Magazine Cover

Cover Story

Cover Story : Corporates Find New Uses For Credit Derivatives

Corporates Find Credit Derivatives Offer More Than Just a Safety Net Since its inception back in the mid-1990s, the world-changing potential of the credit derivatives market has been one of bankers’ favorite topics of conversation.The hype now seems to have ...

Features

Features : Borrowing From Peter To Pay Paul?

When General Motors issued nearly $18 billion in debt to fund its pension liabilities,it was derided for trading one liability for another.But with pensions funding becoming an increasingly hot topic, the auto giant may turn out to be a trailblazer. ...

Features : Business Process Outsourcing Gains Ground

With a few major corporations leading the way, outsourcing of key business processes is becoming increasingly popular. Creative,client-focused solutions are helping drive the market growth. Outsourcing in financial services is nothing new. Link, an ATM network owned by two-dozen British ...

Features : Global Liquidity Management Comes Of Age

Global banks and corporations have been talking for years about cross-border pooling and sweeping. Now they’re showing it really works. The term globalization may have lost its edge re-cently, but there is no doubt that more compa-nies are increasingly operating ...

Features : Hopes Risor a Resurgence

Hopes Risor a Resurgence in the fe Mergers and Acquisitions Market Analysts are hoping that the long-awaited revival in the mergers and acquisitions market has finally begun. They might yet be disappointed. The recent apparent rise in activity in the ...

Features : Latin America on the Path to FDI Recovery

Direct investment in Latin America looks to be growing again after years in decline. The recipients will be very different this time around. On the face of it, the state of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Latin America is bleak. ...

Features : Mergers And Acquisitions: Betting On A Revival

Analysts are hoping that the long-awaited revival in the mergers and acquisitions market has finally begun. They might yet be disappointed. • By Dan Keeler The recent apparent rise in activity in the global mergers and acquisitions market has set ...

Features : Selecting a 401(k) Plan Provider

Selecting a 401(k) Plan Provider: Navigating the Maze There are thousands of 401(k) plan providers to choose from. The consequences of making the wrong choice can be painful. For US companies, a 401(k) plan is an important tool to attract ...

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks 2003

In the first of a two-part serie s , Global Finance identifies the best online c orpor and consumer banks by country and product or service category • B y A dam R ombel It is already almost a decade ...

Features : Trade Brings Brazil Much-needed Hard Currency

Brazil’s burgeoning trade surplus is giving heart to politicians and corporations alike.But the country still has a way to go. The South American nation known for exporting soccer stars and samba music is rack-ing up another multibillion-dollar trade surplus this ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Features : Latin America on the Path to FDI Recovery

Direct investment in Latin America looks to be growing again after years in decline. The recipients will be very different this time around. On the face of it, the state of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Latin America is bleak. ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

THE AMERICAS Psychology Shifts In Favor of Dollar There has been an impor-tant, if not yet seismic, shift in foreign exchange market psychology in favor of the US dollar, ana-lysts say. “The market appears more confident in a US recovery,” ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 1

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks 2003

In the first of a two-part serie s , Global Finance identifies the best online c orpor and consumer banks by country and product or service category • B y A dam R ombel It is already almost a decade ...

Milestones

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Companies On The Move

NORTH AMERICA SMALL FIRM WITH GIANT CUSTOMERS MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF IN THE SUPPLY-CHAIN PLANNING BUSINESS Privately held technology provider Insight Inc. is an unusual kind of company in many respects. Insight, based in Manassas, Virginia,provides software tools and ...

Corporate Finance : Corporate Bonds

THE AMERICAS Rush to Refinance Debt Appears To Be Ending The decline in interest rates to 45-year lows in the first half of 2003 trig-gered a rush of corporate bond issuance that may detract from the volume of new issues ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

THE AMERICAS Psychology Shifts In Favor of Dollar There has been an impor-tant, if not yet seismic, shift in foreign exchange market psychology in favor of the US dollar, ana-lysts say. “The market appears more confident in a US recovery,” ...

Corporate Finance : Global Depositary Receipts

THE AMERICAS Trading Volume Holds Up Through Issuance Slump The volume of depositary receipt trading on US mar-kets in the first half of 2003 edged above that in the same period of last year, even as the number of new ...

Corporate Finance : Mergers & Acquisitions

THE AMERICAS $6 Billion Merger Creates Third-Largest Biotech Firm IDEC Pharmaceuticals and Biogen agreed to merge in a $6 billion deal that will create the third-largest biotech company in the world. Biogen’s main drug is Avonex, which is used to ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : Business Leaders Gather To Talk Transparency

UNITED STATES BUSINESS LEADERS GATHER TO TALK TRANSPARENCY There is a tremendous opportunity buried in almost every single company in rethinking … how decisions are made.” —Hal Sirkin, Boston Consulting Group For businesses bewildered by the ever-growing demands for corporate ...