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Frontier Markets Report: Côte d’Ivoire

​Côte d’Ivoire has the opportunity to regain its status as a leading African economy. Blessed with a wealth of natural resources, a pleasant climate, a strategical location and a level of infrastructure unrivaled in West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire was long recognized as one of the continent postcolonial stars.

Emerging Markets Roundup

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 ...

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) ...


Country Report


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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