FX: Cyprus Fallout Weighs On Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The euro slumped to a four-month low in the aftermath of the bailout of Cyprus, as market participants worried about the implications for other countries on the periphery of the eurozone. Although ...

Country Report: Turkey

ENGINEERING THE NEW TURKEY By Justin Keay Major infrastructure investments and improved economic strength are just two of a number of positive developments to come out of Turkey in the past year. Ankara stunned investors in February by scrapping its ...

Frontier Markets Focus: Panama

MEETING POINT By Dan Keeler Panama is working hard to become the dominant corporate hub in Central America. With its stable and open economy and its uniquely favorable location as the bridge between North and South America, Panama has long ...

Report: Central & Eastern Europe

CHANGE IS AFOOT By Paul Mackintosh Central & Eastern European countries are trying hard to differentiate themselves from their southwestern neighbors. Corporates in the region are dealing with a new playing field as many assets once owned by major Western ...

Cover: Currencies: War or Peace?

NO LONGER JUST A GAME? By Ronald Fink The recent spate of currency devaluation will start to have a serious impact unless global leaders focus on economic fundamentals, rather than figments. The yen is down 25% against the euro since ...

Regional Report: Asia

A DECOUPLING IN THE WORKS By Udayan Gupta Intraregional investment within Asia is starting to take hold—reducing reliance on demand from developed markets. When Essar Power, a unit of Asian energy giant Essar Energy, raised approximately $900 million in India ...

FX: Dollar In Long-Term Bull Trend

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The dollar has been in a long-term declining trend against the major currencies for nearly a decade, losing about 40% in value, but analysts say it is no longer weakening in periods ...

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. Total IPO ...

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. 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 ...