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Cover Story: Bitter medicine

BITTER MEDICINE GLOBAL REGULATION     The case for global regulation of the banking and finance industry has become much stronger as a result of the recent crisis. The prospect of creating a workable system, though, is as remote as ...

Features

Features : A Very British Meltdown

A VERY BRITISH MELTDOWN A SYSTEM IN PERIL The swiftness of Britain’s transition from the cutting edge of innovation in banking and finance to representing the epitome of the global crisis has left many heads spinning. But in its dramatic ...

Features : Banking On Innovation

BANKING ON INNOVATION SYSTEMIC RISK Businesses are finding imaginative ways to circumvent the credit crunch. The solutions they adopt now could have profound implications for their future operations.   For months this year, pessimists had been predicting a global financial ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

EM Investor : Infrastructure Etf Debuts On Nyse Arca

NEWS           Invesco PowerShares last month listed a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) on NYSE Arca that focuses on infrastructure construction in emerging market countries. Demand for infrastructure tends to be inelastic because of long-term trends such ...

EM Investor: Latin Steelmaker Builds Empire

COMPANY TO WATCH: GERDAU/BRAZIL     As the global steel industry consolidates, Brazil’s Gerdau is on the prowl. The company already is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, where it has operations in a dozen countries. It ...

Milestones

Milestones : Argentina Seeks End To Default Saga

ARGENTINA       Seeing off the debt: Kirchner hopes investors will accept deal.   In a major policy reversal, the Argentine government is reaching out to holdouts from its $100 billion debt workout in which bondholders received a 70% ...

Milestones : Gdp Growth Surprises—on Low Side

CHINA     Keeping busy: China's policymakers are moving fast to maintain domestic economic activity as global growth ebbs. Following years of double-digit growth in its gross domestic product, China’s economic growth came in at a weaker-than-expected 9% in the ...

Milestones : Sovereign Funds Eye Santiago Principles

GLOBAL       Place of principles: Santiago, Chile's capital, where the funds agreed to a series of standards. The International Working Group (IWG) of 26 member countries of the International Monetary Fund last month released a statement of Generally ...

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Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Fed Chairman Backs Second Stimulus Plan

UNITED STATES       Bernanke: Running out of weapons in the battle against economic turmoil.   Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke urged Congress last month to pass a second economic stimulus plan, saying that the US economy was likely ...

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Features : Roundtable: Custody & Investor Services

SAFE HARBOR CUSTODY & INVESTOR SERVICES Global custodians play a key role in helping their clients weather financial turmoil. Global Finance gathered a group of the industry’s leading players to discuss the implications of—and opportunities presented by—recent events.   White: ...

Features : Roundtable: Supply Chain Financing

SUPPLYING SOLUTIONS SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE At a recent roundtable in London, Global Finance brought together some of the pioneers in the rapidly growing supply chain finance business to discuss the growth of their industry and the impact of the credit ...