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Cover Story: Greening The Supply Chain

Sustainable Procurement   Rising transportation costs and impending rules on carbon emissions are prompting companies to reassess their sourcing strategies. Many are realizing substantial savings in the process.   By Anita Hawser   When London was awarded the 2012 Olympic ...

Features

Features: Asia Goes Abroad

Regional Report / Asia Investment   Investment into—and out of—Asia bucked the global trend over the past year as China and India continue to power the region’s economic progress.   By Thomas Clouse   The past year has been a ...

Features: Corporate Cards Go Virtual

CORPORATE CARDS GO GLOBAL AND VIRTUAL   Companies are reworking their corporate card programs and setting up new corporate purchase card programs to improve spend management and gain greater control over global expenses.   By Denise Bedell     Companies ...

Features: Intellectual Values

INTELLECTUAL VALUES   Companies on the hunt for liquidity are unearthing hidden treasures in their intellectual property portfolios.   By Antonio Guerrero   As companies strive to make the best use of their assets, to focus on their core operations ...

Award Winners

Features: Awards Ceremony: World’s Best Banks 2009

  Location: IMF Annual Meetings, Istanbul   WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2009   Global Finance’s 13th annual Best Banks awards ceremony was held in early October in Istanbul, as the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank were ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   —Antonio Guerrero   China is extending its access to Africa’s raw materials with a new deal in which it will provide some $7.2 billion in financing to the de-facto government in Guinea, the world’s largest bauxite producer and ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Banco Santander Brasil, the local subsidiary of Spanish banking giant Banco Santander, in October raised more than $8 billion in Brazil’s largest-ever IPO and the world’s largest this year. Abu Dhabi’s state-controlled Aabar Investments ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Going east: GM’s Hummer brand heads to China China celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on October 1 with a morning parade through the main avenues of Beijing, an ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   In a sign of returning confidence, corporate India is rushing to market with a rash of IPOs and share offerings. During the last week of September alone, 20 Indian companies filed draft prospectuses with ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Beating the booze: President Medvedev takes aim at alcoholism In early October Norway’s Telenor and Russian investment vehicle Alfa Group announced an agreement to merge VimpelCom and Kyivstar, their jointly controlled Russian and Ukrainian ...

Supplements

FX Supplement: Who’s Who In Foreign Exchange 2009

Who’s Who   ILYA SOROKIN president and CEO ActForex Ilya Sorokin is president and CEO of ActForex, a New York-based provider of retail foreign exchange trading platforms. The firm’s Internet Currency Trading System (ICTS) has the ability to accommodate various ...

FX Supplement: FX Swaps Get Kid-Glove Treatment

Swaps   Foreign exchange swaps appear to be about to emerge unscathed from the flurry of new regulation prompted by the recent financial turmoil.   By Gordon Platt   Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, released a ...

FX Supplement: Murphy’s Law Rules The FX Market

Managing Volatility   Accurately predicting currency movements can make the difference between profit and loss for a multinational. Fortunately, help is at hand.   By Gordon Platt   Finance ministers and central bankers have a habit of substituting “volatility” for ...

FX Supplement: Spreading The Word

Spread Betting   Spread betting is becoming an increasingly popular form of FX trading. Its proponents are hoping it will grow as a risk management tool, too.   By Anita Hawser   Its initial popularity—and notoriety—may have been among sports ...

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Bernanke Heads Off Big Attack On Dollar With Rate-Hike Talk By Gordon Platt The dollar has lost 12% against a basket of currencies since President Barack Obama took office in January, but selling of the greenback has been orderly, and ...

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Features: Roundtable: Supply Chain Finance

PROVIDING A VITAL NEW LINK IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN.   Global Finance brings together some of the leading experts in supply-chain finance to discuss developments and opportunities in this fast-growing field.   Moderated by Joseph Giarraputo   Global Finance: What’s ...