Equity: Rising Stock Market Fires Up IPOs

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS


By Gordon Platt


A rising tide lifts all ships, and the bull market in stocks is enabling a number of technology and housing-related companies, particularly in the US, to float initial public offerings.

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Emerging Markets Roundup: Russia

GAZPROM DOUBLES PROFITS AS IT PREPARES FOR “EFFICIENCY” AUDIT

By Kim Iskyan

Gas giant Gazprom reported that net profit doubled in the third quarter of 2012, thanks to forex gains.

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The results came just days after the government announced that ...

FX: Economic Woes To Constrain Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Gordon Platt

The euro was the star of the major currencies in January, as it soared to a 14-month high against the dollar and a 33-month high against the Japanese yen.

Its strength reflects ...

Regional Report: Latin America

VIVID LANDSCAPE IN FOREST PRODUCTS

By Antonio Guerrero

Despite currency volatility and slowing demand from China and Europe, Brazil, Chile and other key Latin American markets continue to churn out wood pulp for export, and the sector is seeing increased ...

Frontier Markets Report: Ghana

STAKING ITS CLAIM


By Dan Keeler


A history of stability, a growing middle class and a rapidly expanding economy are among the key assets of this West African gem.

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Ghana has long been considered one ...

FX: Central Banks Key To 2013 FX Moves

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Gordon Platt

Central bank policies could create some interesting opportunities in the foreign exchange markets in 2013, despite what could be a slow-growth environment, analysts say.

“We expect the newly elected Japanese government to ...

Annual Awards: Best FX Providers 2013

THE BIG GET BIGGER


By Gordon Platt


The biggest FX banks are increasing their share of a shrinking market, amid low volatility and despite a speed bump for high-frequency traders.


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As global interest rates converge at a low level and ...

FX: Yen’s Fall Awakens FX Market

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE


By Gordon Platt


The yen took a nasty tumble last month, shaking the sleepy foreign exchange market out of a long slumber.

While the attention of market participants was focused on the European debt crisis ...

Fed Prepares To Clamp Down On Foreign Banks

MILESTONES: US/GLOBAL

By Gordon Platt

The US Federal Reserve wants foreign banks with large operations in the US to be subject to the same rules on capital and liquidity that apply to big US banks.

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Tarullo wants foreign banks ...

Latin America: Brazilian Protectionism

BARRIERS TO ENTRY

By Antonio Guerrero

Though its economic growth may be stalling, Brazil is still an attractive destination for investors. But the recent imposition of tariffs on certain imports has sparked an international ruckus.

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For several years now, the ...

FX Supplement: Who’s Who In Foreign Exchange

WHO’S WHO

By Gordon Platt

Global Finance ’s annual list of Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange

Mohamed El Aroussi

Arab African International Bank

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Chief dealer and head of FX desk

El Aroussi, chief dealer at Arab African International ...

Africa: Oil & Gas

DIFFFICULT CHOICES

By Antonio Guerrero

African oil producers stand to benefit from continued sanctions on Iranian oil exports. But their path is not without challenges.

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As the US and EU tighten the screws on Iran, imposing sanctions on Iranian oil ...