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Islamic Finance Goes Global

COMING OF AGE   By Anit a Hawser   Islamic finance is starting to spread within the countries of North Africa with high Muslim concentrations.   Any discussion of Islamic finance usually includes Islamic financial hubs such as Malaysia or ...

Latin America: Rise Of The Mexican Jaguar

RISE OF THE “JAGUAR”   By Antonio Guerrero   Mexico’s new business-friendly president has promised to open up state-owned oil companies to private investment. If so, Mexico could overtake Brazil as the region’s largest economy within a decade.   Photo ...

Risk Management: Business Continuity

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED   By Paula Green   Recent natural disasters in Japan and Thailand highlight the need for companies to insure against business interruption.   Photo Credits: RUCHOS / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM About the only sure thing risk managers and their insurers ...

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Awards: Stars of China 2012

NEW BALANCING ACT   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese policymakers must find news ways to boost domestic consumption and reduce economic reliance on stimulus investing in order to balance short- and long-term growth goals.   China's economic planners have performed ...

Stars of China 2012: Bank Winners

By Thomas Clouse BANKS WINNERS BEST CITY COMMERCIAL Bank of Nanjing China's more than 140 city commercial banks are facing increasing competition from each other as well as their bigger national counterparts and smaller rural finance neighbors. Against this competitive ...

Stars of China 2012: Corporate Winners

By Thomas Clouse CORPORATE WINNERS AUTOMOBILES Great Wall Motors Competition is fierce in China's automotive industry, and slowing sales growth this year has added even more pressure to the country's automotive producers. Great Wall has responded to that pressure with ...

World’s Best Banks Awards Ceremony 2012

AWARDS CEREMONY: LOCATION TOKYO, JAPAN   Global Finance held its annual Best Banks awards ceremony in Tokyo in October. The event took place during the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank.   Financial leaders from around the world ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup: China

NO-SHOW AT IMF   By Thomas Clouse   China’s once-a-decade leadership transition will begin on November 8 at the Communist Party’s 18th Congress.   Chinese banks skipped the World Bank/IMF meetings in Tokyo last month amid a territorial dispute with Japan, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

COMMODITIES BOOM SEES AFRICA OUTPACE GLOBAL GROWTH   By Antonio Guerrero   African economic growth is outpacing the global average for the first time, according to a World Bank report, with such sub-Saharan countries as Sierra Leone, Niger and Angola ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

CONFIDENCE RISING   By Aaron Chaze   Economic policy reforms are having the desired effect: The confidence level of Indian businesses is on an upswing.   A survey by research firm Dun & Bradstreet shows that Indian companies now expect greater ...

Global Salon

Salon: Luigi Zingales Populist Revolt

POPULIST REVOLT   By Vanessa Drucker   Global Finance held its monthly Salon in the magazine’s New York office with Luigi Zingales, professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and author ...

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FX Supplement: Introduction: Uncertainty Reigns

UNCERTAINTY REIGNS   The foreign exchange market is going through a period of significant change on multiple fronts. New regulations introduced in the wake of the financial crisis will redefine users of foreign exchange services and divide the market into ...

FX Supplement: Winners’ Circle: Foreign Exchange

LONG-TERM DEPENDABILITY   By Kathryn Tully   The overall winning bank and many of the regional category winners for foreign exchange have remained consistently strong for over a decade.   Deutsche Bank has been the magazine’s global winner for foreign ...

FX Supplement: FX Market Overview

FX EXCELS WHILE OTHER ASSETS FALTER   By Gordon Platt   The FX markets are evolving: Trade and currency internationalization, and the shift toward exchanges, will further this process.   Foreign exchange has proven itself as a separate asset class ...

FX Supplement: The Euro Belies the Pessimists

PROFITING FROM THE BEAUTY PAGEANT   By Laurence Neville   Despite the eurozone’s debt woes, the euro has remained remarkably resilient thanks to a range of factors, including a more credible ECB under Mario Draghi and diversification away from the ...

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Country Report: Lebanon

AGAINST ALL ODDS   By Justin Keay   Mid-20th-century tourists flocked to Lebanon, the Switzerland of the East. War and instability long ago changed that. Now, with the Syrian conflict spilling over its borders, the country faces yet another round ...

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Polls and Stats: Emerging Markets Lead Higher Education Grads

Tertiary Degree Graduates Aged 25-34 (in millions) Tertiary Degrees By Percentage of OECD And G20 Total   *   OECD estimate based on the same average annual growth rate as that observed between 2000 and 2009 + Germany and ...

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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR We received the following letter from the Bank of Korea press office. We are not surprised that some of our features generate controversy. We affirm our right to express an editorial stance based on our ...