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Cover Story : Fear Factor

DEFLATION   US policymakers have already braced themselves for a bout of deflation, and many corporations are quaking at the prospect of price declines. Some are wondering, though, how bad can it really get?     That the global economy, ...

Features

Features : Back To Basics

SECTOR REPORT SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS A series of disastrous investments in Western banks and mounting pressure to invest locally is prompting a sea change in sovereign wealth funds’ investment attitudes.   Dickinson: Some SWFs are facing pressure to diversify their ...

Features : Tightening The Supply Chain

FOCUS SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE Just a short while ago, supply chain finance was seen as a novel luxury. For many corporations now it could be the key to survival—and future prosperity.     Quinn: Credit is proving hard to find ...

Features: Carbon trade up

MARKET REPORT CARBON TRADING Barack Obama’s support for carbon trading will help strengthen an already growing market.       Schleimer: The Clean Air Act could be used to regulate greenhouse gases Bolstered by Europe’s legislative advances to tackle climate ...

Award Winners

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : Africa

AFRICA     Leaving a hole: Foreign firms have shut down Zambian mines as ore prices plummet Guinea’s military leaders chose former banker Kabine Komara as the new prime minister, tasked with coordinating a return to civilian rule after last ...

Emerging Markets : Brazil

BRAZIL     Revving up: BV stake boosts Banco do Brasil’s auto loan portfolio The Brazilian government returned to international capital markets in January with $1.025 billion in dollar-denominated global bonds maturing in 2019. The 10-year issue, led by Goldman ...

Emerging Markets : China

CHINA       Bank of China: Foreign investors cashing in stakes   China will offer tax cuts and subsidies to spur its steel and automotive industries, the country’s State Council announced on January 14. The government will limit expansion ...

Emerging Markets : India

INDIA     Caught in a jam: Many of India’s key indicators are slumping Following the revelation of accounting fraud by Satyam Computers, India’s fourth-largest IT services company, the stock recorded one of the worst drops in Indian stock market ...

Emerging Markets : Middle East

MIDDLE EAST       All change: GCC countries hope to adopt a single currency   At the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Oman in December, Gulf Arab leaders approved a monetary union to be implemented by the end ...

Milestones

Milestones : Slumping Copper Prices Take Shine Off Growth

CHILE     Chile's president Bachelet: Stimulating economic growth. While high copper prices had maintained Chile’s economy as Latin America’s strongest, it seems the party is over as prices plummet and demand wanes. The South American country, the world’s largest ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Economic Gloom Hits Business Confidence

UNITED STATES   As the credit crisis deepens and government measures to kick-start bank lending fall short of the mark, the mood among company CEOs, particularly those with operations in Europe and Asia, is beginning to darken. These are the ...