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Risk Management: Cyber Risk

COVER UP   By Paula Green   Insuring against cyber risks is stoking the imaginations of insurance companies as the risks to multinationals expand. However, companies should check what policies cover them for.   Cyber risks are increasingly edging their ...

Sector Report: Agribusiness Take Off

A BUMPER YIELD   By Justin Keay   Agribusiness is increasingly being viewed as a dynamic area to invest in. But as global demand for food supplies and land increases, can banks, often criticized for their short-term outlook, meet the ...

Award Winners

Best Internet Banks 2012: Country Winners

By Adam Rombel   Country Winners: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks   Country Winners: Best Consumer Internet Banks   World's Best Internet Banks Back To Main Article Best Internet Banks: Regional Subcategory Winners

Best Internet Banks 2012: Regional Subcategory Winners

By Adam Rombel   Regional Subcategory Winners: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks   Regional Subcategory Winners: Best Consumer Internet Banks   World's Best Internet Banks Back To Main Article Best Internet Banks: Country Winners

Awards: Project Finance & Infrastructure

CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN PROJECT FINANCE   By Gordon Platt   As public purse strings tighten, pension funds are the most promising source of long-term funding for infrastructure projects, according to an OECD report supported by Oliver Wyman.   ...

Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BRAZILIAN COURT GETS TOUGH ON DRILLERS   By Antonio Guerrero   Following a series of oil spills off the coast of Rio de Janeiro this year, a Brazilian court has ordered Chevron and driller Transocean to halt all drilling and ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

ZIMBABWE'S BANKS TOLD TO BOLSTER CAPITAL RESERVES   By Antonio Guerrero   With the goal of stabilizing the financial system in mind, Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank has boosted minimum capital requirements for banks by as much as 900%.   Zimbabwe’s banks ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH FORCES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ACT   By Thomas Clouse   China's economy showed further signs of slowing in July, with exports expanding only slightly and industrial production falling to its lowest growth rate in three years.   Chinese ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

COCA-COLA AND IKEA STEP UP INVESTMENT IN INDIA, DESPITE SLOWING GROWTH   By Aaron Chaze   Ikea, the Swedish retailer, has applied to the Indian government for permission to open 25 stores across the country, investing $1.9 billion in the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Russia

GOVERNMENT SOFTENS STANCE ON LEBEDEV PRISON TERM By Kim Iskyan A local court reduced the prison term of Platon Lebedev, the business partner of jailed former oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in what some analysts interpreted as a slight moderation of ...

Global Salon

Global Salon: Gary Gorton, Yale

FINDING BALANCE By Paula Green Global Finance sat down with Gary Gorton, professor of management and finance at the Yale School of Management, to get his perspective on the latest round of global financial turmoil. PHOTO CREDITS: KATE FREY Gary ...

Supplements

Treasury & Cash Management Supplement

RISK CONVERGENCE   Unsurprisingly, risk is a key theme for our Seventh Annual Treasury & Cash Management supplement.   'Hurry up and wait' has been the prevailing message from global markets, and treasurers are responding in myriad ways to the ...

Treasury & Cash Management: Who’s Who

WHO’S WHO   Global Finance’s annual list of Who’s Who in Treasury & Cash Management   Bank of America Merrill Lynch Paul Simpson Head of global transaction services   Paul Simpson joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in May 2011 and ...

Country Report

Milestones

Asean Jolted By Discord Among Membership

MILESTONES: ASIA   By Thomas Clouse   The Association for Southeast Asian Nations celebrated its 45th anniversary in July in Jakarta, as conflicts over the organization's role in the region continued to create tension among its members and questions about ...

Canada: Maple Group Finally Wins In TMX Takeover Battle

MILESTONES: CANADA   By Erik Heinrich   The takeover of Canadian stock market operator TMX Group by Maple Group, a consortium of financial institutions, was approved by TMX's shareholders, bringing to a close more than a year of sometimes acrimonious ...

Corporate Finance

FX: Central Banks Could Help Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt A favorable ruling by Germany's constitutional court on the legitimacy of the eurozone's permanent bailout fund, and coordinated easing by global central banks are both needed to ease concerns about Europe's debt ...

Newsmakers

Japan: Veteran Executive Takes Top Job At Nomura

NEWSMAKERS: JAPAN   By Valentina Pasquali   After the insider-trading scandal that, in July, forced the resignation of both its chief executive officer and chief operating officer, Japan's largest financial conglomerate, Nomura, is gearing up for a new chapter in ...

UK: Race Heats Up For Next BOE Governor

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Hawser   The recent Libor scandal in British banking highlighted the power play that is going on behind the scenes as candidates vie for the governorship of the Bank of England when Mervyn King's second ...

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