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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 ...

Vietnam: Not For The Faint Of Heart

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT
​Vietnam has great potential, but it also has significant hurdles to overcome to improve its business climate for foreign investors. Given the government’s dominance of industries such as agriculture, utilities and banking, those looking to invest must be prepared for the challenge.

Award Winners

World's Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers 2014

GOLD STANDARD By Rebecca Brace and Anita Hawser Global Finance presents the winners of its annual Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers awards. Global multinational corporates may have come out of the 2008 global financial crisis better off than the ...

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 ...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Woos Foreign Investors

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Woos Foreign Investors

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is one of Africa’s last old-school dictators. But he’s proving that he may be able to change—for the better. In the decade ending in 2008, Zimbabwe’s economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.1%. Then, in 2009, the country adopted the US dollar. Since then, growth has averaged nearly 8% per year...

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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 ...