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Demand For Hedging Surges

FOCUS: COMMODITY RISK   By Michael Shari   Renewed turmoil in Europe, supply shortages and the growing impact of financial investors are driving renewed demand for commodities hedging.   For most of 2010, producers and consumers of many commodities had ...

Islamic Finance: A New Frontier

TRENDS: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN LATIN AMERICA   By Antonio Guerrero   With Islamic financial institutions seeking to expand into emerging markets in Africa and Asia, could Latin America be next?   While Islamic financial institutions have aggressively expanded through Asia and ...

SEPA Update: Slow Progress

UPDATE: SEPA   By Anita Hawser   Proponents of the Single Euro Payments Area are considering stringent measures to encourage companies to hop on board.   As eurozone countries busy themselves implementing liquidity measures designed to calm market fears about ...

Award Winners

World’s Best FX Providers 2011

ANNUAL SURVEY: UNCERTAINTY BREEDS CURRENCY VOLATILITY   By Gordon Platt   Global Finance selects the leaders in the world's biggest financial market, where trading averages $4 trillion a day.   Europe's sovereign debt crisis, China's monetary tightening and the Federal ...

Biggest Emerging Market Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: EM 200   By Dan Keeler   Regional powerhouses in Asia and Latin America continue to build their presence as their markets recover strongly from the global recession.   While much of the developed world continues to wrestle ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

DR News: Taiwanese Firms Eye ADR Platform

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: DR NEWS   By Gordon Platt   Companies based in Taiwan that already have global depositary receipt (GDR) programs will explore establishing new Level 1 American depositary receipt (ADR) programs over the next 18 months, according to ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

ROUNDUP: AFRICA   By Antonio Guerrero   Electricity goes private Nigeria requires annual investments of up to $10 billion to tackle its infrastructure deficit, according to government officials in Abuja. Much of the investment would be focused on meeting the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

ROUNDUP: BRAZIL   By Antonio Guerrero   Rousseff: Getting off to a steady start Brazil's newly installed president, Dilma Rousseff, provided a firm indication of her administration's plan to continue the economic policies of her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP: CHINA   By Thomas Clouse   China's Internet users present a rich potential market Growth in consumer and producer prices in China continued to accelerate in November, prompting policy makers to raise reserve ratios and direct the country's state-owned ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   India's craving for luxury cars grows Significant improvement in heavy industrial sectors drove up India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) by nearly 11% year-on-year during October 2010, a significant step up from September's ...

Company To Watch: Infosys Technologies

EMERGING MARKET INVESTOR: COMPANY TO WATCH: INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES / INDIA   By Gordon Platt   Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies, the second largest company by market capitalization on the Bombay Stock Exchange, announced one of the first mobile-banking solutions that offers financial-management ...

Country Report

Country Report: Libya

LIBYA: OPENING UP   By Justin Keay   As its economy slowly becomes more open, Libya is attracting the attention of a wider range of potential investors than just adventurous oil companies.   In the old days of the Soviet ...

Milestones

China: China Passes US In CleanTech Spend

MILESTONES: CHINA   By Denise Bedell   High energy: Government targets boost windpower With strong government backing and clear goals for increased capacity development, China is fast surpassing its counterparts in the West, including the US and Germany, in building ...

LatAm: Growth Brings Hope For Region’s Poorest

MILESTONES: LATIN AMERICA   By Antonio Guerrero   Looking up: Poverty is declining in Latin America Latin America's robust recovery from the global financial crisis is having an impact even on the poorest people in the region, according to a ...

South Korea: Trade Pact To Fuel Export Growth

MILESTONES: SOUTH KOREA   By Thomas Clouse   Seoul: Tighter ties with the United States South Korea finalized details of its free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States last month, more than three years after the former presidents of ...

Corporate Finance

FX: Dollar Recovers As US Yields Rise

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The tax deal reached between President Obama and the opposition Republican Party could boost US economic growth to around 3% in 2011, economists forecast. The improved economic outlook and rising bond yields ...

Newsmakers

UK: Businesses Brace For Bribery Crackdown

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Awser   High risk: UK bribery law will affect companies worldwide In a sign that regulators are clamping down on bribery and corruption in international business, from April 2011 the UK will implement what legal ...

US: Obama Sets New Course For Next Two Years

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   Obama: Changing course President Barack Obama's tax deal with the Republican opposition and his efforts to woo business leaders demonstrate a willingness to compromise and suggest a new direction for his administration ...

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