centralized economy. Though the ongoing liberalization process is gradual and aimed at preserving the political status quo, ...
MILESTONES By Valentina Pasquali In recent years a nighttime satellite image of Eastern Asia has gone viral on the Internet. The image displays the glowing, electricity-filled skies of China, Japan and South Korea, and a black hole in ...
NEWSMAKERS By Valentina Pasquali US retail giant Wal-Mart is going for tradition and loyalty in selecting its new CEO and president. In an effort to strengthen its bottom line at a time when the industry is in a ...
In a widely anticipated cabinet reshuffle at the end of October, Peruvian president Ollanta Humala appointed 67-year-old Cesar Villanueva the country’s new prime minister, the fourth of his four-year term.