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Cover Story: Emerging Powerhouses

Far from collapsing under the weight of the recent financial crisis, the biggest emerging markets are powering the next wave of global growth.

By Laurence Neville

cover_01 In its July World Economic Update,the International Monetary Fund said that the global ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Cover Story: Emerging Powerhouses

Far from collapsing under the weight of the recent financial crisis, the biggest emerging markets are powering the next wave of global growth.

By Laurence Neville

cover_01 In its July World Economic Update,the International Monetary Fund said that the global ...

Features: Regional Report - Central & Eastern Europe

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

Central and Eastern Europe was arguably the region hit hardest by the global downturn. It’s still suffering, but hopeful signs are clearly emerging.

By Justin Keay

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It wasn’t meant to be like this. According ...

Corporate Finance: Worldwide M&a Activity Continues To Slide

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

By Gordon Platt

The statistics on global dealmaking activity show no signs of improvement, despite some recent easing of the credit crisis and widespread opportunities for investment in distressed sectors. The value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions in ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup

By Antonio Guerrero

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Ghana looks to diversify exports beyond cocoa

After years of seeing foreign investors flee amid a plummeting economy and political upheaval, Zimbabwe may be about to reverse the outflow with its impending privatization of Zimbabwe Steel ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup

By Antonio Guerrero

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Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva, tours a Petrobras facility

The US Export-Import Bank agreed to provide Brazil with some $10 billion in financing to develop the Petrobras state-controlled oil company’s offshore pre-salt oil reserves ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup

By Thomas Clouse

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China’s property boom defies the recessio n

China exceeded expectations across a variety of economic indicators in recent weeks, boosting hopes that the world’s third largest economy may have successfully weathered the global economic ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup

By Antonio Guerrero

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Growth drive: India’s auto sector is thriving

The US government has committed $2.45 billion for Indian borrowers through the US Export-Import Bank’s India Infrastructure Facility. Funds will be used for medium- and long-term ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup

By Gordon Platt

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Saudi will assemble next generation Eurofighter planes

The return of economic confidence in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is evident in the awarding of major new contracts and invitations for bidding on future projects, some ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup

By Kim Iskyan

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On a lighter note: Medvedev and Obama share a joke

In its 2010-12 draft federal budget, announced in late July, the Russian government calls for spending cuts, on the back of sharply reduced revenue expectations. Social ...

Milestones

Milestones: When Will Recovery Come?

GLOBAL

By Anita Hawser

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Shut down: Many businesses are still pessimistic

Banks’ investment banking businesses are making money again and the better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls in July took the markets by surprise. But questions remain over whether the recession is ...

Features

Features: A Region in Transition

Economic Update Central Asia

The former Soviet republics of Central Asia are undergoing dramatic and sometimes painful change as they attempt to modernize their economies and to exploit their vast reserves of natural resources.

By Paula L. Green

Features_Update_CentralAsia_1 The global ...

Features: Country Report-Spain

A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD

Spain’s banks and savings institutions are still reeling from the collapse of the country’s housing market.

By Antonio Guerrero

Features_Spain_1 With Spain experiencing its deepest recession in 60 years, its banking sector stands at a ...

Features: Funding A Cleaner World

Businesses, banks and governments are working together to create financing tools to fund the green revolution.

By Paula L. Green

Features_02 Cajoled, prodded and pushed by presidents, regulators, legislators and international diplomats, multinationals are slowly realizing the time has come to ...

Features: Regional Report - Central & Eastern Europe

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

Central and Eastern Europe was arguably the region hit hardest by the global downturn. It’s still suffering, but hopeful signs are clearly emerging.

By Justin Keay

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It wasn’t meant to be like this. According ...

Features: The World’s Best Internet Banks

PIONEERS GO MOBILE


In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.

By Adam Rombel

Features_01 Much of the past year in the global ...

Corporate Finance

Features: Funding A Cleaner World

Businesses, banks and governments are working together to create financing tools to fund the green revolution.

By Paula L. Green

Features_02 Cajoled, prodded and pushed by presidents, regulators, legislators and international diplomats, multinationals are slowly realizing the time has come to ...

Corporate Finance: China Removes IPO Ban As Market Soars

Global Equity/DRs


By Gordon Platt

China opened the floodgates to new share offerings in June, releasing a torrent of initial public offerings to help soak up excess liquidityand cool an overheating stock market. The removal of the government’s ...

Corporate Finance: Credit Spreads Return To Pre-crisis Levels

Corporate Debt

By Gordon Platt

The interest rate spreads on corporate bonds to US treasury securities narrowed in July to levels that existed before Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2008, as investors increased their risk-taking behavior and ...

Corporate Finance: Worldwide M&a Activity Continues To Slide

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

By Gordon Platt

The statistics on global dealmaking activity show no signs of improvement, despite some recent easing of the credit crisis and widespread opportunities for investment in distressed sectors. The value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions in ...

Newsmakers

Milestones: When Will Recovery Come?

GLOBAL

By Anita Hawser

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Shut down: Many businesses are still pessimistic

Banks’ investment banking businesses are making money again and the better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls in July took the markets by surprise. But questions remain over whether the recession is ...

Newsmakers: IPO Surge Suggests Some Confidence Is Returning

GLOBAL

By Laurence Neville

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Perking up: The US market is showing signs of revival

Six months after global equity markets began a remarkable rally and a year since the global financial system almost collapsed, the IPO is back in markets ...

Newsmakers: Us Takes Aim At Trade Gap To Boost Employment

UNITED STATES/CHINA

By Gordon Platt

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Kirk: Facing key decision on trade barriers

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk hailed the World Trade Organization’s dispute panel’s ruling in August against China’s system of importing and distributing books, magazines ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 1

Features: The World’s Best Internet Banks

PIONEERS GO MOBILE


In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.

By Adam Rombel

Features_01 Much of the past year in the global ...

Additional Stories

TCM Guide: Bank Relationship Management

STRENGTHENING TIES Higher cost of credit and tighter credit conditions are prompting corporates to review all their banking interactions. By Denise Bedell It has always been a priority for corporates to manage their share of wallet effectively. But in this ...

TCM Guide: E-invoicing

PAPERLESS PAYMENTS TAKE OFF

Paperless invoicing is gaining popularity as efforts to create standardized processes gather momentum.

By Anita Hawser

Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) may have gone through peaks and troughs over the past decade or so when it comes to ...

TCM Guide: Holistic Risk Management

A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME Businesses need to develop a new range of tools if they want to achieve truly holistic risk management. By Denise Bedell The world of risk management has changed drastically as a result of the economic ...

TCM Guide: Who’s Who

WHO’S WHO IN TREASURY AND CASH MANAGEMENT


Robert Allen – Group Treasurer

British American Tobacco

Robert Allen was appointed group treasurer effective June 2008. Based in London, Allen works with a team of 20 professionals across the BAT group on ...

Breaking Free Of The Broken Banks

Spotlight State-Run Banks

In the wake of the global crisis in the banking sector, governments that have become sole

or partial owners of troubled banks are contemplating their options.

By Nick Kochan

Features_Spotlight_State_1 The future of many of the world’s ...