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Country Report: China

OUT OF THE SHADOWS By Arthur Clennam The instability of China’s banking system is underscored by its structured-trust-product nightmare. Since the onset of 2014, old lions such as investor George Soros have characterized China’s banking woes as the most severe ...

Country Report: Angola

MOVING FORWARD IN FITS AND STARTS By Valentina Pasquali Angola is making all the right moves when it comes to attracting inter-national investment and diversifying its economy beyond oil. However, corruption and bureaucracy still present challenges for investors. Promise and ...

Risk Management: Cyberrisk Insurance

CYBER SAVOIR FAIRE By Paula L. Green Regulation is still struggling to keep up with rapidly evolving cyberrisks but is already driving uptake of cyberrisk insurance in some markets. Companies are taking note of the changing landscape. Spooked by the ...

Award Winners

Trade Finance Awards Ceremony 2014

LOCATION: LONDON, UK Global Finance held its Best Trade Finance Banks 2014 ceremony during the BAFT global annual meeting in London in January. Corporate and financial leaders from around the world were present to accept their awards and honor other ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Global Salon

Global Salon: Markus Schomer

THE DISCERNING EYE By Tiziana Barghini Not all emerging markets are created equal, as the current EM crisis has once again demonstrated. Global Finance sat down with Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, to discuss the 2014 economic outlook ...

Milestones

Jordan: Big Changes Afoot In Aqaba

MILESTONES By Justin Keay First Jordan was hit by the global economic crisis, which slowed annual growth rates from around 8% to 3% and reduced foreign direct investment to a trickle. Now Syria’s bloody civil war is threatening to overwhelm ...

Corporate Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions: Cable Tv Industry Consolidates

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt Comcast agreed in February to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal worth more than $45 billion that would combine the two largest cable operators in the US. The proposed offer apparently unplugged ...

Newsmakers

US: New Microsoft CEO's First Moves

US: New Microsoft CEO's First Moves

NEWSMAKERS By Efraim Chalamish Satya Nadella, a Microsoft insider who came up through the ranks to become Microsoft’s executive vice president, Cloud and enterprise, has replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO. Choosing Nadella is a safe bet: He has been with ...

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Polls & Stats: Joining The Developed Markets Club

“The emerging economies’ average [on the PwC Escape Index, which measures how countries can “escape” from their current economic position and move into a higher economic gear] has continued to rise since 2007, while the advanced economies’ average has fallen ...