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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: Funding A Cleaner World

Businesses, banks and governments are working together to create financing tools to fund the green revolution.   By Paula L. Green   Cajoled, prodded and pushed by presidents, regulators, legislators and international diplomats, multinationals are slowly realizing the time has ...

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   The future of many of ...

Award Winners

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

  Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   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 ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   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   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   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 dollar ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan 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. ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 1

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 ...

TCM Guide: Treasury & Cash Management Guide 2009

By Anita Hawser Europe Editor anita@gfinance.co.uk     A lot of the traditional services cash management banks provided to their customers in the lead-up to the financial crisis around collections, liquidity, risk and working capital management are featuring more prominently ...

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 ...

Country Report

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

Milestones

Milestones: When Will Recovery Come?

  GLOBAL   By Anita Hawser   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 ...

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Newsmakers: Us Takes Aim At Trade Gap To Boost Employment

UNITED STATES/CHINA   By Gordon Platt   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, films, DVDs, ...