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Focus: Nafta : A Controversial Treaty

Multinationals And Nafta Much lambasted for its effects on the poor, Nafta has proved successful at opening the North American markets—and promoted corporate growth in the process.     As the US presidential primary campaigns neared their conclusion in March, ...

Focus: Nafta : Terms Of Trade

14 Years On With Nafta once again coming to the forefront of water-cooler discussions as a result of the political ping-pong between Democratic presidential hopefuls in the US, we look back at the development of the ground-breaking free trade agreement ...

Focus: Nafta : Who’s Who In Nafta

Nafta Focus Global Finance names the most influential and important people in Nafta commerce and finance. Gastón Azcárraga Andrade President, Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios, and CEO, Grupo Posadas Mexico Gastón Azcárraga Andrade has been CEO of Grupo Posadas, ...

Award Winners

Features : Awards: Best Developed Markets Banks

WORLD’S BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS 2008 BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world.     The past year has been one of the most tumultuous in recent ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : Net Benfits

Brazil             President Lula: Basking in Brazil's new net creditor status.   After holding its ranking as the world’s largest emerging markets debtor for several decades, Brazil in January became a net foreign creditor for ...

Country Report

Features: Growth interrupted

COUNTRY REPORT: SOUTH AFRICA   Flagging global growth, an ongoing energy shortage and increasing wage and inflation pressures are weighing heavily on South Africa’s economy.   In a hole: South Africa's mining industry has been badly affected by recent power ...

Milestones

Milestones : Shekel To Become Fully Convertible

Israel     All change: Israel’s currency is set to take its place in the world markets. The Bank of Israel has joined the New York-based CLS (Continuous Linked Settlement) Bank (a multi-currency bank supervised by the US Federal Reserve ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Ackermann Proposes Global Overseer

  Germany       Ackermann: Global watchdog could prevent market bubbles Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann suggests that creating a global financial sector watchdog could prevent an encore of the global market storm unleashed by the US subprime crisis. ...

Newsmakers : Airline Aims To Make Friends In High Places

Germany       Hunt: Legacy airlines lock in customers with "bribery" In a move that is clearly aimed at drumming up corporate business, upstart UK-based business-class-only airline Silverjet has rolled out an innovative loyalty program that takes the benefits ...

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