Cover Story | Supplement
As data sharing becomes more common, individual privacy seems to be more luxury than norm. But corporations working with big-data analytics must pay attention to how many personal details they gather about their customers, lest they cross the invisible line of what is acceptable and what is not—and anger their client base.
Regional wealth funds, free-trade zones and the Saudi Stock Exchange are expected to boost GCC economic growth and spur development—even if oil doesn’t cooperate.
GCC Regional Report 2015 | Special Economic Zones
Special economic zones are allowing GCC countries to diversify their economies away from oil and provide jobs to their citizenry.
Scotland still brings in more foreign direct investment than many larger countries. Last year it again headed the list of top UK destinations outside London.
Global Finance Honors a Japanese powerhouse and a Spanish superstar as Top Of Class for 2015.
BBVA’s President and COO Carlo Torres Villa on the explosive growth of online banking and mobile banking.
Global Finance interviewed Derek Pattison, Scotiabank’s VP of wealth management, Bahamas, on the importance of responding to clients’ needs for any product, anywhere.
In a conversation with Global Finance, Mark Kerns, head of investor services at Standard Bank, describes how booming interest in Africa, led by South Africa and Nigeria, is reshaping the continent’s capital markets.
Sibos Supersection 2015
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Bank Relationship Management
Along with understanding the value they provide their banking partners, most companies want to know what they’re spending in banking fees each year, and how this compares to the contracted rates. Bank-fee analysis software can automate the process.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Trade Finance Innovation
The impact of the trade finance shortfall is particularly significant for small and medium-size enterprises.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Commercial Paper Programs
Regulatory changes and GE Capital’s exit from the commercial paper market could pose a big problem for corporate treasury departments.
Milestones | New Zealand
In June, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lowered its key cash interest rate a quarter of a percentage point to 3.25%, the first time the central bank has cut rates cut since 2011, citing a combination of deflationary pressure, plunging commodity prices and a slowdown in key export markets like China.
Corporate Finance & Capital
Capital Markets | Debt
Jaws dropped in June, when scandal-plagued Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company, announced plans to come to market with a 100-year bond. Who in their right mind would lend $2.5 billion for a century to an emerging markets company that in April wrote off $17 billion in overvalued assets and billions more in bribes?
Capital Markets | Foreign Exchange
The surging dollar, falling euro and plunging emerging-markets currencies had a record $32 billion negative impact on the earnings of companies in North America and Europe in the first quarter, according to Scottsdale, Arizona‒based FiREapps, which helps corporations measure and manage foreign exchange exposure.
Capital Markets | Debt/Equity
India’s banks—both private and state-run—have been given a powerful tool to deal with bad loans.