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Features : Seeking Out Growth

REGIONAL REPORT / NORDIC BANKING As Nordic banks look further outside their home markets for growth, the rewards—and also the risks—are increasing. Over the past few years, banks in the Nordic region have benefited from highly favorable economic conditions across ...

Award Winners

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS Individually, many of the world’s leading central bankers seemed to be in disarray after the subprime debacle began to unfold in mid-2007. As a group, though, they acted with remarkably unity. The central ...

Features : The World’s Safest Banks 2007

  ANNUAL SURVEY/ WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies. Images of customers queuing to withdraw their savings from Britain’s Northern Rock ...

Features : World’s Best Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS At a time when the world economic outlook is more uncertain than it has been in years, the banking industry finds itself at the vortex of a financial market storm that originated in subprime ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets : EM Buyers Sitting On Long-Term Gains

NEWS Foreign institutional buyers who purchased emerging market equities to realize value from long-term investments are not exiting their positions, despite increased volatility in global markets, according to a leading broker in the markets. There has been no increase in ...

Emerging Markets : Growth Races Ahead

INDIA     Organized retail is growing in India. India’s economic growth continues apace. For the April-June 2007 quarter, which is the first for the Indian fiscal year, GDP growth was 9.3%—up marginally from the previous quarter’s growth, which came ...

Country Report

Features : Aiming To Please

COUNTRY REPORT / PHILIPPINES     Schleimer: The Clean Air Act could be used to regulate greenhouse gases With the May general election safely behind it, the Philippine government hopes to use the next three years of relative political quietude ...

Features : Balancing Act

COUNTRY REPORT / BRAZIL     Buffeted by the shockwaves from the US subprime mortgage crisis, Brazil has to steer a steady course if it is to keep its economic development on track.     Buffeted by the shockwaves from ...

Milestones

Milestones : No Credit Crunch Here

CHINA       Feeling the squeeze: Chinas shoppers face swiftly growing prices. China’s central bank increased reserve requirements for the seventh time this year in September in a losing battle to control the growth in bank credit. Outstanding loans ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : The Maestro Strikes A Chord

UNITED STATES     Alan Greenspan: Introducing his own turbulence to the markets. Talk about good timing. Alan Greenspan’s memoirs, entitled The Age of Turbulence, topped the bestseller list at Amazon.com last month as volatility continued to rattle global financial ...