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Cover Story

Cover Story : Look Ahead to 2005

Around the world, hopes are high for what this year will bring. We take a look at the prospects in the key regions and emerging markets.


ochhialapre As 2005 begins to unfold, investors and corporates around the world have plenty of ...

Milestones

Milestones : Two Centuries of Debt on Display

Argentina


bsas01 When Argentina unveils its Museum of Foreign Debt in March, organizers are not aiming for busloads of camera-toting tourists. Instead, they hope it will help Argentines grasp how it is that their country has been in a perennial headlock ...

Milestones : BSCH’s Dreams of Empire

Spain


emilio-botin01 When BSCH, Spain’s largest bank, set out on a banking sector acquisition spree throughout Latin America a few years ago, many regarded its chairman, Emilio Botin, as a modern-day ‘conquistador.’ Today, Botin rules over BSCH from Ciudad Grupo ...

Features

Features : Treasury & Cash Management

Slow Technology Take-up Hinders Forecasting
Technological advances have made cash forecasting much more accurate. Many companies have yet to take advantage of the new capabilities, though.

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Ask any corporate treasurer or collections manager how they do their cash forecasting, and ...

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2005
Global Finance selects the leaders in the world’s biggest financial market.


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The recent slide in the value of the dollar has focused the eyes of the world on the foreign exchange markets ...

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2005

Global Finance selects the leaders in the world’s biggest financial market.

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2005
Regional Winners
North America
Citigroup
Latin America
Citigroup
Western Europe
Deutsche Bank
Western Europe (Honorable Mention)
BNP
Western Europe (Honorable Mention ...

Corporate Finance

Editor's Letter : Dear Reader

Vive La Resolution!

For many people, the New Year is a time to take stock of their lives and to set goals for the year ahead...

Corporate Finance : Corporate Debt

Corporate Financing Focus
Role of Insurance Grows in Global Debt Offerings as Complexity Increases


Isbank of Turkey completed a $600 million securitization deal based on diversified payment rights on November 22, 2004, with Standard Chartered Bank as sole lead manager ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

Analysts Expect Dollar Déjà vu: More Losses


The outlook for the dollar in 2005 depends on a host of factors, some of which nobody could possibly foresee. But the most likely scenario, analysts say, is a continued orderly decline, with ...

Corporate Finance : Global Equity/drs

China Netcom’s IPO Raises $1.2 Billion


China Netcom, China’s second-biggest fixed-line phone company, raised $1.2 billion in an initial public offering of shares in Hong Kong and American depositary receipts in New York.

The company plans ...

Corporate Finance : Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity Funds go Shopping in Europe


New York-based private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in its third European acquisition of 2004, led a group that agreed on November 30 to buy electrical equipment supplier Rexel from France’s Pinault-Printemps-Redoute ...

Newsmakers

The World's Best Foreign Exchange Banks

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2005
Global Finance selects the leaders in the world’s biggest financial market.


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The recent slide in the value of the dollar has focused the eyes of the world on the foreign exchange markets ...