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Cover Story: African stepping up

AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development is still constrained by a historic dearth of infrastructure investment. Private sector investors might be able to provide the hitherto missing link.       Controversial development: Dams such as the Kariba on ...

Features

Features : Power Play

ANALYSIS / RUSSIA’S GEORGIA GAMBIT Russia’s recent assault on Georgia raises some scary prospects for European nations dependent on energy supplies from West Asia.     Double act: Vladimir Putin passed the presidency to Dmitry Medvedev but still retains much ...

Features : The perils of prosperity

ECONOMIC UPDATE / CHINA As the dust settles after the Olympic games, China is facing a less certain economic future.     Relentless progress: Construction work in Beijing's booming central business district. China opened the 29th Olympic games on August ...

Features : The Threat From Within

AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE Despite the increasingly sophisticated solutions deployed to prevent it, rogue trading is still a serious problem in the banking industry.   Every year banks spend billions deploying sophisticated filtering and electronic “perimeter fence” technologies to try to ...

Award Winners

Features : World's Best Banks 2008

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2008     Now more than ever, the world’s best banks deserve recognition for continuing to provide excellent products and high levels of service to their clients, despite the distractions of the global credit ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Country Report

Features : Balancing Act

COUNTRY REPORT / TURKEY Turkey’s Islamist government has narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis, but it is still treading a fine line in its quest for economic progress.   When Turkey’s constitutional court dismissed a move in July to outlaw the ...

Milestones

Milestones : IMF Seeks To Buff Up Tarnished Image

UNITED STATES       IMF: Many view it as responsible for causing, not reducing, poverty. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not likely to win any popularity contests anywhere in the world these days. Emerging market governments have been ...

Milestones : Western Ally In Caspian Wins Kudos

  AZERBAIJAN       Azerbaijan's pro-business president, Ilham Aliyev. The regulatory reform movement that has been thriving in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is spreading eastward into Central Asia, with Azerbaijan taking the title of the world’s ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Global Leaders Paint Bleak Picture

AUSTRIA       Citi's Rhodes: Current crisis is the US' biggest challenge in recent history. With Bank of America buying Merrill Lynch and Lehman’s filing for bankruptcy, the global credit crunch is clearly far from over. In fact, a ...