Zimbabwe: Mugabe Woos Foreign Investors

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Woos Foreign Investors

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is one of Africa’s last old-school dictators. But he’s proving that he may be able to change—for the better. In the decade ending in 2008, Zimbabwe’s economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.1%. Then, in 2009, the country adopted the US dollar. Since then, growth has averaged nearly 8% per year...

US: New Microsoft CEO's First Moves

US: New Microsoft CEO's First Moves

NEWSMAKERS By Efraim Chalamish Satya Nadella, a Microsoft insider who came up through the ranks to become Microsoft’s executive vice president, Cloud and enterprise, has replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO. Choosing Nadella is a safe bet: He has been with ...

Global Salon: Markus Schomer

THE DISCERNING EYE By Tiziana Barghini Not all emerging markets are created equal, as the current EM crisis has once again demonstrated. Global Finance sat down with Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, to discuss the 2014 economic outlook ...

Vietnam: Not For The Faint Of Heart

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT
​Vietnam has great potential, but it also has significant hurdles to overcome to improve its business climate for foreign investors. Given the government’s dominance of industries such as agriculture, utilities and banking, those looking to invest must be prepared for the challenge.

Zambian Growth Story

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT
​Zambia’s strong and stable economic expansion is enticing firms looking to build their African presence. Among frontier markets in sub-Saharan Africa, the country stands out for its stable economy and its long record of strong growth. These factors have helped attract investors to this copper-rich, landlocked nation of 14 million people..

Equity: Capital Market Activity Rises

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS   By Gordon Platt   A total of $797 billion of equity capital was issued globally in 2013, up 27% from a year earlier, while underwriting fees rose 34%, according to Thomson Reuters. The volume of initial ...

Global Salon: Georges Ugeux

EMERGING MARKETS 2.0   By Udayan Gupta   At Global Finance ’s Salon in New York in January, Georges Ugeux, CEO of New York–based investment bank Galileo Global Advisors, discussed the economic landscape faced by India and China in 2014 ...

Cover Story: New Game, New Rules

Cover Story: New Game, New Rules

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT By Valentina Pasquali Global foreign direct investment is undergoing a seismic shift as emerging markets countries are seeing both inflows and outflows rise dramatically—despite flat overall levels of global FDI. When Shuanghui International, a Chinese holding company, ...