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Looking ahead: shifting sands

Shifting Sands   Global Finance takes a long, hard look at the prospects for the coming decade.   By Dan Keeler   The first decade of the 21st century began with the spectacular and painful collapse of the dot-com bubble ...

Cover Story: A Wide Open World

A WIDE OPEN WORLD   As new technologies help individuals gain greater access to information and data, how they use it will change the corporate and financial worlds forever. To stay ahead of the pack, firms must change the way ...

Cover Story: Building Boom

Building Boom   A much needed explosion in infrastructure spending is already under way in both developed and emerging markets.   By Gordon Platt     The world’s infrastructure will change dramatically in the decade ahead as a result of ...

The new world powers

  THE NEW WORLD POWERS   The coming decade will witness a fundamental rebalancing of economic power, setting the stage for this to become the Asian Century.   By Harold L. Sirkin   It is clear to almost everyone that ...

Banks under fire

Tomorrow’s Battleground For Banks   Banks and regulators worldwide are starting the new decade at loggerheads, but signs are slowly beginning to emerge that point to the future shape of regulation.   By Nick Kochan   Banks are on the ...

The Dollar’s decline

The Dollar’s Decline   A weak dollar may be beneficial to the US in the short term, but it is undermining the dollar’s long-term status as the de facto global currency.   By Laurence Neville   One of the rocks ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Game on: South Africa prepares for the 2010 World Cup This year’s FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa will inject nearly $7.5 billion into the nation’s economy, according to a study by the ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Itaipu: Hydro plant blamed for near-nationwide blackout Banco do Brasil, controlled by the federal government, may seek up to $4.4 billion in primary and secondary share offerings during the first half of the year, ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Racing ahead: Incentives are helping drive record Chinese auto sales China’s real estate market continued to heat up in November, with housing prices in 70 large and medium-size cities rising 5.7% year on year, ...

Emerging Markets: DR News

Banco do Brasil Establishes OTC-Traded DR Program   By GP   Banco do Brasil, one of the biggest banks in Latin America, has established an American depositary receipt program in the over-the-counter market. It selected BNY Mellon as depositary for ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Not for sale: India’s farmers are resisting land acquisitions India’s government is forging ahead with its privatization program and has asked various ministries for a list of companies that could be considered for disinvestment— ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Dubai International Financial Center: Turmoil casts doubt over future The repercussions from the debt-standstill by investment company Dubai World will be felt for months, if not years, to come. Moody’s Investors Service on December ...

Emerging Markets: News

M&A; Wave Could Lift Asian Markets In 2010   By Gordon Platt   Increased merger and acquisition activity is likely to be the next driver of growth in many Asian markets, says Jason Pidcock, investment leader, Asia-Pacific equities, for Newton, ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

  Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Medvedev : Budget focuses on short-term measures The long-anticipated IPO of Russian aluminum producer Rusal was delayed until the first half of 2010 after the Hong Kong stock exchange declined to approve the ...

Milestones

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Corporate Finance Focus Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage Adapts To Changed Landscape In Post-Crisis World By Gordon Platt Before the global financial crisis hit, prime brokerage had become one of the fastestgrowing products in the foreign exchange market. The service enables ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: Anti-Corruption Drive Goes Away

Indonesia   By Thomas Clouse   Yudhoyono: Two key aides fall under suspicion Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in cities across Indonesia on December 9 to urge the government to do more to fight corruption. The ...

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