2009

Regulars : Newsmakers : India

In the past decade, India and China have been mentioned in the same breath when discussing the coming giants of the world economy.   By Laurence Neville   In truth, India has never been in China’s league when it comes ...

Cover Story: All Change

Recent financial turmoil has accelerated the seismic shifts taking place in the balance of global economic and political power. How the major powers act in the coming years will determine the future shape of globalization. BY LAURENCE NEVILLE The global ...

Cover Story : Fear Factor

DEFLATION   US policymakers have already braced themselves for a bout of deflation, and many corporations are quaking at the prospect of price declines. Some are wondering, though, how bad can it really get?     That the global economy, ...

2008

Features : World's Best Banks 2008

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2008     Now more than ever, the world’s best banks deserve recognition for continuing to provide excellent products and high levels of service to their clients, despite the distractions of the global credit ...

Milestones : Europe’s Ipo Market Slumps

EUROPE     Blowout: EDP Renováveis' stock tumbled more than 20% after its IPO With equity capital markets bankers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market focused on massive rights issues to recapitalize their peers in recent months, ...

Milestones : Banks Struggle To Raise Cash

EUROPE               UBS: Its third cash call, this time to investors, was successful.       Almost a year after the US subprime crisis burst onto the wider global stage, Europe’s banks are paying ...

Cover Story: The Found Continent

AFRICA   Long ignored by mainstream investors and corporations, Africa has suddenly found itself in the spotlight. Its resilience in the recent credit crunch is just part of the reason.     An oil worker stands on the deck of ...

Features : Awards: Best Developed Markets Banks

WORLD’S BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS 2008 BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world.     The past year has been one of the most tumultuous in recent ...

2007

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 ...

Cover Story : United Front

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE Turbulent times:Demonstrators in Romania in 1989 seize control of a tank Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has changed beyond recognition in the 20 years during which Global Finance has been published. Few would have dared hope ...

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 ...

2006

Cover Story : The Backdating Game

Options backdating Already a handful of corporate heads have rolled as a result of the options backdating scandal. If regulators and shareholders get more aggressive, that could be just the tip of the iceberg. Options backdating has been the corporate ...

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 ...

Milestones : Rosneft Ipo Leaves Questions Unanswered

Russia Rosneft IPO: Frosty reception Russian oil giant Rosneft’s listing in mid-June was undoubtedly a landmark event. The $10.4 billion deal was the largest oil IPO, the largest-ever Russian float and the fifth largest in the world. But more important ...

Newsmakers : IPO Puts New Dubai Exchange on the Map

Saudi Arabia / Dubai Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud Not content with saving Citigroup and Euro Disney in the 1990s with multi-million-dollar investments, renowned Saudi Arabian investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud turned his attention closer to home with an ...

Milestones : Growth Set to Trigger Sell-Off Wave

EUROPE F&C;’s Adrian Fowler European stock markets are expected to perform well in 2006, tempting companies to come to market to finance mergers and acquisitions and to launch IPOs in a repeat of the pattern seen in 2005. Despite a ...

Milestones : Credit Derivatives Market Primed To Explode

GLOBAL Deutsche Bank’s John Tierney The credit derivatives market is set to continue to grow at a rapid pace in 2006 with an ever-widening base of financial institutions, and even some corporates, using the market, according to industry observers. The ...

2005

Features : Companies Reap the Benefits of Good Behavior

Socially responsible investment is a growing force, and corporates have taken note. But what does it take to get on approved investment lists? And do the companies get anything back from being high-minded? Responsibility is the buzzword of the 21st ...

Features : Global Custody

Global Finance brought together some of the world’s leading custody experts to discuss the industry’s prospects. GLOBAL FINANCE: Welcome. Please tell us a little about your organizations. Global Finance publisher Joseph Giarraputo: Does technology continue to drive change in custody? ...

Features : Risk and Reward

Socially responsible investment is a growing force, and corporates have taken note. But what does it take to get on approved investment lists? And do the companies get anything back from being high-minded? Responsibility is the buzzword of the 21st ...

Cover Story : 2005 World’s Best Banks

Annual Survey The biggest banks in the world have performed like well-oiled money-creating machines this year, generating billions of dollars of profits on a quarterly basis. The risks to the global economy from rising oil prices and interest rates, however, ...

Cover Story : Full Steam Ahead

It might seem as if we live in risky times, but financial markets are now less volatile than they have been in decades. How has this come about, and is it sustainable? If you read the newspapers, you could be ...

Milestones : Western Europe Streaks Past Us In M&A Activity

Global Simon Collins To the casual observer it might look as though M&A; activity globally during the first half of 2005 was less than inspiring. Activity did increase when compared with the same period last year, but growth was modest. ...

Features : Debt Markets / Caught In The Downdraft

European companies are finding themselves trapped in the fallout from recent downgrades of GM and Ford. Borrowers in the European bond markets have been on a roller-coaster ride in the past four months. Having grown accustomed over the past 18 ...

Features : Country Report: Ukraine

After the Revolution With the shockwaves from last year’s election debacle subsiding, Ukraine is poised to embark on a phase of explosive—and potentially traumatic—growth. In the space of just six months, the world’s view of Ukraine has changed beyond recognition. ...

Features : Country Report: Cyprus

Country Report: Building Bridges As its economy continues to grow, Cyprus is hoping to take advantage of its strategic position between Europe and the burgeoning markets of the Middle East and Africa. The year 2004 was one of mixed emotions ...

Features : The World’s Best Emerging Market Banks, 2005

In the 12th annual Global Finance survey of the world’s best emerging market banks, we honor those banks that consistently provide excellent service and security in often-tumultuous markets. In the dynamic world of emerging market banking, the past year has ...

Features : Insurers Seek New Role In A Changing World

Insurers are getting more involved in helping their corporate clients understand the risks they face. Just four years ago insurance was a necessity rather than a dynamic component of a company’s business strategy—a determinedly unsexy but essential part of operations. ...

Features : Risk Management: Insurers Adapt To A Changing World

Insurers Seek New Role In A Changing World Insurers are getting more involved in helping their corporate clients understand the risks they face. Just four years ago insurance was a necessity rather than a dynamic component of a company’s business ...

Features : Risk Management: Insurers Seek New Role In A Changing World

Insurers are getting more involved in helping their corporate clients understand the risks they face. Just four years ago insurance was a necessity rather than a dynamic component of a company’s business strategy—a determinedly unsexy but essential part of operations. ...