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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.   The yen is down 25% against ...

Features

Frontier Markets: Namibia

Namibia’s fortunes may be about to change dramatically, as recent surveys have shown its offshore geology could rival the biggest oil discoveries of recent years. But even without its oil prospects, Namibia has quietly established itself as an attractive investment destination. A recent Bloomberg Markets study placed Namibia among the world’s 20 most attractive emerging markets from an investment standpoint.

Risk Management: Emerging Markets Risks

SEEKING CONSISTENCY   By Paula Green   Multinationals struggle to manage business risks—such as political, reputational and tax risks—and insurance issues, as they expand their emerging markets footprint. And some of those risks are on the rise.   Ace Hardware ...

Ranking: Safest Banks Midyear Update

SEARCHING FOR SECURITY   By Andrew Cunningham   Global Finance presents its half-year update to the World’s Safest Banks Ranking. Canadian banks suffer downgrades but remain well represented in global safest rankings.   Downgrades by both S&P and Moody’s have ...

Award Winners

Awards: Best Investment Banks 2013

A SECTOR IN TRANSITION   By Michael Shari   Global investment banks spent the past year adjusting to the new reality of highly regulated markets and below-historical rates of return.   Last year was one of evolution for the world’s ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Best Legal Advisers

BEST LEGAL ADVISERS   By Michael Shari   BEST LEGAL ADVISERS Global Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom North America Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Latin America Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Western Europe Freshfields CEE Cleary Gottlieb Steen ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS   By Michael Shari   COUNTRY WINNERS NORTH AMERICA   Canada BMO Capital Markets US J.P. Morgan     LATIN AMERICA   Argentina Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires Brazil Itaú BBA Chile Banco de Chile Colombia Bancolombia ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Deals of the Year

DEALS OF THE YEAE   By Michael Shari   DEALS OF THE YEAR Best Equity Deal US Treasury/American International Group (AIG) $20.7 billion follow-on offering, September 2012. Bookrunners Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Global Winners

GLOBAL WINNERS   By Michael Shari   GLOBAL WINNERS Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan Best in Emerging Markets Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best in Frontier Markets Qatar National Bank Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley Best Debt Bank Bank of ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Regional Winners

REGIONAL WINNERS   By Michael Shari   REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH AMERICA   Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs     LATIN AMERICA   Best Investment Bank ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Sector Winners

SECTOR WINNERS   By Michael Shari   SECTOR WINNERS Consumer Citi Financial Institutions Citi Healthcare Piper Jaffray Industrials/Chemicals Jefferies Infrastructure China Construction Bank Corp Media/Entertainment J.P. Morgan Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets Oil & Gas Goldman Sachs Power Morgan ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

INCREASED SPENDING AND REFORMS COULD BOOST DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION   By Thomas Clouse   In his final annual work report to the National People’s Congress, outgoing Chinese premier Wen Jiabao set the country’s 2013 GDP growth target at 7.5% and pledged to ...

Global Salon

Salon: Hiren Ved, CIO, Alchemy Capital

INDIA’S DEMAND ECONOMY   By Udayan Gupta   At this month’s Global Salon in New York, Hiren Ved, chief investment officer of Mumbai-based investment fund Alchemy Capital Management, discussed the Indian markets and economy in a global context and within ...

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Country Report

Country Report: Russia

REFORM BECOMING REALITY   By Laurence Neville   After years of promises, there are tentative signs that Russia is finally getting serious about reforming its economy.   Russia has always been the odd one out in the BRIC quartet of ...

Country Report: Taiwan

MANAGING THE GOLDEN CROSSING   By Arthur Clennam   As relations with China continue to flourish and the Taiwanese economy picks up, political drift becomes an issue.   Taiwan, to its credit, is a place where people speak their minds. ...

Milestones

Corporate Finance

M&A: Megamergers Raise Hope for More

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   With the stock market hitting record highs and confidence growing in the US economy, dealmaking has accelerated dramatically. A series of megamergers has unleashed a spirit of optimism about the ...

Newsmakers

Back Page

Back Page: Polls and Stats - Clearing Skies Ahead

Emerging Markets Future Output Index       "Expectations of ‘future output’ by EM businesses, specifically by manufacturers, improved sharply in February as a sign of strong sentiment. Our hopes are mainly pinned on China, Asia and commodity producers in ...

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