Sector Report: Commodities

COMMODITIES TEST THE BORDERS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE   By Michael Shari   Commodity producers are turning to specialized banks that are willing to take multiple layers of risk in private deals.   Great ideas are born at times like these. ...

FX: Eurozone Plan Is A Start

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Another EU summit ended in December with agreement on a new fiscal compact for the eurozone, but like previous efforts to rescue the common currency, the accord was less than comprehensive, and ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

NIGERIAN INBOUND INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK IMPROVING   By Antonio Guerrero   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration is reviewing industrial policies to encourage foreign companies exporting finished goods to Nigeria to instead manufacture them locally.   New policies encourage local assembly ...

Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY & AWARDS: FX PROVIDERS BET BIG ON TECHNOLOGY   By Gordon Platt   The most successful FX banks are boosting their IT spending and competing on price and service in an effort to maintain market share.   As the ...

FX: Europe’s Debt Plan Missing Detail

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Risk aversion appeared to be creeping back into the markets in early November, as the initial euphoria about the eurozone’s master plan to solve the debt crisis began to fade. ...

WORLD’S BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS 2012

Global Finance names the World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2012 NEW YORK, November 21, 2011 – Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Foreign Exchange Banks and Providers” by country, region and category in an exclusive survey to be published ...

FX Supplement: Currency Wars: Changing Tactics

CURRENCY WARS   By Gordon Platt   Battle Tactics Change With Global Slowdown.   Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman: The lingering US and European crises are casting a pall over global capital markets When the global economy seemed securely on track ...

FX Supplement: Who’s Who In Foreign Exchange

WHO’S WHO   By Gordon Platt   Who’s who in foreign exchange.   MOHAMED EL AROUSSI Arab African International Bank Head of FX desk   Mohamed El Aroussi has been head of the foreign exchange desk at Arab African International ...

FX: Dollar Bulls Continue To Rampage

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   The dollar rose to an eight-month high against the euro in early October, as a further delay of Greek aid and concerns about the health of Europe’s banks gave the ...

FX: Europe's Unresolved Crises

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Safe-haven buying drove US bond yields to the lowest level since 1950, and the dollar rose as the tumultuous summer of 2011 drew to a close with no solution in ...

FX: Euro Rebounds As EFSF Expands

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The EU summit in July not only reached agreement on a second bailout program for Greece, but just as significantly, it gave the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) the ability to respond ...

Dim Sum Best Served At Low Rates

COVER STORY — RENMINBI RISING   By Michael Shari   Multinationals are positioning themselves to capture lucrative gains from the internationalization of China’s currency.   When McDonald’s became the first non-Chinese corporation that was allowed to issue a bond denominated ...