Senior Digital Editor, Global Finance magazine.

2020

2019

A Galaxy Of Superstars

In conjunction with Sibos 2019 in London, England, Global Finance hosted some of the world's top bankers at an event honring the winners of our Transaction Banking Aawards. Congratulations to all the honorees!

Will Lebanon's Turmoil Upend Economic Policymaking?

Riad Salamé, Governor of Banque du Liban, discusses the current state of the Lebanese economy with Global Finance at the 2019 IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. Salamé received an A grade on Global Finance magazine's 2019 central banker report card.

Africa Supplement 2019

It has been called the largest infrastructure plan of all time, with projects involving 68 countries, 65% of the world’s population, and over 40% of global GDP, passing through Central Asia and Russia. And all this with pledges of over $100 billion from China alone.

For Multinationals, Brexit Already Happened Says Irish Official

Kieran Donoghue, head of international financial services, strategy and public policy for Ireland’s Investment Development Agency, talks with Global Finance about the Irish government's view of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and how multinationals have reacted to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

World’s Largest Companies 2019

The largest companies in the world are getting bigger. Global Finance compares two of the most respected and renowned rankings of company size and checks them against market capitalization data to provide a comprehensive picture of which global brands are the biggest.

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2019

Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) reveals the most peaceful countries in the world. Despite living in the most peaceful century in human history, the world has become less peaceful over the last decade. 

Middle East Supplement 2019

Middle East Supplement 2019

Tighter fiscal policies and oil-output cuts agreed to by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), plus Russia, could cause economic growth in the Middle East region to slow this year. Favorable demographics will underpin long-term growth in the decades ahead, but productivity gains will be slow, economists say. Despite efforts to diversify their economies, the Arab Gulf countries will remain reliant on their oil and gas sectors for years to come.

Countries with Lowest GDP Growth 2019

Of the 192 countries, South Sudan grew at the lowest rate with Libya, San Marino, Yemen, Greece, Venezuela, Ukraine, Central African Republic and Puerto Rico following it in the list of the lowest growing countries.

Global Finance Brexit Coverage

Global Finance has covered the chaos and uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its implications from day one. Here is a selection of our most important stories.

World's Safest Countries 2019

Some nations experience earthquakes and hurricanes frequently, others have high crime or protracted wars—which countries are safest? Global Finance has answers.

2018

Percentage of Public Debt to GDP Around the World 2018

Public debt is the total amount of money owed by the government to creditors. It is usually presented as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). Some advanced economies have followed a particularly dangerous trajectory of indebtedness in recent years.

Unemployment Rates Around the World 2018

Unemployment is simple enough to understand: it is an economic condition in which individuals seeking jobs remain un-hired. Yet measuring how many people are unemployed at any given moment in any given country is rather complex.

Household Saving Rates 2018

Household saving is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income (wages, income of the self-employed and net property income) and its consumption (expenditures on goods and services.)

Africa Supplement 2018

The African continent contains some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Collectively, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa alone is projected to climb to an average 3.6% in 2019–20, up from 3.1% in 2018, according to the World Bank. Yet it is also home to many of the poorest countries, with the lowest GDP per capita. With its fast-growing population, rapid urbanization, and expanding middle class, the potential for further economic growth in Africa is enormous. But there remain many barriers to realizing anything near the continent’s full potential. 

Others

Treasury Services Supplement 2019

Every year, new disruptive technologies are wafted, tantalisingly, in front of treasurers at one of the biggest events in the corporate treasury calendar, EuroFinance. For the last couple of years, Innovation Alley and the tech breakout sessions have allowed the normally risk-averse world of treasury to dip their toes in technologies like blockchain, machine-learning and cryptocurrencies. Most treasurers wouldn’t touch cryptocurrencies with a barge pole. As guardians of a company’s cash and liquidity, their job is to preserve capital—not bet it on risky investments in cryptocurrencies or blockchain pilots.