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Environmental Risk Insurance

ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE: GLOBAL EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT   By Anita Hawser   Environmental risk insurers are offering more sophisticated solutions and a broader range of coverage amounts.   A fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, Netherlands, in January 2011. ...

Sector Report: Commodities

COMMODITIES TEST THE BORDERS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE   By Michael Shari   Commodity producers are turning to specialized banks that are willing to take multiple layers of risk in private deals.   Great ideas are born at times like these. ...

Sector Report: Real Estate Finance

REAL ESTATE FINANCING: NEW AVENUES   By Vanessa Drucker   Real estate projects are getting capital injections from new and diverse sources as traditional bank lending dries up.   Banks around the world have become skittish about lending. Although central ...

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Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY & AWARDS: FX PROVIDERS BET BIG ON TECHNOLOGY   By Gordon Platt   The most successful FX banks are boosting their IT spending and competing on price and service in an effort to maintain market share.   As the ...

Best Foreign Exchange Research & Analysis

By Gordon Platt BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESEARCH & ANALYSIS RESEARCH BNY Mellon BNY Mellon, one of the largest foreign exchange dealers in the United States, offers support in virtually all currencies, with particular expertise in emerging markets.   Derrick, BNY Mellon ...

Best Online Foreign Exchange Trading Systems

By Gordon Platt BEST ONLINE FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING SYSTEMS BANK SYSTEM State Street’s Currenex The Currenex foreign exchange trading platform uses patented technology to match orders and aggregate liquidity. Its high-speed, low-latency API (application programming interface) provides access to live, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

DR News: Unsponsored ADR Market To Slow

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: DR NEWS   By Gordon Platt   New unsponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program creation is likely to slow down in the short to medium term, according to a report by Celent, a Boston-based financial research and consulting ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

NIGERIAN INBOUND INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK IMPROVING   By Antonio Guerrero   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration is reviewing industrial policies to encourage foreign companies exporting finished goods to Nigeria to instead manufacture them locally.   New policies encourage local assembly ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE REGULATORS TARGET ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR IN STATE-OWNED FIRMS   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese regulators have targeted state-owned enterprises in an anti-monopoly investigation for the first time.   Photo Credit: Chen Wei Seng / Shutterstock.com China’s two largest fixed-line telephone operators—China ...

Global Salon

Global Salon

WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY   By Matt Greco   Global Finance sat down with Martin Fridson, high-yield market specialist and global credit strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management, in early December to get his take on US and global debt markets ...

Country Report

Country Report: Kuwait

LONG-TERM VISION   By Justin Keay   Kuwait’s development in recent years has been driven by the state, with little FDI. However, upcoming elections promise a new government that could improve the business climate for foreign investors.   When protesters ...

Milestones

Resource-Rich Myanmar Open For Investment

MILESTONES: MYANMAR   By Thomas Clouse   Preparing to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2014, Myanmar is also opening its doors to foreign investment.   A new dawn breaks in Myanmar, which is open for business Leaders from ASEAN’s ...

Toronto To Overtake London As A Hub For Bankers

MILESTONES: TORONTO   By Erik Heinrich   Canada’s financial capital is on track to become one of the largest global banking centers—overtaking London in the number of banking jobs by 2017, according to Moody’s Analytics.   Toronto to overtake London in banking ...

Corporate Finance

FX: Eurozone Plan Is A Start

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Another EU summit ended in December with agreement on a new fiscal compact for the eurozone, but like previous efforts to rescue the common currency, the accord was less than comprehensive, and ...

Newsmakers

Barney Frank Says Farewell To Congress

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Paula Green   Will Wall Street miss US Congressman Barney Frank, the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) and architect of the 2010 legislation aiming to avert another global financial disaster?   Frank ...

Mistry To Take The Helm At Tata Sons

NEWSMAKERS: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   After two decades leading India’s largest and most respected conglomerate, Ratan Tata will step down in December 2012 as chairman of Tata Sons—the holding company that runs the $83 billion Tata group of companies, with ...

Rajoy Hopes To Reassure Investors In Spain

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN   By Valentina Pasquali   Like Greece and Italy, Spain too has a new government, tasked with bringing the country back from the brink.   Rajoy heads new government Unlike Greece’s Lucas Papademos and Italy’s Mario Monti, Spain’s prime ...

Sanusi Fears Impact Of European Crisis

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA   By Anita Hawser   Nigerian central bank governor Lamido Sanusi believes the likelihood of European banks going into a major crisis is quite high, and is concerned over the impact on Nigerian oil exports.   Sanusi looks to Asia ...

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