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Features: All change

  REGIONAL FOCUS ASIA       Asia’s economic powerhouses are shifting to a new economic model. The transition will be painful—but will also pay huge dividends. By Thomas Clouse Asia has played a starring role in the story of ...

Features: Risky Business

FOCUS ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT   Risk managers are heading back to the drawing board after finding their systems were incapable of flagging up the perils that have brought the financial and corporate worlds to their knees.   First developed more ...

Award Winners

Features: The World's Safest Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY/ SAFEST BANKS MID-YEAR UPDATE Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading credit ratings agencies. Such has been the turmoil in the world’s banking industry that Global Finance is ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : Africa

Tsvangirai: Vowed to restore relations with the IMF. The African Development Bank has used its own capital base to create a $1.5 billion trade finance facility that aims to fuel trade and investment in the region. African commercial lenders and ...

Emerging Markets : Brazil

Brazil's air force is helping finance Embraer's $500 million development program for a new military transport plane. Following Brazil’s recent credit boom, banks are starting to face increased customer arrears. A research report from BB Investimentos, a division of Banco ...

Emerging Markets : China

On track: China's stimulus package will boost railroad investment. China is pouring money into railroads and energy production as the implementation of the country’s 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package moves forward. Urban fixed asset investment grew by 26.5% ...

Emerging Markets : India

  Electoral gains: Poll-related spending will help boost India's economy in 2009. According to a consensus taken from a group of prominent Indian economists, including those representing the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, J.P. Morgan India and S&P; Asia Pacific, ...

Emerging Markets : Russia

Sechin: Russia's deputy prime minister and Rosneft chairman. In a signal that the Russian government is increasingly aware of the financial constraints it is facing, a top Kremlin adviser said that the state would not be bailing out any more ...

Emerging Markets Investor: Dr News

BYBLOS BANK LISTS IN LONDON; FIRST LEBANESE FIRM IN 12 YEARS Byblos Bank, one of the leading banks in Lebanon, listed its global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange, which now trades 37 companies based in the Middle East. ...

Emerging Markets Investor: News

FIRST COLOMBIAN ETF TRADES ON NYSE ARCA The first exchange-traded fund that seeks to replicate the performance of the 20 most-liquid securities in the Colombian market has begun trading on NYSE Arca, an all-electronic US trading platform. Global X Management, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

Tsvangirai: Vowed to restore relations with the IMF The African Development Bank has used its own capital base to create a $1.5 billion trade finance facility that aims to fuel trade and investment in the region. African commercial lenders and ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

Brazil's air force is helping finance Embraer's $500 million development program for a new military transport plane Following Brazil’s recent credit boom, banks are starting to face increased customer arrears. A research report from BB Investimentos, a division of Banco ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

On track: China's stimulus package will boost railroad investment China is pouring money into railroads and energy production as the implementation of the country’s 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package moves forward. Urban fixed asset investment grew by 26.5% ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

Electoral gains: Poll-related spending will help boost India's economy in 2009 According to a consensus taken from a group of prominent Indian economists, including those representing the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, J.P. Morgan India and S&P; Asia Pacific, the ...

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Milestones

Emerging Markets : Governments transform M&A landscape

EUROPE       The cross-border M&A; activity that has characterized financial services for the past few years has virtually ground to a halt as increasing government involvement radically reshapes the market.   PwC's Nick Page Nick Page, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ...

Milestones : Britain Attempts To Solve Regulatory Puzzle

UNITED KINGDOM     Turner: Getting tough. Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), much criticized for regulatory and supervisory failings that critics say have exacerbated the country’s financial crisis, is to abandon its much-vaunted light-touch approach to regulation. FSA chairman Adair ...

Milestones : Governments Transform M&A Landscape

EUROPE     PwC's Nick Page. The cross-border M&A; activity that has characterized financial services for the past few years has virtually ground to a halt as increasing government involvement radically reshapes the market. Nick Page, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, says M&A; ...

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Corporate Debt

ICE BEGINS CLEARING CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS AS COUNTERPARTY RISK HITS RECORD HIGH The first central counterparty clearinghouse for credit default swaps (CDS) began operating on March 9, the same day that perceptions of default risk among the largest derivatives market ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

DOLLAR STAYS STRONG, BUT YEN TUMBLES The US dollar index, a measure of the value of the dollar against a basket of currencies, rose to a three-year high in March, as investors continued to seek the safe haven of US ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Roth Brings Down Franc

SWITZERLAND       Roth: Doing the whole region a favor by pushing down the franc.       Jean-Pierre Roth, the low-key chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is not the type of person you would expect to shock ...

Emerging Markets : Roth brings down franc

Jean-Pierre Roth, the low-key chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is not the type of person you would expect to shock the financial world. But that is exactly what he did on March 12 when he confirmed that the bank ...

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Features: Global Custody

  BUYER’S GUIDE     Global Finance presents its annual sponsored guide to the leading providers in the global custody market.   SUB-CUSTODIANS DEUTSCHE BANK Custody Assets: 2008: €1.272 trillion 2007: €1.609 trillion Ratings: Moody’s Aa1, S&P; A+, Fitch AA- ...

Additional Stories

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

SEEKING AN ENERGY BOOST COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.     ...

Newsmakers : Uncle Sam's Southern Friend

Colombia       Uribe: Washington’s ally   Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, the conservative right-wing leader reelected in May, remains Washington’s closest ally in a region governed overwhelmingly by center-left administrations. Critics, however, assert that the 53- year-old attorney, educated ...