Best Derivatives Providers: North America

WINNERS: NORTH AMERICA   Best Commodity Derivatives Provider Goldman Sachs In the wake of the credit crunch in 2007 and the stock market crash of 2008, hundreds of billions of dollars poured out of stocks and bonds and into commodities, ...

Canada: Potash Snub Stirs Protectionist Fears

MILESTONES: CANADA   By Denise Bedell   Harper: Potash decision prompts concerns When Canada's government blocked Australian mining firm BHP Billiton's $39 billion bid for fertilizer giant Potash of Saskatchewan, it did more than put a dent in the Canadian ...

United States: Can Consumers Rescue The US Economy?

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   Spending again: US shoppers head to the mall Surprisingly strong US retail sales in September virtually ruled out the possibility of a double-dip recession. Consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of US ...

The Great Recession Lives Up To Its Name

  MILESTONES: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt It's official. The US recession that came to be known as the Great Recession is over. In fact, it's been over for more than a year, having officially ended in June 2009, ...

HP’s Hurd Gets Golden Parachute

UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   Who me? Hurd’s multi-million dollar payoff riles investors Mark Hurd received a $20 million Golden Hello when he joined as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, and a Golden Handshake that could be ...

The Fed Adopts Transparent Policy

UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   Taking a new tack: Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman Fed watchers around the world were surprised in August when the Federal Open Market Committee announced a decision to target the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, ...

Former Foes Tighten Ties

VIETNAM   By Thomas Clouse   Clinton: Comments on marine conflicts upset China Vietnam and the United States participated in joint military exercises last month for the first time since the war between the two countries ended 35 years ago. The ...

WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS IN NORTH AMERICA 2010

Global Finance names the World's Safest Banks 2010 in North America   NEW YORK, August 30, 2010 — Global Finance magazine (www.gfmag.com) has named the top 10"Safest Banks in North America" in an exclusive survey to be published in the ...

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS IN NORTH AMERICA 2010

Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in North America 2010 NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in North America. This is the 11th ...

Country Report: Canada

CANADIAN CORPORATES BENEFIT FROM EARLY RECOVERY   With the US recovery still on shaky ground, Canada has seen growth spike, debt markets open wide for Canadian corporates and strong interest from foreign investors in both traditional debt and infrastructure project ...

Obama Administration Continues Export Drive

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   Obama Administration Continues Export Drive   By Denise Bedell   Gregoire: Coordinating efforts on export promotion The Obama administration has set a goal of doubling US exports in the next five years and announced the development ...