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Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BRAZILIAN PORTS OPEN TO PRIVATE INVESTORS By Antonio Guerrero The Dilma Rousseff administration signed into law new regulations that open the country’s ports to greater private-sector investments. Approved in June, the policies are expected to help attract up to $12 ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE SOLAR-PANEL MAKERS FACE TRADE TARIFFS IN EUROPE By Thomas Clouse Chinese companies face trade friction in Europe now that the European Commission has imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The EU charges that Chinese companies are selling the panels ...

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The World's Best Supply Chain Finance Providers

Awards: World’s Best Subcustodians 2013

SAFETY FIRST By Gordon Platt Safeguarding client assets has never been more important in this era of global economic uncertainty —and even subcustodians are finding themselves increasingly in the spotlight as a result of sovereign and commercial pressures. With the ...

World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2013: Global Winners

By Anita Hawser and Paula L. Green BEST SUPPLY-CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDER—BANK Citi Some of of the main prerequisites for a bank to be able to support supply-chain finance programs in different countries are its knowledge of local market regulations and ...

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M&A: US, China M&A Activity Heating Up

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Shanghui International, China’s biggest pork producer, agreed to pay $4.7 billion to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. If the deal succeeds, it should be the biggest takeover ...

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Country Report: Nigeria

THE RIGHT ROUTE FOR GROWTH By Antionio Guerrero Nigeria has averaged 7% growth over the past decade. But effectively managing its continued expansion is proving problematic. Infrastructure investment is a key challenge. The Nigeria stock exchange building in the central ...

Risk Management: Reinsurance

ON AN EVEN KEEL By Al Modugno Despite historic catastrophic events over the past two years, reinsurance rates have remained relatively steady, saving primary insurance providers—and thus corporate buyers—from higher costs. With even a hint of any potential rate increases ...

World’s Best Subcustodians 2013: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS Argentina Citi Armenia Ameriabank Australia HSBC Austria UniCredit Bank Austria Bahrain HSBC Belgium KBC Brazil Itaú Unibanco Canada CIBC Mellon Chile Banco de Chile China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Commercial Bank of China Colombia Citi Croatia ...

World’s Best Subcustodians 2013: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt NORTH AMERICA Citi Lee Waite: The rules of the game are not static Citi is the largest subcustodian in the US, the world’s biggest subcustody market. The bank also has the largest proprietary network in the industry, ...