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Features : World’s Best Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS At a time when the world economic outlook is more uncertain than it has been in years, the banking industry finds itself at the vortex of a financial market storm that originated in subprime ...

Features : The World’s Safest Banks 2007

  ANNUAL SURVEY/ WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies. Images of customers queuing to withdraw their savings from Britain’s Northern Rock ...

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS Individually, many of the world’s leading central bankers seemed to be in disarray after the subprime debacle began to unfold in mid-2007. As a group, though, they acted with remarkably unity. The central ...

Features : Growth Explosion

INTERNET BANKING Over the past two decades, Internet banking has gone from non-existent to ubiquitous. As this year’s Global Finance Internet Banks Awards show, many of the pioneers are still dominant forces, driving the market forward.     Banks have ...

Features : The World's Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY Global Finance honors the often-hidden providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible. As institutional investors increasingly venture into foreign markets to obtain diversification and higher returns, they rely on global custodians for a wide range ...

Features : An Industry In Flux

Hotels, airlines & airports     Tightened budgets and new technology have triggered a wave of innovation in the business travel industry.   Take-off: Business-only airlines such as Silverjet are hoping to change the face of corporate travel The business ...

Features : Best Investment Banks 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / INVESTMENT BANKS   The continuing frenzy of global M&A; and debt and equity issuance shows no sign of abating—and investment banks are reaping the benefits.     Records fell across the board in 2006 for worldwide debt ...

Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY In our 14th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in often-tumultuous markets. Despite China being hit by its worst day of trading in ...

Features : Best developed market banks

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world The past year has been one of staggering growth for the world’s top developed market banks. And while profits and revenues are breaking records, ...

Features : Best Developed Market Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world. There are barely enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the financial performance of the world’s best developed market banks. These global ...

Cover Story : World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2007

Global Finance selects the leaders in a specialized area of finance that is changing rapidly Global trade finance has become an extremely competitive business, mainly suitable for financial institutions with economies of scale or special expertise. Most international trade is ...

Features : Best Banks In Project Finance 2006

Annual survey/ world’s best project finance banks Global Finance selects the winners from among the leading banks that create and implement financing plans for major projects around the world. The project finance market is buzzing with activity, especially in Europe, ...

Cover Story : 2006 World’s Best Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY/ WORLD’S BEST BANKS As the global economy continues to be challenged by rising interest rates and oil prices, banks are under increasing pressure to provide more sophisticated levels of service spanning multiple markets for less. The need to ...

Features : The World's Best Sub-Custodians

Global Finance turns the spotlight on the specialized providers of services that make global investing possible. The value of a good sub-custodian becomes apparent not only when an investor wants to buy a foreign security but more so when he ...

Features : Best Investment Banks

Annual Survey: Investment Banks Best investment banks The biggest wave of mergers and acquisitions since 2000 and record worldwide underwriting of securities are producing strong gains in revenue and earnings at the leading investment banks. The banks also are making ...

Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2006

In our 13th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are turning in the best performance for both their shareholders and their customers. Emerging markets continue to present both opportunities and challenges for ...

Features : World’s Best Treasury Providers

Global Finance selects the best treasury and cash management banks, globally and by region, and the best providers of treasury management systems and services by category. With companies casting their nets further afield for growth opportunities, there is increasing pressure ...