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Emerging Markets Roundup

SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK NAMES FEMALE CEO

SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK NAMES FEMALE CEO

NCB Capital, a major Saudi Arabian investment bank, named Sarah Al-Suhaimi, an accomplished asset manager, as its new CEO. She is the first woman to head an investment bank in the kingdom. The Saudi government owns part of National Commercial Bank, which controls NCB Capital.

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Milestones

INDONESIA REBUFFS FOREIGN INVESTORS: REVIEWS TRADE TREATIES

INDONESIA REBUFFS FOREIGN INVESTORS: REVIEWS TRADE TREATIES

Only two weeks ahead of the April 9 parliamentary elections and under pressure from a billion-dollar lawsuit, the Indonesian government announced it would terminate some 67 bilateral investment treaties—which regulate investment in the country by foreigners—as they come up for renewal.

SHARE BUYBACKS – THE DARLING OF WALL STREET

SHARE BUYBACKS – THE DARLING OF WALL STREET

Despite a pause in February, when the number of share purchase authorizations declined by 32% over the same period a year ago, share buybacks are still very popular on Wall Street.

Features

Corporate Finance

SANCTIONS THREATEN RUSSIAN DEALS

SANCTIONS THREATEN RUSSIAN DEALS

Mergers and acquisitions involving Russian companies, including Morgan Stanley’s planned sale of its global oil-trading unit to Rosneft, are threatened by Western sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Newsmakers

Special Section

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

BEST BANKS 2014: ASIA-PACIFIC

BEST BANKS 2014: ASIA-PACIFIC

Developing Asia will grow by 6.2% this year and 6.5% next, according to Asian Development Bank estimates, up slightly from 6.1% in 2013. Despite the uptick in overall growth, banks around the region continue to face challenging landscapes.