Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

PLATINUM MINING PROJECT PROMISES BIG REWARDS   By Antonio Guerrero   South Africa’s state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has entered into a $420 million public-private partnership to develop a mine that could become one of the world’s largest platinum producers over ...

Gold Starts Paying Unique Dividends

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Valentina Pasquali   Over the past few years markets have experienced declining trust in fiat money, a slow departure from the US dollar as a reserve currency and growing interest in bullion, particularly as a hedge against ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

REGULATORS BOOST FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT LIMITS   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese regulators will allow more foreign participation in domestic capital markets, increasing the quota for its qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) program from $30 billion to $80 billion.   According ...

Editor's Letter: Elections, Austerity And Uncertainty

In deciding to focus on elections worldwide for this month's cover story, we weren't just pondering their political implications and the relative uncertainty they occasion, we were also considering the global nature and impact of uncertainty in a single national election...

Cover Story: Global Elections 2012

ELECTION YEAR   By Laurence Neville   Numerous countries around the world are holding elections this year, which could create market uncertainty and hold back much-needed political decision-making—particularly in Europe.   Unlike 2011, which was a year of "unknown unknowns," ...