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Features : Corporate Users Snared In A Tangled Web

FOCUS / NETWORK SECURITY File-sharing programs are creating security risks for the global finance industry’s computer systems.     Safe at home: Simple precautions can help ensure corporate data security.     Businesses in the global finance industry are waking ...

Features : Down But Not Out

MARKET FORCES / EQUITY DERIVATIVES Corporations might be wary of employing complex financial instruments in the wake of the credit crunch, but a closer look at the anatomy of the meltdown suggests equity derivatives still present some interesting opportunities.   ...

Features : Miners Going Major

ANALYSIS - MINING The world’s biggest mining companies look set to continue growing sharply as competition for resources continues to intensify.       In the closing months of 2007, as investors fled equities and piled into commodities like gold ...

Features : No Alternative

SECTOR REPORT / GLOBAL CUSTODY As their clients seek ever-greater returns on their investments, global custodians are finding themselves having to expand into some unfamiliar territory.     Consolidation has been a recurring theme in custody for more than a ...

Features: Joining The Chain Gang

CORPORATE TOOLBOX At the Sibos international banking conference in Atlanta in 2004, David Taggart, the treasurer of one of the world's most recognizable brand names, Coca-Cola, made a direct plea to the banks to deliver greater efficiencies to corporates' supply ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : Frontier Markets Draw Value Hunters

News The lure of potentially high returns at lower prices than the big emerging markets is attracting value-seeking institutional investors to smaller “frontier” markets such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Angola and Mongolia. “To me, China and Hong Kong are expensive, but ...

Emerging Markets : Mind The Gap

Brazil       Mantega: Hiking other taxes will make up for shortfall.       With Brazilian legislators scrapping the country’s financial transactions tax (CPMF) in December, the government says it must now plug a 40 billion real ($22 ...

Country Report

Features : Power Play

COUNTRY REPORT / RUSSIA Having hand picked his successor as Russian president, Vladimir Putin has assured the country there will be a smooth transition of power. How much power he will retain remains in question.   Oil has filled Russia's ...

Features: Storm Clouds And Silver Linings

CANADA When Canada’s dollar reached parity with the US dollar, it was cause for national celebration. For the country’s corporations, still reeling from the credit crunch, the muscular currency is a very mixed blessing.         In recent ...

Milestones

Milestones : Lima Launches Rmbs Market

Peru     Lessons learned? Investors will be looking closely at the assets behind Peru’s mortgage-backed securities. While most global markets are seeking to shield themselves from shockwaves emanating from the US subprime home loan and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Businesses Prove The Benefit Of Going Green

United States     Gardner: More companies are signing up to going green. Global investors, institutions and corporates are increasingly looking to improve their sustainability profile, according to a report by the Worldwatch Institute released in January. The report, State ...