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Fast And Loose

COVER STORY: GAIN OR PAIN   By Paula L. Green   In their headlong rush to set up operations in the fast-growing emerging markets, many Western companies are failing to take full account of the risks involved. The consequences could ...

Features

Corporate Toolbox: Cyber Security

  CYBERSECURITY: HIDDEN THREAT   By Anita Hawser   Recent increases in cyberattacks have raised alarming questions over corporate network security.   In February 2010 the Kneber botnet virus infected more than 70,000 computers globally, including some at US government ...

Focus: Mobile Banking

MOBILE BANKING: CUTTING THE TIES THAT BIND   By Denise Bedell   Mobile technology could forever change the way that companies manage their physical and financial supply chains.   After years in development, mobile technology may be finally closing the ...

Regional Report: The Caucasus

  COMPETITION IN THE CAUCASUS: THREE'S COMPANY   By Justin Keay   Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are competing to attract foreign investment. With much of Central and Eastern Europe still mired in a post recession slump, the Caucasian trio may ...

Sector Report: Islamic Finance

  ISLAMIC FINANCE: ISLAMIC BANKING BY THE BOOK   By Anita Hawser   The growing popularity of Islamic financing and an intensified focus on risk management in the global banking industry are prompting greater awareness of the need for a ...

Update: Custody and Investor Services

  CUSTODY & INVESTOR SERVICES: IN SAFE HANDS   By Anita Hawser   Custodians have seen their role expand as a result of recent regulatory and market-driven changes.   In the wake of Lehman's collapse, Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi ...

Award Winners

Best Trade Finance Banks 2011

TRADE FORECAST: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PROTECTIONISM   By Gordon Platt   Bankers are optimistic that financing will be available to support projected growth in world trade, but regulatory change and currency wars have them on edge.   Trade ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

EM News: Equity Markets To See More Growth

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: NEWS   By Anita Hawser   Emerging market equities look set to enjoy another strong year in 2011 on the back of robust economic growth fueled by domestic consumption and a recovery in exports.   "Emerging equities are ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

  ROUNDUP: AFRICA   By Antonio Guerrero   Government incentives are paying off for Zambia's copper sector, with output expected to surpass 740,000 tons this year for the first time, pushing it above the record highs of the early 1970s. ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

ROUNDUP: BRAZIL   By Antonio Guerrero   The Brazilian government is taking further measures to halt a currency rally that may dent the country's trade surplus, with the real having gained more than 40% against the dollar since the end ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP: CHINA   By Thomas Clouse   China has begun taking steps to cool the growth of its automotive market after a 32% increase in vehicle sales last year worsened traffic and air pollution problems in many Chinese cities.   ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

  ROUNDUP: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   New Delhi–based IndiGo, India's third largest domestic airline, placed the world's largest single order ever for commercial jetliners.   Flying high: IndiGo places record-breaking aircraft order IndiGo ordered 180 aircraft with a ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Middle East

ROUNDUP: MIDDLE EAST   By Gordon Platt   Saudi Arabia announced a record budget for 2011, which includes $155 billion in spending, an increase of 7.4% from a year earlier.   Sunny outlook: Qatar's soccer stadiums will use solar power ...

Country Report

Country Report: Angola

ANGOLA: ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY   By Dan Keeler   Ravaged by a 27-year civil war and buffeted by the recent global financial crisis, Angola has suffered more than its fair share of challenges. Undaunted, its leaders are striving ...

Milestones

Singapore: The Cost Of Record Growth

MILESTONES: SINGAPORE   By Thomas Clouse   After a year in which its economy expanded at the fastest rate since it achieved independence in 1965, Singapore may be about to suffer a hangover.   Too hot? Singapore aims for sustainable ...

Corporate Finance

FX: Dollar Still Main Reserve Currency

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Denise Bedell   Contrary to some analysts' expectations, developing countries continue to view the US dollar as the reserve currency of choice, as evidenced by newly allocated official reserves of developing countries—even in ...

Newsmakers

Southern Sudan: World’s Newest Nation

NEWSMAKERS: SOUTHERN SUDAN   By Justin Keay   Sudan, the largest country in Africa and the Arab World—and the tenth largest in the world—is about to get a good deal smaller.   Bold move: Voters decide Southern Sudan's future Preliminary ...

US: Treasurers Oppose Tighter Rules On MMFs

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Anita Hawser   Proprietary trading by banks and OTC derivatives has come under increased regulatory scrutiny following the 2008 subprime crisis, but, to the surprise of many, regulators are also fixing their gaze on money ...