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Cover Story

Hitting a Wall of Debt

COVER STORY: CORPORATE DEBT   A gargantuan wall of debt coming due over the next few years could impede all but the highest-rated corporations’ efforts to refinance their debt.   By Jonathan Gregson   Just as the United States and ...

Features

Exchange-Traded Derivatives

DERIVED VALUE   Global Finance brings together a group of industry leaders to discuss the prospects for the exchange-traded derivatives market.   Moderated by Joseph Giarraputo     Global Finance: The global financial system has come through a near-death experience. ...

Latin America Takes a Right Turn

RIGHT TURN   A rash of recent elections in Latin America has produced a marked swing to the political right. The region's new leaders are trying to strike a delicate balance as they attempt to build on their leftist predecessors' ...

Award Winners

Best Emerging Market Banks 2010

BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2010 In our 17th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we select winners in 101 countries and five regions. By Gordon Platt   Emerging market banks have sailed through the global financial crisis ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Digging deep: Companies mining in Zambia face high taxes The World Bank is asking members to support a controversial $3.75 billion loan to Eskom, South Africa's state-run power utility. The loan would be used ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Cotton on: End of trade battle gives hope in ethanol dispute The Brazilian government launched the second phase of its economic stimulus plan, this time involving an estimated $883 billion in infrastructure investments through ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Capital idea: Investors can now buy futures China's economy grew by 11.9% in the first quarter of the year, its fastest rate in three years, as retail sales jumped 17.9% and fixed asset investment ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Reliable growth: India’s largest company expands its reach Reliance Industries, India's largest company by market value and owner of both India's largest gas field and the world's largest crude-refining complex, has successfully acquired a ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Moscow metro bombings provoke renewed security fears Two suicide bombings in the Moscow metro in late March that killed more than 40 people renewed fears about the terrorist threat in Russia's population centers. The ...

Country Report

Milestones

Milestones: IMF Adds Voice To Systemic Risk Debate

Global   By Anita Hawser   Reid: Imposing strict limits might impede growth With the concept of systemic risk still preoccupying global banking regulators, the International Monetary Fund has weighed in on the debate with some suggestions for far-reaching and ...

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

STRENGTH IN US ECONOMY PROPELS DOLLAR, AS INTEREST RATE INCREASES DRAW CLOSER   By Gordon Platt   The dollar has found a new reason to rally. Earlier this year, the greenback benefited from the sovereign risk crisis that focused on ...

Corporate Finance: M&A

EMERGING MARKETS M&A; RISES SHARPLY   By Gordon Platt   Mergers and acquisitions involving companies in emerging markets more than doubled in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching $183 billion, according to ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: Kyrgyz Turmoil Rattles Russia

Kyrgyz Republic   By Simon Watkins   Kurmanbek Bakiyev After a week of defying a provisional government that seized power in an armed uprising that left at least 84 people dead, the Kyrgyz Republic's ousted president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, resigned and ...

Newsmakers: Malaysia Seeks To Regain Momentum

Malaysia   By Thomas Clouse   Najib Abdul Razak aims to boost Malaysia’s growth Malaysian prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has unveiled a new economic blueprint as part of his long-term strategy to transform Malaysia from a middle-income to a ...