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Frontier Markets Focus

WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY   By Dan Keeler   In a new monthly feature, Global Finance delves deep into the opportunities in frontier markets. With youthful populations, underutilized natural resources and eagerness to join the global economic community, the world’s frontier ...

Risk: Environmental Liability Insurance

THE POLLUTER PAYS   By Dave Lenckus   As regulators strengthen legislation, pollution insurance is ever-more essential.   Many global companies still see pollution regulation as more bark than bite. But many of the world’s major economies are toughening their ...

Award Winners

Best FX Providers: Global Winners

By Gordon Platt BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS: GLOBAL WINNER Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank increased its market-leading FX volume in 2012, at the same time that it reduced value-at-risk and headcount. Crucial to this development has been its investment in technology, ...

Best FX Providers: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS: REGIONAL WINNER NORTH AMERICA Citi Citi’s foreign exchange operations, CitiFX, had a very good year in 2012, which marked the bank’s 200th anniversary. Its FX volume continued to expand rapidly, and it gained ...

Best FX Providers: Research & Analysis

By Gordon Platt Best Foreign Exchange Research & Analysis RESEARCH BNY Mellon BNY Mellon, one of the largest foreign exchange dealers in the US, trades more than $42 billion in the FX market on an average day. The bank’s 10 ...

Annual Awards: Best FX Providers 2013

THE BIG GET BIGGER   By Gordon Platt   The biggest FX banks are increasing their share of a shrinking market, amid low volatility and despite a speed bump for high-frequency traders.   As global interest rates converge at a ...

Stars Of China Awards Ceremony 2012

LOCATION: BEIJING, CHINA   Global Finance held its annual Stars of China awards ceremony in Beijing in November. Corporate and financial leaders from across the country were present to accept their awards and honor other recipients.   1 Joseph Giarraputo, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

G HANA INVESTS IN RENEWABLES   By Antonio Guerrero   UK-based Blue Energy will invest $400 million to build Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Ghana.   The Nzema project will produce 155 megawatts, increasing the country’s generating capacity ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BP TO EXPAND ETHANOL PRODUCTION   By Antonio Guerrero   Aiming to accelerate industrial growth, the Brazilian government extended its PSI investment program through 2013, providing $48 billion in financing to support subsidized loans for industrial producers to invest in ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

SEC PROBE CASTS SHADOW ON CHINESE FIRMS’ US LISTINGS   By Thomas Clouse   The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against the Chinese branches of five international accounting firms in December for failing to provide information related to ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

FDI Reforms Get Parliamentary Approval   By Aaron Chaze   Both the lower and upper houses of India’s parliament voted during the first week of December to allow foreign direct investment in India’s domestic retail sector—a major win for prime ...

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Country Report: Kuwait

SURMOUNTING THE STATUS QUO   By Justin Keay   Despite its wealth and strong banking sector, Kuwait is being held back by its failure to invest internally and diversify away from oil.   The demonstrations that preceded—and followed—Kuwait’s parliamentary elections ...

Milestones

Europe And UK Relations Hit Low Tide

MILESTONES: UK/EU   By Justin Keay   UK and EU relations have always been tense, but their relationship has deteriorated dramatically in recent months.     While headlines have focused on noisy arguments over support for struggling eurozone members or ...

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Back Page: Polls And Stat - Sovereign Wealth Funds

In 2012, the world’s top 36 sovereign wealth funds totaled nearly $5 trillion. Oil- and gas-related SWFs comprised the majority of the overall dollar amount, at 57.3%. With 40.5% of the total pie, Asia was the region with the largest ...