India: Meet The New Gov, Same As The Old Gov

Raghuram Rajan's departure as head of the Reserve Bank of India to return to teaching at the University of Chicago, made some Indians fear upheaval, but with his deputy taking the helm, stability is expected. 



Norway’s Fund Ups The Ante On Ethical Investing

Norway’s $870 billion sovereign wealth fund has always been at the forefront of ethical investing, and its actions have influenced the decision making of other asset managers, big and small. But starting next year the fund will reveal its voting intentions before shareholder meetings, not only to be more transparent but also to influence the debate and the subsequent voting.

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 ...


Country Report: Poland

NO QUICK FIXES   By Udayan Gupta   Poland withstood the recent global economic recession relatively well, thanks to its sound economic policies, healthy economic fundamentals and broad-based support for large and small enterprises.   A little more than two ...

Salon: Robert Annibale, Citi

STRADDLING TWO WORLDS   By Udayan Gupta   Robert Annibale, global director of Citi Microfinance & Community Development, sat down with Global Finance to discuss the increasing importance of microfinance in banking’s global expansion.   Microfinancing and microfinance institutions (MFIs) ...

Salon: Hiren Ved, CIO, Alchemy Capital

INDIA’S DEMAND ECONOMY   By Udayan Gupta   At this month’s Global Salon in New York, Hiren Ved, chief investment officer of Mumbai-based investment fund Alchemy Capital Management, discussed the Indian markets and economy in a global context and within ...


Salon: Robert Brusca, FAO Economics

ECONOMIC CHEMOTHERAPY   By Udayan Gupta   Global Finance sat down with economist Robert Brusca, head of consultancy FAO Economics, to discuss the global outlook, the future of Greece and the problem with current-account surpluses and deficits. Brusca has been ...