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. Photo Credits: REUTERS / YAW BIBINI Ghana has long been considered ...

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. 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. Tarullo wants foreign banks with ...

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 Chief dealer and head of FX desk El Aroussi, chief dealer at Arab African International Bank, has ...

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. For several years now, the ...

FX: Euro Supported By ECB Plan To Buy Bonds

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The euro rebounded to a two-month high in early September, as European policymakers approved a plan to lower borrowing costs for debt-laden members of the euro area through open-ended purchases of bonds ...

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