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 uncertainties ...

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.

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According to a ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

FOREIGN INVESTORS MAY EXIT IF FAVORABLE TAX TREATMENT DISAPPEARS

By Aaron Chaze

Foreign investors routing investments to India through Mauritius could potentially be taxed on their short-term gains, under a tax law amendment that was proposed in the recently announced ...

Cover Story: China In Europe

WITH A COOL HAND

By Laurence Neville

China is taking advantage of the European crisis to make strategic investments in the Continent and encourage companies to pick up cheap assets. But the Asian nation is taking a slow and considered ...

Africa's Rising Consumer Class

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

By Antonio Guerrero

A number of African markets may be on the verge of massive growth—fueled by a rising consumer class.


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Given the long-standing reputation for political and economic volatility in some African markets, many global ...

FX: EU Debt Still Commands Center Stage

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Gordon Platt

The foreign exchange market continues to be rattled by Europe's debt crisis, analysts say the issue is far from settled.


The foreign exchange market continues to be rattled by Europe's ...

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...

US Foreign Investor Visas Get New Lease On Life

MILESTONES: UNITED STATES

By Valentina Pasquali

Struggling with a sagging real estate market and a weak economic recovery, the US has been revamping its efforts to attract foreign investors. For example, the current administration is pumping new life into the ...

Insuring Directors & Officers Liability

SAFE LANDING

By Paula Green

With new regulations and tighter enforcement that could lead to more corporate legal action, many companies are increasing their cover for directors and officers insurance.

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Most corporate risk officers should still enjoy favorable terms this ...

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.

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Unlike 2011, which was a year of "unknown unknowns," with largely ...

Bangladesh Angles For Foreign Investment

MILESTONES: BANGLADESH

By Udayan Gupta

Bangladesh is one of the more intriguing frontier market economies for foreign investors. In 2011 its GDP rose an estimated 6.3%. But a volatile political environment and an economy that is not immune to ...

FX: Sudden Currency Moves And Hedging

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Gordon Platt

The euro's surprising rise early this year, even as the European Central Bank flooded the market with liquidity, caught many market participants by surprise.

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Net short positions in the euro hit ...

Country Report: Angola

LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

By Dan Keeler

The improving economic and investment environment makes Angola a tempting target for foreign direct investors. But changes aimed at improving the business environment and building infrastructure must move forward before the country reaches its ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

NEW TARIFFS TO COST FOREIGN AUTOMAKERS

By Thomas Clouse

Amid charges that US companies sold automotive parts at prices below production costs, the Chinese government has said it will impose tariffs on imported US-made products.

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Harnessing wind power in China ...