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Emerging Markets Review: Feeding Growth

NOURISHING GROWTH   By Laurence Neville   Despite slowing growth in the BRIC countries, emerging markets generally continue their ascent. Although they have made fewer headlines than usual over the past year, developing countries have experienced some pivotal, uplifting moments—both ...

Features

Risk Management: Property Insurance

STUMBLING OFF THE BLOCKS   By Dave Lenckus   Investors are piling into rapidly growing markets such as Brazil and Argentina. Financing risk in such markets can be fraught with difficulty, but insurance options are available.   Economic data shows ...

TCM: Cash Visibility And Control

A CONTROLLING INTEREST   By Rebecca Brace   Cash visibility and control keeps treasurers awake at night, but thanks to rising use of new standards and technology, attaining a clearer picture is becoming much easier.   Controlling the company’s cash ...

Award Winners

Emerging Markets' Biggest Banks

EMERGING GIANTS   By Andrew Cunningham   Global Finance presents its annual listing of the Biggest Banks in the Emerging Markets.   Eight of the 10 biggest emerging markets banks are Chinese, and a further 10 Chinese banks are included ...

Emerging Markets' Safest Banks

CONTINENTAL EROSION By Andrew Cunningham   Global Finance presents its annual ranking of the Top 50 Safest Banks in the Emerging Markets.   Banks in the Arabian Gulf and Asia have strengthened their hold on the rankings of safest banks ...

Awards: Risk Management Providers 2012

RISKY BUSINESS   By Alfred Modugno   Global Finance presents the winners of its Best Global Risk Management Providers 2012 Awards, incorporating our Best Global Insurers and Best Derivatives Providers Awards.   There is no question the world has become ...

Global Risk Management Providers 2012: Winners' Circle

STAYING NIMBLE   By Kathryn Tully   Of Global Finance ’s derivatives exchange awards, IntercontinentalExchange has won the achievement award four times out of five, while NYSE Euronext, the European Climate Exchange, Eurex and the Chicago Board Options Exchange have ...

Awards: Best Internet Banks Round 2

ELITE PERFORMERS   By Adam Rombel   In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance recognizes the best corporate/ institutional and consumer Internet banks globally.   For the 13th year, Global Finance ’s World Best Internet Bank Awards is ...

Best Internet Banks Round 2: Regional Winners

Regional Subcategory Winners: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks       Regional Subcategory Winners: Best Consumer Internet Banks       BEST INTERNET BANKS ROUND 2: REGINAL WINNERS Back To The Main Article Best Internet Banks Round 2: Country Winners

Winners’ Circle: Investment Banks

GLOBAL REMODEL   By kathryn Tully   The Best Investment Bank award at Global Finance is a relatively recent innovation, reflecting performance in the four years since the financial crisis led to consolidation and a complete overhaul of the investment ...

Transaction Processing Awards Ceremony

WORLD’S BEST TRANSACTION PROCESSING PROVIDERS 2012   LOCATION OSAKA, JAPAN   Global Finance held its Transaction Processing awards ceremony in Osaka in October, during the annual Sibos technology conference. Financial and service leaders from around the world were present to ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

AfDB SEEK TO REPATRIATE FOREIGN RESERVES   By Antonio Guerrero   The African Development Bank, (AfDB) a regional development bank based in Tunisia, is working to bring a portion of Africa’s $500 billion in foreign reserves held abroad back to the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BRAZIL TO REVIVE MBS TAX EXEMPTIONS   By Antonio Guerrero   The Brazilian government is looking to revive the market in mortgage-backed securities by providing tax exemptions for foreign investors, following a nearly 50% decline in sales of new debt supported ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINA MOVES FORWARD ON FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES WITH EU, US   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese president Hu Jintao opened the country’s 18th Communist Party Congress in November with pledges to crack down on corruption within the organization. At the meeting, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

RBI TIGHTENS CREDIT-PROVISIONING NORMS FOR INDIAN BANKS   By Aaron Chaze   As growth slows in India, the central bank is pushing banks to prepare for higher credit costs.   One of the measures adopted by the Reserve Bank of India ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Middle East

BEARING GIFTS, QATAR’S EMIR VISITS GAZA   By Gordon Platt   Qatar’s emir pledged $400 million to rebuild and modernize the Gaza Strip, in the first visit by a head of state to the Palestinian enclave since a military offensive by ...

Global Salon

Salon: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy

ERADICATING THE HIERARCHY   By Vanessa Drucker   In this month’s Salon, Global Finance sits down with David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect. As founder and CEO of Techonomy, he hosts conferences that illuminate the growing connection between technology, ...

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Milestones

Shining a Light on Insurers

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Joel Kranc   In the wake of the Great Recession, the G20 nations tasked themselves with creating stronger regulatory guidelines for the banking sector that would, hopefully, prevent future meltdowns like the one seen in 2007-2008. Part ...

Corporate Finance

Debt: AbbVie Launches Big Bond Deal

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: CORPORATE DEBT By Gordon Platt   Pent-up demand following a shutdown for Hurricane Sandy combined with near-record-low interest rates to release a torrent of new corporate bond issues in early November. AbbVie, the pharmaceutical unit of Abbott ...

FX: Positive US Economy Boosts Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   A batch of better-than-expected US economic data, including nonfarm payrolls and housing prices, gave the dollar a lift last month.   Analysts said the signs of strength diminished the need ...

Newsmakers

Ford Grooms CEO Successor

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   Ford Motor Company recently unveiled a two-year succession plan geared toward a full management reshuffle by 2014. The centerpiece of this arrangement was the appointment of Mark Fields as chief operating officer, effective from ...

Safe Bet In Visa CEO Transition Could Backfire

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   With electronic payments gaining favor among consumers, credit-card giant Visa is enjoying high profits and a positive outlook for long-term growth.   It is no surprise, then, that the world’s largest payments network ...

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Polls And Stats: Labor Productivity

Those countries that adapt well to changing economic environments and embrace new developments are more likely to boast high productivity, according to think tank The Conference Board of Canada. During the crisis in 2008 and 2009, OECD productivity contracted by ...