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Slashing Saudi Oil Reliance

COUNTRY REPORT By Gordon Platt The coming year could be crucial for Saudi Arabia, as the Middle Eastern powerhouse deals with a changing global landscape in terms of both its primary economic driver—oil—and its key international partnerships. Three years after ...

Risk Management: Insuring Trade Credit

A CONVERSATION STARTER   By Paula L. Green   Trade credit insurance is making it easier for companies to interact with their suppliers around the world, and usage is soaring as global corporations recognize the risk-mitigating benefits.   For L’Oreal ...

Zambian Growth Story

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT
​Zambia’s strong and stable economic expansion is enticing firms looking to build their African presence. Among frontier markets in sub-Saharan Africa, the country stands out for its stable economy and its long record of strong growth. These factors have helped attract investors to this copper-rich, landlocked nation of 14 million people..

Emerging Markets Roundup

Dubai Gets World Expo Fever

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Gordon Platt The Dubai Financial Market was one of the best-performing equity markets in the world in 2013, with the general index nearly doubling. Confidence in the emirate was boosted by news that it won the ...

Global Salon

Global Salon: Georges Ugeux

EMERGING MARKETS 2.0   By Udayan Gupta   At Global Finance ’s Salon in New York in January, Georges Ugeux, CEO of New York–based investment bank Galileo Global Advisors, discussed the economic landscape faced by India and China in 2014 ...

Special Section

World’s Best Trade Finance Banks

Jump To See Winners ANNUAL SURVEY: TRADE FINANCE BECOMES AN ASSET CLASS Global Finance presents its annual awards for the Best Trade Finance Institutions globally, regionally, and by country. The outlook for the trade finance business in 2014 is rosy, ...

Milestones

Israel–Palestine Gas Accord

Israel–Palestine Gas Accord

MILESTONES By Luca Ventura When in early January the US secretary of state John Kerry traveled to the Middle East, newspaper headlines mostly focused on his attempt to push yet another peace deal between Israel and Palestine. His efforts, however, ...

Corporate Finance

Equity: Capital Market Activity Rises

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS   By Gordon Platt   A total of $797 billion of equity capital was issued globally in 2013, up 27% from a year earlier, while underwriting fees rose 34%, according to Thomson Reuters. The volume of initial ...

Central Banks Hold Key To FX Moves

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS   By Gordon Platt   Central bank policies in the major economies will likely be the main guide for currency exchange rates this year, analysts say. Janet Yellen’s confirmation as the new head of the Federal Reserve ...

Newsmakers

Beale Takes Helm At Lloyd’s

Beale Takes Helm At Lloyd’s

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright One of the world’s oldest insurance markets, Lloyd’s of London, has appointed the first female CEO in its 325-year history. But as the London market confronts one of the most challenging periods in its development, new ...

Telecom Tycoon Bets On Mobile Wallet

NEWSMAKERS By Erik Heinrich Zimbabwe’s Strive Masiyiwa is a man who knows a thing or two about setting lofty goals and achieving them. The wireless communications tycoon is already his country’s richest man and only billionaire, but his latest business ...

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Polls & Stats: The Wireless Economy In Ascendance

“The Internet has now transformed from a useful platform to an essential and multidimensional infrastructure that needs to be kept open and decentralized in order to enable communication, collaboration, innovation, inclusive participation and economic growth... The Internet economy has now ...