Regional Report: The Caucasus

  COMPETITION IN THE CAUCASUS: THREE'S COMPANY   By Justin Keay   Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are competing to attract foreign investment. With much of Central and Eastern Europe still mired in a post recession slump, the Caucasian trio may ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP: CHINA   By Thomas Clouse   China has begun taking steps to cool the growth of its automotive market after a 32% increase in vehicle sales last year worsened traffic and air pollution problems in many Chinese cities.   ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   India's craving for luxury cars grows Significant improvement in heavy industrial sectors drove up India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) by nearly 11% year-on-year during October 2010, a significant step up from September's ...

Company To Watch: Infosys Technologies

EMERGING MARKET INVESTOR: COMPANY TO WATCH: INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES / INDIA   By Gordon Platt   Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies, the second largest company by market capitalization on the Bombay Stock Exchange, announced one of the first mobile-banking solutions that offers financial-management ...

China: China Passes US In CleanTech Spend

MILESTONES: CHINA   By Denise Bedell   High energy: Government targets boost windpower With strong government backing and clear goals for increased capacity development, China is fast surpassing its counterparts in the West, including the US and Germany, in building ...

DR News: Taiwanese Firms Eye ADR Platform

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: DR NEWS   By Gordon Platt   Companies based in Taiwan that already have global depositary receipt (GDR) programs will explore establishing new Level 1 American depositary receipt (ADR) programs over the next 18 months, according to ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP: CHINA   By Thomas Clouse   China's Internet users present a rich potential market Growth in consumer and producer prices in China continued to accelerate in November, prompting policy makers to raise reserve ratios and direct the country's state-owned ...

South Korea: Trade Pact To Fuel Export Growth

MILESTONES: SOUTH KOREA   By Thomas Clouse   Seoul: Tighter ties with the United States South Korea finalized details of its free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States last month, more than three years after the former presidents of ...

BIGGEST BANKS IN ASIA 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in Asia NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, the ...

Emerging Markets Focus: Asia

COVER STORY: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT   By Anita Hawser   Emerging Asia has consolidated its role as the most powerful engine of global economic recovery—but threats to the region's growing prosperity remain.   The first thing British prime minister ...

Best Derivatives Providers: Asia

WINNERS: ASIA   Best Commodity Derivatives Provider Macquarie Australia's Macquarie Group finances producers of a wide variety of commodities and has a reputation for producing the most astute research on commodities, particularly on metals and mining in Asia. Two years ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP   By Thomas Clouse   China's trade surplus rose to $27.15 billion in October, its second highest reading of the year, the customs office reported last month. The surplus represents a 60% month-on-month increase and comes despite an almost ...

Burma: Elections Offer Few Answers

MILESTONES: BURMA   By Thomas Clouse   Suu kyi: Free at last Burma held its first election in two decades in early November. The winners of the election will take control of the government from the military, which has ruled ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP   By Aaron Chaze   The other black gold: Coal India sparks investor frenzy Coal India, the world's largest coal mining company and one of the Indian government's mega disinvestments, became the largest IPO ever in India and one ...

Azerbaijan: Investors Cheer Elections

MILESTONES: AZERBAIJAN   By Justin Keay   Baku: Enjoying the fruits of Azerbaijan's mineral wealth Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections in early November ended in controversy, with critics claiming the opposition parties were prevented from being able to properly challenge Yeni Azerbaijan, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP   By Thomas Clouse   Liu: China was furious over his Nobel Prize China's trade surplus fell to a five month low of $16.9 billion in September. Down almost 16% from August the figure reflected slower year-on-year growth rates ...

FX: Renminbi Rising

China's trade deficit with the US rose to another record in August, fanning the brush fires that have broken out in the currency markets. Currency issues dominated talks at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank ...