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Cover Story: Global Finance EM 200

  THE BIGGEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS   Global Finance unveils its second annual league table of the biggest emerging market banks ranked by total assets.   By Dan Keeler   As the world’s key emerging markets continue to drive the ...

Cover Story: Africa Leads The Way To A New Era

  EMERGING MARKETS FOCUS: AFRICA   Africa’s economic development will be fueled more by its relationships with other emerging markets than with historical partners in the West.   By Anita Hawser   For hundreds of years Africa has represented a ...

Cover Story: Opportunity Knocks

  Emerging Markets Focus: Latin America   Much of Latin America is reaping the benefits of a rapid growth in China’s involvement in the region. Booming trade levels are changing some key global market dynamics.   By Antonio Guerrero   ...

Emerging Markets Come Of Age

    EMERGING MARKETS FOCUS   Emerging markets are leading global growth, and they are doing so by relying increasingly on domestic demand.   By Gordon Platt   The big question global investors and economists are asking about the sharp ...

Features

Crisis Prompts Creative Solutions

Crisis Prompts Creative Solutions   Businesses are demanding more integration, efficiency and liquidity from their trade finance providers. The trade finance space will never be the same.   By Denise Bedell   The recent global financial crisis brought many changes ...

Technology: Cloud Computing

  CLOUD COMPUTING   Businesses looking for cost-effective data and IT infrastructure solutions are increasingly finding the answer is in the cloud.   by Anita Hawser   History is littered with examples of technologies that were hyped by analysts, but ...

Award Winners

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: DR News

Israel’s Delek Group Creates Sponsored ADR Program   By GP   Delek Group, one of Israel’s largest companies, introduced a sponsored American depositary receipt program on the OTCQX, the highest tier of the OTC market for companies listed on a ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Panning for gold: African mines spark investor interest Rising gold prices have sparked renewed interest by foreign investors in African mines. Banro, a Canadian gold miner, expects to close a debt financing deal for ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Too strong: Authorities fret over appreciation of Brazilian real The Brazilian government took the controversial step of reintroducing a 2% financial transactions tax on purchases of stocks and bonds by foreign investors that had ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Open market: China’s Nasdaq-style GEM opens for business China’s economy will grow by 8.4% this year, according to World Bank estimates, and by 8.7% in 2010. The World Bank projected 2009 growth of 7.2% ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Poor transport infrastructure weighs on India’s competitiveness The Indian government’s privatization program has received a shot in the arm after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave the green light to a proposal ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   ExxonMobil is first US company to win Iraq oil contract A joint venture of ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell has clinched a $50 billion deal to develop one of Iraq’s biggest oil fields, the ...

Emerging Markets: News

Year-End Rebalancing May Aid Bond Funds By Gordon Platt Emerging market bonds could attract significant inflows from fund managers in the year-end period, as money is redirected from safe but low-yielding investments into riskier assets, assuming that the global economic ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Avtovaz: Struggling to survive in market downturn Russian government officials have sounded increasingly optimistic notes about the country’s macroeconomic situation, as strong oil prices are likely to result in a lower budget deficit than ...

Milestones

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Dollar’s Recovery Linked To Timing Of Fed Rate Hike   By Gordon Platt   Foreign exchange market analysts expect the dollar to turn higher sometime in 2010, but whether the turning point comes early or late in the year could ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: New Premier Charts A Difficult Course

Japan   By Thomas Clouse   Hatoyama: Tough decision will be made a little easier with news of recent economic growth Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama and his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) swept into office in September with pledges ...

Newsmakers: Senator Seeks To Rein In Fed’s Authority

United States   By Gordon Platt   Dodd: Taking direct aim at Fed’s supervisory role The chairman of the Senate banking committee, Connecticut Democrat Christopher Dodd, has taken dead aim at the Federal Reserve’s authority to supervise banks in what ...