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Features: Country Focus: Japan

JAPAN SCRAMBLES FOR A FRESH START Japan’s new government is working hard to find ways to rouse the country’s economy from its persistent malaise.   By Thomas Clouse   Japan is a country of economic contrasts. It is a nation ...

Features: Focus: Global Custody

  Settling Up   Europe’s exchanges are working hard to reduce the complexity of clearing and settlement across the region.   By Anita Hawser   Any custodian doing business inEurope is used to dealing with “spaghetti”—not the variety of Italian ...

Features: Regional Report: Southern Africa

In From The Cold   Global businesses and investors are taking more interest in sub-Saharan Africa, home to some of the world’s most neglected emerging markets.   By Antonio Guerrero   Sub-Saharan Africa has long been considered to be on ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Under threat: Wildlife in Uganda’s Kabwoya reserve African Union (AU) heads of state attending a February summit will review plans to create a $4 billion Libya-based African investment bank. South Africa, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Nacional, part of Wal-Mart’s rapidly expanding Brazilian arm With Brazil’s strong economic recovery fueling consumer demand, local and international retailers are increasing their market presence. Retail sales are expected to grow by 12% in ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   BY Thomas Clouse   A strong services sector saw China’s GDP revised upward China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) created the world’s third-largest free-trade zone, measured by trade volume, on January 1, eliminating tariffs on ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Steeling the show: India enhances its steelmaking capacity As part of its drive to raise over $3 billion from power privatizations, the Indian government is poised to offer global institutional investors a 5% stake ...

Emerging Markets: DR News

  Companies Based In India Increase DR Offerings   By Gordon Platt   Equity issues by India-based companies using depositary receipts rose from $100 million in 2008 to $3.4 billion last year. The rush of DR issues is likely to ...

Emerging Markets: News

  Risk Gets Rewarded, But Not Too Much Risk   By Gordon Platt   Emerging market investors were rewarded last year with a record 73% return, as measured by the MSCI EM Index, versus a 45% rise in the Nasdaq ...

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Dollar’s Recovery Unlikely To Last Past First Quarter By Gordon Platt The dollar could extend its recovery through the first quarter of 2010, as the Federal Reserve terminates some of its special lending facilities, analysts say, but the greenback’s long-term ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: Central Banker Under Fire

Argentina   By Antonio Guerrero   Redrado: Rejected presidential order to resign Argentina’s central bank presidents have long received low grades for their lack of independence. The situation has been exacerbated under Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has ...

Newsmakers: Mystery Buyer Bets Big On Treasury Bonds

United States   By Gordon Platt   Whodunnit? Mystery buyer mops up US treasuries The last thing the global financial markets need right now is a failed US treasury bond auction. Thankfully, recent auctions have gone smoothly, with the swelling ...