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Features : Changing Investment Strategies

CHANGING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES CORPORATE TOOLBOX / SHORT-TERM INVESTING Credit market turmoil has forced corporate treasurers to re-evaluate their investment strategies. They are scrutinizing short-term investments for their strength and creditworthiness and demanding much greater information from the banks with whom ...

Features: Cold Turkey

{loadposition Country_Skyscraper_Left} GENERAL INFORMATION Time Zone Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghan, Afghans Total Area 2,381,741 (2006) km² Capital Algiers (2009) Currency Algerian dinars (DZD) (2009) Government type republic (2009) Languages Albania, Albanian, Tirana, Albanians Religions Africa Total population 35.44 million(2009 forecast) Urban ...

GCC Report: Shifting Gears

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / COUNTRY PROFILE: QATAR   Qatar has plenty of gas for the long drive to becoming a knowledge-based economy.     Doha's constantly changing skyline illustrates Qatar's rapid growth.   Qatar has the world’s third-largest reserves of ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : Kenya Calling

AFRICA           Kenya's mobile communications industry flourishes following IPO of Safaricom. A June IPO by Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom was oversubscribed by 532%, according to Kenya’s finance minister Amos Kimunya. The government exercised a provision allowing ...

Country Report

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL     Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.   Calm before the ...

Milestones

Milestones : Banks Struggle To Raise Cash

EUROPE               UBS: Its third cash call, this time to investors, was successful.       Almost a year after the US subprime crisis burst onto the wider global stage, Europe’s banks are paying ...

Milestones : Copper Giant In Sell-off Talks

CHILE               Chile's state-owned copper mine, Codelco, faces opposition over privatization plans.   With the long wave of Latin American privatizations seemingly coming to an end, Chile looks like it might be about to ...

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