Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE SOLAR-PANEL MAKERS FACE TRADE TARIFFS IN EUROPE

By Thomas Clouse

Chinese companies face trade friction in Europe now that the European Commission has imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels.

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The EU charges that Chinese companies are selling the panels ...

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.

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With the ...

Country Report: Nigeria

THE RIGHT ROUTE FOR GROWTH


By Antionio Guerrero

Nigeria has averaged 7% growth over the past decade. But effectively managing its continued expansion is proving problematic. Infrastructure investment is a key challenge.

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The Nigeria stock exchange building in the central ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BRAZILIAN PORTS OPEN TO PRIVATE INVESTORS

By Antonio Guerrero

The Dilma Rousseff administration signed into law new regulations that open the country’s ports to greater private-sector investments.

Approved in June, the policies are expected to help attract up to ...

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 ...