Brazil: IMF Rep Opposes Greek Bailout

MILESTONES By Luca Ventura “Implementation has been unsatisfactory in almost all areas; growth and debt sustainability assumptions continue to be over-optimistic.” It is with these incendiary comments about Greece that Paulo Nogueira Batista, the representative of Brazil and 10 other ...

Awards: World’s Best Subcustodians 2013

SAFETY FIRST By Gordon Platt Safeguarding client assets has never been more important in this era of global economic uncertainty —and even subcustodians are finding themselves increasingly in the spotlight as a result of sovereign and commercial pressures. With the ...

M&A: US, China M&A Activity Heating Up

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Shanghui International, China’s biggest pork producer, agreed to pay $4.7 billion to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. If the deal succeeds, it should be the biggest takeover ...