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2013

Salon: Conrad Saldanha

GOING DOMESTIC By Vanessa Drucker Global Finance sat down with Conrad Saldanha, portfolio manager, emerging markets equities, at asset management firm Neuberger Berman, to discuss the future prospects for global emerging markets. Global Finance: Emerging markets have underperformed developed this ...

Global Salon: Karen Elliott House

CONFLUENCE OF RISK By Vanessa Drucker In this month’s Salon, Global Finance sat down with Karen Elliott House, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Co vet and author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, ...

Global Salon: Sergio Luna, Banamex

DIVERGING ECONOMIES By Vanessa Drucker For this month’s Salon, Global Finance sat down with Sergio Luna, assistant director of economic research at Banamex and liaison to the research group of economic analysis and markets, Citigroup, in New York. Global Finance: ...

2012

Salon: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy

ERADICATING THE HIERARCHY By Vanessa Drucker In this month’s Salon, Global Finance sits down with David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect. As founder and CEO of Techonomy, he hosts conferences that illuminate the growing connection between technology, innovation, economic ...

Salon: Luigi Zingales Populist Revolt

POPULIST REVOLT By Vanessa Drucker Global Finance held its monthly Salon in the magazine’s New York office with Luigi Zingales, professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and author of A ...

Poland Shines In CEE

STAR GAZING By Vanessa Drucker Among Central and Eastern European countries, Poland’s economic performance clearly stands out. Unlike other countries it has the luxury of economic growth, and it boasts a large domestic market that can pick up the slack ...

Country Report: Portugal

PRIME TARGET By Vanessa Drucker Portugal is being held up as a model of reform in meeting its fiscal restructuring targets, but it faces a drag on growth from financial sector deleveraging. Meanwhile, Portuguese firms have become prime targets for ...

New Central Bank Head Unlikely To Appease ECB

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN By Vanessa Drucker The government of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy revealed its character in early June, when it appointed Luis María Linde to become chief of the country's central bank and help restore its reputation. Linde shakes ...

Shotgun Wedding For Spanish Banks

MILESTONES: SPAIN By Vanessa Drucker The merger agreement between CaixaBank and Banca Civica smacks of a shotgun wedding—for Civica, anyhow. Spanish banks forced to tie the knot by capital requirements CaixaBank, Spain’s largest bank by retail branches, is due to ...

Country Report: UK Business And Finance

PLUGGING THE HOLE By Vanessa Drucker Although rival political parties in the UK agree on the need for austerity, debate rages on over the timeline and severity. There is little controversy among politicians or economists in the UK about the ...

Salon: James Rickards, Policy Weakness

SEEKING OUT VULNERABILITIES By Vanessa Drucker Global Finance sat down with James Rickards, senior managing partner at boutique alternative investment firm Tangent Capital Partners and author of Currency Wars: The Making Of The Next Global Crisis . PHOTO: LUCA VENTURA ...

Market Focus: Equity Derivatives

KEEPING IT VANILLA By Vanessa Drucker Corporate users of equity derivatives continue to seek out simple, transparent products. Until regulatory overhaul is complete, this tack is unlikely to change. The ripples from the 2008 financial crisis continue to flow, even ...

Cover Story: EUROPE 2020

AFTER THE TURMOIL: WHAT COMES NEXT? By Jonathan Gregson, Justin Keay and Vanessa Drucker How the European Union will look in 2020 is unclear. Whether it will see tighter union, a tiered eurozone, or will cease to exist altogether is ...

Sector Report: Real Estate Finance

REAL ESTATE FINANCING: NEW AVENUES By Vanessa Drucker Real estate projects are getting capital injections from new and diverse sources as traditional bank lending dries up. Banks around the world have become skittish about lending. Although central banks have flooded ...

2011

Country Report: Greece

BALANCING ACT By Vanessa Drucker Greece’s politicians must balance growth and austerity, but it will mean walking a tightrope with no safety net in sight. Greece needs a fresh blueprint for economic and social survival. Eurozone debt restructuring packages may ...

Global Salon

PARADIGM SHIFT By Vanessa Drucker As part of its Salon series, Global Finance sat down on November 1 with Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman and author of Making Sense of the Dollar . Chandler, ...

Global Finance Salon

POLITICAL STALEMATE CRIPPLES BOTH US AND EUROPE By Vanessa Drucker In the first of a new ongoing series, Global Finance sits down with Jason Trennert, managing partner and chief investment strategist at Strategas Research Partners. Trennert, Strategas Research Partners: The ...

Country Report: Portugal

Light At The End Of The Tunnel By Vanessa Drucker Portugal’s new political leaders have a plan to dig their country out of its deep fiscal hole. Portugal is about to receive a dose of strong medicine. On May 15, ...

Going It Alone

FOCUS: CEE ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE By Vanessa Drucker Europe’s continuing sovereign debt crisis has left many non-members of the eurozone relishing their monetary independence. The eurozone debt crisis has taken a toll on financial markets worldwide, rattling investors’ confidence with fears ...

2010

TCM: Who's Who

WHO'S WHO Who’s Who in Treasury and Cash Management By Vanessa Drucker Donald E. Berk Senior Vice President, Corporate & Institutional Services Northern Trust As director of product and process management for enterprise banking services at The Northern Trust Company ...

2008

Cover Story : Sustainable Progress

LESSONS FROM EUROPE Corporate comprehension of the benefits of going green is far more advanced in Europe than in the US. But America’s businesses could easily catch up. Stark differences: Europe and the US have taken very different approaches to ...

Newsmakers : Putting A Roof On Energy Bills

UNITED STATES Naimon: Companies are keen to use third-party finance. As the solar energy industry struggles to improve its photovoltaic technology, a viable financing model may provide the missing link to the market. Almost two years ago, HSH Nordbank, a ...

2006

Features : Country Report: Germany

TURNING POINT A few months ago, reeling from an inconclusive general election, Germany was facing an uncertain future. Undaunted, the country’s new chancellor, Angela Merkel, tried to rally enthusiasm and optimism with her promise to “get Germany back on its ...