Cover Story

Cover story : Shaping Up

When companies choose to do the right thing—for whatever reasons—it’s good
not just for their corporate souls but for their business, too.


If it was a trend this time last year, it is a veritable frenzy this ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Milestones : Taking Note

“Argentine government officials want to ensure they are insulated from
short-term speculative flows of capital” —José M. Barrionuevo, Barclays



UNITED STATES
HERE COME THE EUROPEANS

It’s hard to believe that it was just three years ago that Nasdaq swaggered ...

Milestones

Milestones : Taking Note

“Argentine government officials want to ensure they are insulated from
short-term speculative flows of capital” —José M. Barrionuevo, Barclays



UNITED STATES
HERE COME THE EUROPEANS

It’s hard to believe that it was just three years ago that Nasdaq swaggered ...

Features

Features : A Point of Principle

Ten global banking giants have taken a bold step toward ensuring projects they finance around the world meet strict environmental and social criteria. The impact of this move could be dramatic.



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Early last month 10 of the world’s leading ...

Features : Best Sub-custodians In 2003

Global Finance selects the winners in a specialized area of finance—one that is often hidden to end-users of custody services.


1 Sub-custodians form the bedrock of the custody business. They hold and process securities on behalf of other custodians and ...

Features : Companies Weigh the Cost of Pensions Bill

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Corporate finance executives in the US are eagerly tracking a piece of federal legislation that could save companies billions of dollars when funding their pension programs.The provision,part of a bill known as the Pension Preservation and Savings Expansion ...

Features : Lula’s Recipe for Brazil’s Economic Recovery

A Little Bit of Give and Take
Brazil’s new leader continues to impress the international financial community with his steadfast commitment to economic reform and his skillful navigation of some difficult political terrain.

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The politically savvy administration of Brazil ...

Features : Round Up Some Deals

Latin American Corporate Finance Teams Get Ready to Round Up Some Deals

Corporate financing in Latin America is about to make a comeback, as deals that make strategic sense can’t be put off any longer, bankers say.

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Growing confidence ...

Corporate Finance

Features : Round Up Some Deals

Latin American Corporate Finance Teams Get Ready to Round Up Some Deals

Corporate financing in Latin America is about to make a comeback, as deals that make strategic sense can’t be put off any longer, bankers say.

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Growing confidence ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Claiming The Spoils Of War

BULGARIA “Bulgaria never heard the words ‘odious debt’ when we were asked to repay.” —Milen Veltchev, Bulgaria’s Finance minister Bulgaria’s young finance minister Milen Veltchev spent much of June in New York and Washington trying to cash in on his ...

Newsmakers : Corporate Criminals Begin Drawing Jail Time

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June may be a good month for weddings and graduations, but this rainy June in the US Northeast was not a propitious period for executives charged with corporate wrongdoing.


22 On June 10, Samuel Waksal, former ImClone Systems CEO ...

Newsmakers : Spicing Up The Street

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Sex, money and power have always been closely related, and on a recent morning in New York City the three came together in the heart of the financial world. While traders were taking a well-deserved break, the New ...

Newsmakers : Trouble At The Landesbanken

GERMANY

The departure in June of CEO Jürgen Sengera from WestLB raised as many questions as it answered about the future operations of Germany’s fifth-largest bank and the country’s entire system of state-owned regional banks, or Landesbanken.


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The World's Best Sub-Custodians

Features : Best Sub-custodians In 2003

Global Finance selects the winners in a specialized area of finance—one that is often hidden to end-users of custody services.


1 Sub-custodians form the bedrock of the custody business. They hold and process securities on behalf of other custodians and ...

Additional Stories

Corporate Finance :Companies Refinancing Bonds at Record Pace

THE AMERICAS

Corporations with lessthan- perfect credit ratings are rushing to borrow in the US high-yield bond market to refinance outstanding issues at lower rates and to avoid using bank loans, analysts say.


New-issuance volume soared to a monthly record ...