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Frontier Markets Report: Bangladesh

PRIME PROSPECT   By Dan Keeler   Companies that ignore Bangladesh may be missing a key investment opportunity.   Photo Credits: FRITZ16 / Often portrayed in the media as a basket case that lurches from one natural disaster to ...

Risk Management: Executive Liability

MOUNTING PERILS   By Al Modugno   Global executive risks are mushrooming in the midst of charges around Libor rate fixing and an explosion of M&A legal suits.   The Libor scandal involving rate-rigging has triggered widespread investigations of major ...

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Global Salon

Global Salon: Karen Elliott House

CONFLUENCE OF RISK By Vanessa Drucker In this month’s Salon, Global Finance sat down with Karen Elliott House, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Co vet and author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, ...

Country Report

Country Report: Angola

UP AND RUNNING   By Dan Keeler   Having regained its footing in the wake of the financial crisis, Angola is now looking to erect a fairer, more balanced economy.   As it continues to rebuild its economy and society ...

Country Report: Lebanon

DRAGGING A GEOPOLITICAL ANCHOR   By Justin Keay   There were few bright spots for Lebanon over the past year. However, the banking and real estate sectors showed encouraging signs, and a recovery has begun.   Despite their traditional stoicism, ...


Corporate Finance

Debt: Distressed Corp Deals Decline

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: CORPORATE DEBT   By Gordon Platt   Distressed debt and bankruptcy restructurings completed in 2012 more than doubled from 2011 to $423 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Excluding Greece’s record $263 billion debt-exchange transaction, however, produces a very ...

FX: Economic Woes To Constrain Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The euro was the star of the major currencies in January, as it soared to a 14-month high against the dollar and a 33-month high against the Japanese yen. Its strength reflects ...

M&A: Energy, Resources Deals Heat Up

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   Pipeline deals, shale-energy plays and natural resources transactions—often involving Asian buyers—provided an energetic start to mergers and acquisitions in 2013.   The overall January deal totals for the Americas ...


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