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Cover Story : A Changing Agenda

Latin America There is no longer any doubt that Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’s “Bolivarian Revolution” is having a significant economic and political impact on Latin America. The question now is, Will it last? It’s 11 o’clock in the morning on ...

Features

Features : An Industry In Flux

Hotels, airlines & airports Tightened budgets and new technology have triggered a wave of innovation in the business travel industry. Take-off: Business-only airlines such as Silverjet are hoping to change the face of corporate travel The business travel industry has ...

Features : Change Agents

CUSTODY & INVESTORS’ SERVICES Over the past three decades, the global custody and investors’ services industry has facilitated some of the most dramatic and far-reaching changes in the global financial services landscape. More than 30 years ago Chase Manhattan bank ...

Features : Managing The Managers

TRANSITION MANAGEMENT Increasingly sophisticated clients are demanding ever higher standards from their transition management teams. Citi's Tim Wilkinson Complex portfolio alterations require specialist knowledge across numerous fields, and pension funds, asset managers and insurance firms are increasingly looking for a ...

Features : Opening For Business

Country Report / Malaysia With the South Johor development region opening up and the banking market on the verge of full liberalization, Malaysia presents growing opportunities for investment. Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur After decades of being wary of foreign investors, ...

Features : The World's Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY Global Finance honors the often-hidden providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible. As institutional investors increasingly venture into foreign markets to obtain diversification and higher returns, they rely on global custodians for a wide range ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Features : Change Agents

CUSTODY & INVESTORS’ SERVICES Over the past three decades, the global custody and investors’ services industry has facilitated some of the most dramatic and far-reaching changes in the global financial services landscape. More than 30 years ago Chase Manhattan bank ...

Corporate Finance : Dollar Regains Footing As Fed Gets Vigilant

Foreign exchange Prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this year have given way to worries that the Fed’s tightening cycle may not be over. With the outlook for monetary policy playing a large part in currency movements, ...

Emerging Markets : Em Debt Trading Sets Record

News The value of trading in emerging markets fixed-income instruments totaled $1.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 4% from the same period a year earlier, according to EMTA, formerly the Emerging Markets Traders Association. This ...

Emerging Markets : Financial Sector Reforms Promised

China China will further open its financial sector following the second Strategic Economic Dialogue in Washington, DC, in May. As a result of the meeting, China will ease restrictions on foreign securities firms, allow foreign banks to issue domestic credit ...

Emerging Markets : Russian Bank’s Gdr Issue Is 2,000th Dr Program

Dr news Russia’s state-controlled Vneshtorgbank (VTB) raised nearly $8 billion in its sale of a 22.5% stake in the company, making it Russia’s seventh-largest company by market capitalization. VTB selected The Bank of New York as the depositary bank for ...

Emerging Markets : Telecom Places $1 Billion Order

Company to watch: china mobile/china Hong Kong-based China Mobile is the largest mobile telecom services provider in China, with more than 300 million subscribers and a market share of 67.5%. In June the company placed a $1 billion order with ...

Emerging Markets : Tensions With Trading Partners Reach New Low

Russia Russia's Vladimir Putin at the recent G-8 summit Relations between Russia and the West plunged to fresh post-Cold War lows, as the planned US missile shield in the Czech Republic, the investigation of the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the ...

Best Sub-Custodians

Features : The World's Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY Global Finance honors the often-hidden providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible. As institutional investors increasingly venture into foreign markets to obtain diversification and higher returns, they rely on global custodians for a wide range ...

Milestones

Milestones : Future Of Terrorism Insurance Hangs In The Balance

United states Most companies take out some form of professional indemnity, liability and business insurance, but the latest addition to companies’ insurance portfolios is property terrorism insurance. Such products are becoming increasingly prevalent among larger to mid-size US companies in ...

Milestones : London Takes The Lead For Commerce

Global London: The "epicenter of world commerce" London is perhaps best known for major tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Madame Tussaud’s, but now it has a new moniker as the epicenter of commerce globally, according to ...

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : China’s Solar-energy Ipos Getting Bigger

Global equity/drs China-based manufacturers of products that convert the sun’s rays to electricity are raising growing sums of money on Wall Street to expand their production facilities to meet expanding demand for alternative energy in the face of rising concern ...

Corporate Finance : Dollar Regains Footing As Fed Gets Vigilant

Foreign exchange Prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this year have given way to worries that the Fed’s tightening cycle may not be over. With the outlook for monetary policy playing a large part in currency movements, ...

Corporate Finance : Europe Widens Lead Over Us In Mergers

Mergers & acquisitions Milan-based UniCredito Italiano’s agreement to merge with Rome-based bank Capitalia in a stock-swap transaction valued at $29.5 billion has widened Europe’s lead over the United States in announced M&A; activity so far this year. Thanks in large ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Airbus Gets A Lift As New Orders Pour In

France Louis Gallois: Delivering good news Louis Gallois, president and CEO of Airbus, was all smiles at the Paris Air Show last month. Europe’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer had some good news to announce—deals worth more than $40 billion, including ...

Newsmakers : Corporate Fraud On The Rise Despite Sox

United states Patrick Taylor: No "perfect solution" for fraud prevention Five years ago, in the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) was enacted to prevent financial fraud. However, a recent survey of more than 80 US fraud ...