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Cover Story : Full Steam Ahead

It might seem as if we live in risky times, but financial markets are now less volatile than they have been in decades. How has this come about, and is it sustainable?


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Emerging Markets Roundup

Milestones : Venezuela’s Debt Proposal Gets Cool Reception

Venezuela

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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

Skeptics are questioning the rationale behind the Venezuelan government’s proposed debt alliance for Latin American emerging markets. Its chief cheerleader, Hugo Chavez, claims the move should bolster emerging market debt prices and provide financing ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

China’s Revaluation: Baby Step or Great Leap?


cfart04a China’s modest revaluation of slightly more than 2% in the value of the yuan against the dollar was either a baby step or a giant leap forward, analysts say.

The adjustment ...

Emerging Markets : Argentina’s Bonds Attract Investors

News


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Nencioni: Peso is stable

Argentina’s inflation-linked bonds have caught the eye of global investors seeking high returns, triggering a flood of foreign capital into the country and forcing the central bank to mop up huge inflows of cash ...

Emerging Markets : Company to Watch: Teva Pharmaceuticals/Israel

A Penny Saved is a Shekel Earned


Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries signed a definitive agreement on July 25 to acquire Miami, Florida-based IVAX for about $7.4 billion, creating the world’s largest generic-drug company.

Assuming that the transaction is ...

Emerging Markets : Consolidation Heats Up

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Kasyanov: Under pressure

In the latest round of oil and gas industry consolidation, Gazprom received Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official blessing to take over Sibneft, the country’s fifth-largest oil producer. Meanwhile, Sibneft announced it would pay out ...

Emerging Markets : Markets Shrug Off Lula’s Political Woes

Brazil

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Troubled: President Lula da Silva

While Brazilian corporates have stayed clear of a political scandal surrounding key leaders of President Lula Da Silva’s ruling Workers’ Party (PT), the ongoing fallout may be taking a toll on the country ...

Milestones

Milestones : Venezuela’s Debt Proposal Gets Cool Reception

Venezuela

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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

Skeptics are questioning the rationale behind the Venezuelan government’s proposed debt alliance for Latin American emerging markets. Its chief cheerleader, Hugo Chavez, claims the move should bolster emerging market debt prices and provide financing ...

Features

Features : Banking on Responsibility

Lending Policies / Banking on Responsibility
Increasingly, banks are discovering that strict lending policies can be a powerful risk management tool.

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Whether they are pulling together a complicated financing package for a hydropower dam half way around the planet or lending ...

Features : Global Custodians Focus on Innovation

As they strive to find ever more creative ways to serve their clients, custodians are increasingly finding themselves on the cutting edge of technological innovation.


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Features : Terrorism Insurance / Holes in the Safety Net

Despite the lessons learned in recent terror attacks, companies are still unprotected against the catastrophic losses they could face in the event of another attack.


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Features : Vying for a Share of the Islamic Finance Market

Players Vie for a Prime Slice of a Promising Market
Global and local banks are jostling for position in a rapidly growing and potentially lucrative market.

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Islamic banking is more than 20 years old, but the terrorist attacks on the ...

Features : World’s Best Internet Banks: Part One

The World’s Best Internet Banks, 2005
In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and product or service category.



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With all the headlines about identity theft, phishing attacks ...

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Corporate Debt

SunGard Sells $3 Billion In Biggest Deal in Years



cfart03a Software provider SunGard Data Systems sold $3 billion in notes on July 27 in a three-part offering that was the largest issue in the high-yield debt market in more than six ...

Corporate Finance : Foreign Exchange

China’s Revaluation: Baby Step or Great Leap?


cfart04a China’s modest revaluation of slightly more than 2% in the value of the yuan against the dollar was either a baby step or a giant leap forward, analysts say.

The adjustment ...

Corporate Finance : Global Equity/DRs

Global IPO Volume Stronger Than Last Year

The volume of initial public offerings worldwide this year is running ahead of last year’s pace, with Credit Suisse First Boston climbing to the top of the global IPO league tables, according ...

Newsmakers

Newsmakers : IFAC Offers Lifeline for Beleaguered Accountants

New York

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IFAC president Graham Ward

Executives who are still bogged down in Sarbanes-Oxley and IFRS compliance are probably thinking the regulators and the world of accountancy professionals have said all they need to say on transparency and accountability of ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 1

Features : World’s Best Internet Banks: Part One

The World’s Best Internet Banks, 2005
In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and product or service category.



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With all the headlines about identity theft, phishing attacks ...