FX: Central Banks Could Help Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Gordon Platt

A favorable ruling by Germany's constitutional court on the legitimacy of the eurozone's permanent bailout fund, and coordinated easing by global central banks are both needed to ease concerns about ...

Poland Shines In CEE

STAR GAZING


By Vanessa Drucker


Among Central and Eastern European countries, Poland’s economic performance clearly stands out. Unlike other countries it has the luxury of economic growth, and it boasts a large domestic market that can pick up the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

COCA-COLA AND IKEA STEP UP INVESTMENT IN INDIA, DESPITE SLOWING GROWTH

By Aaron Chaze

Ikea, the Swedish retailer, has applied to the Indian government for permission to open 25 stores across the country, investing $1.9 billion in the country ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Foreign Exchange

CURRENCY CRISES AND CURRENCY WARS

By Gordon Platt

FX has withstood many crises, including speculative attacks on the British pound, the Mexican peso crisis, the Thai baht crisis and, more recently, a euro under strain and a potential threat to ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Derivatives

TOOLS FOR MANAGING RISK, OR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?


By Gordon Platt


As companies looked to hedge their risks, a new asset class, derivatives, was born in the 1980s.

But over the years a number of substantial losses have served ...