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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 global economy out ...

Cover Story: A Long Way To Go

EMERGING MARKETS FOCUS: CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE


For most Central and Eastern European countries, 2009 turned out to be every bit as bad as expected. The region’s prospects for the coming year are mixed, at best.

By Justin Keay

Coverstory_A-long-way In ...

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

Coverstory_Africa-Leads-way-01 For hundreds of years Africa has represented a land of opportunity ...

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

OK_01 As the skies ...

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

EMCOA-L The big question global investors and economists are asking about the sharp rebound in many emerging markets ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 2

World’s Best Internet Banks Part II

BANKS DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best global and regional Internet banks.

By Adam Rombel

WBI_01 Not many of the headlines about the global banking industry in the past year have been ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: New Premier Charts A Difficult Course

Japan

By Thomas Clouse

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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 to reduce ...

Newsmakers: Rusal Flotation Struggles Amid Turbulence

Russia

By Kim Iskyan

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Heavy burden: Deripaska’s empire is weighed down with debt

Oleg Deripaska’s plans to float Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum company, in a December IPO are facing serious turbulence. The company, according to some ...

Milestones

Milestones: Panama Poised For Investment-Grade Status

Panama

By Antonio Guerrero

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Providing a lift: Canal expansion will boost Panama economy

Panama is poised to become Latin America’s newest investment-grade-rated country. Standard & Poor’s pushed Panama closer to the coveted rating in November when it raised the ...

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Corporate Debt

Credit Market Recovery Stays Alive

By Gordon Platt

Corporate bond issuance worldwide passed the $2.5 trillion milestone for the year to date in October, and credit quality improved, as the record rally in the credit markets rolled along. Standard ...

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 very ...

Corporate Finance: Global Equity/DRs

Outlook Improves For Capital Raising Using Depositary Receipts In 2010

By Gordon Platt

cf_01_b Like initial public offerings, the amount of equity capital raised using depositary receipts dried up during the global financial crisis, but there has been a flood of ...

Corporate Finance: Mergers & Acquisitions

Emerging Markets Deals Gain Prominence

By Gordon Platt

Warren Buffett’s $34 billion investment in Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the second-biggest railroad in the US, was a big bet on the future of the US economy, but major deals in ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

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 global economy out ...

Cover Story: A Long Way To Go

EMERGING MARKETS FOCUS: CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE


For most Central and Eastern European countries, 2009 turned out to be every bit as bad as expected. The region’s prospects for the coming year are mixed, at best.

By Justin Keay

Coverstory_A-long-way In ...

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

Coverstory_Africa-Leads-way-01 For hundreds of years Africa has represented a land of opportunity ...

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

OK_01 As the skies ...

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

EMCOA-L The big question global investors and economists are asking about the sharp rebound in many emerging markets ...

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 very ...

Corporate Finance: Global Equity/DRs

Outlook Improves For Capital Raising Using Depositary Receipts In 2010

By Gordon Platt

cf_01_b Like initial public offerings, the amount of equity capital raised using depositary receipts dried up during the global financial crisis, but there has been a flood of ...

Corporate Finance: Mergers & Acquisitions

Emerging Markets Deals Gain Prominence

By Gordon Platt

Warren Buffett’s $34 billion investment in Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the second-biggest railroad in the US, was a big bet on the future of the US economy, but major deals in ...

Emerging Markets: Company to Watch: Falabella/Chile

Retailer Aims To Cash In On Latin America’s Growth

By GP

With its network of department stores, home-improvement centers, supermarkets and consumer banks, Falabella is one of the leading diversified retailers in Latin America. It is teaming up with ...

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

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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 its Twangiza ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup

By Antonio Guerrero

EM_06

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 been eliminated ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup

By Thomas Clouse

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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 ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup

By Aaron Chaze

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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

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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 West ...

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

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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 originally ...

Additional Stories

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 to the world ...

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

CLOUD_03 History is littered with examples of technologies that were hyped by analysts, but when it came to ...