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Equity: IPO Markets Gain Momentum

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt The global market for initial public offerings continued at a quick pace in early August, led by the US and the Asia-Pacific region, according to Renaissance Capital. Sprouts Farmers Market, which operates more than ...

FX: Analysts Still Bullish On Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt The Federal Reserve is expected to gradually cut back on its bond purchases, becoming the first of the major central banks to do so. The divergence in US monetary policy from those of Europe ...

Brazil: Odebrecht Grows Infrastructure

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Antonio Guerrero Odebrecht Offshore Drilling Finance, a division of one of Brazil’s largest privately-held industrial and engineering conglomerates, reopened the international capital markets for Brazilian issuers in July by selling $1.7 billion in bonds. Demand for ...

China: Policymakers Push Reforms

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Thomas Clouse China’s economy decelerated in the second quarter, with GDP growth dropping to 7.5% year-on-year, compared with 7.7% in the first quarter. The government responded with some stimulus measures, including a tax reduction for small ...

GCC: Oil Prices And Regional Stability

REGIONAL SUPERSECTION — SHALE OIL BOOM RATTLES GCC ECONOMIES By Gordon Platt As US shale oil and gas production continues to grow, it could have an impact on GCC economies over both the short and long term. The supply shock ...

Salon: Robert Annibale, Citi

STRADDLING TWO WORLDS By Udayan Gupta Robert Annibale, global director of Citi Microfinance & Community Development, sat down with Global Finance to discuss the increasing importance of microfinance in banking’s global expansion. Microfinancing and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are seen as ...

Global Salon

Salon: Robert Annibale, Citi

STRADDLING TWO WORLDS By Udayan Gupta Robert Annibale, global director of Citi Microfinance & Community Development, sat down with Global Finance to discuss the increasing importance of microfinance in banking’s global expansion. Microfinancing and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are seen as ...

The World's Best Internet Banks - Part 1

Equity: IPO Markets Gain Momentum

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt The global market for initial public offerings continued at a quick pace in early August, led by the US and the Asia-Pacific region, according to Renaissance Capital. Sprouts Farmers Market, which operates more than ...

Milestones

Brazil: IMF Rep Opposes Greek Bailout

MILESTONES By Luca Ventura “Implementation has been unsatisfactory in almost all areas; growth and debt sustainability assumptions continue to be over-optimistic.” It is with these incendiary comments about Greece that Paulo Nogueira Batista, the representative of Brazil and 10 other ...

India: Now Third-Largest Global Economy

MILESTONES By Erik Heinrich India has passed Japan as the world’s third-largest economy, according to a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The same report lowered the OECD’s estimate for India’s growth in 2013 from ...

US: Recovery Slow Despite GDP Revisions

MILESTONES By Gordon Platt Rewriting economic history going back to 1929, the Commerce department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) increased the size of the US economy by $560 billion. That is the equivalent of the output of the state of ...

Corporate Finance

Equity: IPO Markets Gain Momentum

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt The global market for initial public offerings continued at a quick pace in early August, led by the US and the Asia-Pacific region, according to Renaissance Capital. Sprouts Farmers Market, which operates more than ...

FX: Analysts Still Bullish On Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt The Federal Reserve is expected to gradually cut back on its bond purchases, becoming the first of the major central banks to do so. The divergence in US monetary policy from those of Europe ...

M&A: Telecoms, Media Deals Rise In Down Market

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt Technology, media and telecoms—the TMT sector—is enjoying a surge in deal activity this year, even as the value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions is slumping, particularly in Europe. The first half of this year ...

Newsmakers

Japan: Vote Of Confidence For Abenomics

NEWSMAKERS By Thomas Clouse Stability may have finally returned to Japanese politics, now that the coalition led by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has won a majority of seats in the upper house of ...

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