Emerging Markets : Emerging Markets Volatility Declines

NEWS Measurable risk and volatility have declined in emerging markets over the past 10 years, providing attractive long-term risk/return characteristics, according to a study by Chicago-based Northern Trust Global Investments. “In our view, this asset class has ‘grown up’ from ...

Features : Steady Progress

COUNTRY REPORT / INDONESIA Indonesia is slowly moving toward a wide range of structural reforms critical to soothing the anxieties of local and foreign investors. Less than a decade after the fall of the dictator Suharto, Indonesia is moving to ...

Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY In our 14th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in often-tumultuous markets. Despite China being hit by its worst day of trading in ...

Features : Open Season

STARS OF THE NEW RUSSIA Russia’s attempts to broaden its economic base away from a resource-driven model are proving as profitable as they are successful. Russia is becoming more authoritative, there is considerable uncertainty over who will be the next ...

Features : The New Arab Economies

THE MIDDLE EAST Economic reforms are spurring a flood of private sector investment that is helping to put the region’s liquidity to productive use. The Manhattan skyline that erupted from the desert flatlands of Dubai is a symbol of a ...

Features : Walking A Tightrope

COUNTRY REPORT / THE PHILIPPINES Shrugging off political uncertainty and a rising currency, the Philippine economy is enjoying steady growth. Plenty of pitfalls remain, however. Arroyo: Under pressure Philippine politics is rarely dull, and 2007 is likely to be no ...

Features : Breaking Out

FOCUS / INDIA INC. India’s biggest corporations are spreading their wings and becoming truly global organizations. Mittal Grandeur promises to be Mumbai's newest landmark. It is being built on the grounds of Taraporevala Mansion, a heritage structure. When he was ...

Features : Banking On The Future

ROUNDTABLE / TURKEY At a recent roundtable in Istanbul, Global Finance brought together a group of leading figures in the Turkish banking industry to discuss the key issues facing this rapidly developing and growing economy. GLOBAL FINANCE: Does geopolitical shock ...

Features : Breaking Out

Brazilian companies, long used to concentrating on their country’s local market, are now increasingly going global. Just as the 1990s marked record foreign investment in Brazil thanks to a wave of privatizations, this decade is seeing a wave of Brazilian ...

Features : At A Crossroads

Offering an increasingly transparent and business-friendly environment, Cyprus is attracting ever more investment from global corporations. Nearly 30 years ago, Kardex, a Swiss-based corporation that has its roots as a US typewriter company, saw the benefits of placing an operating ...

Features : The Tortilla Factor

Mexico’s newly installed president faces a tough first year in office as he struggles to reconcile his promises with fiscal reality. Corn tortillas are a basic staple in Mexicans’ diet. But for the administration of the country’s new president, Felipe ...

Cover Story : Deal Or No Deal

The seemingly interminable wrangling over global trade encapsulated in the so-called Doha Round of talks might be about to come to an end. The dormant world trade talks may finally emerge from a prolonged suspension this spring as trade officials ...

Emerging Markets : Central Bank Hints At Rate Policy Shift

China China’s central bank governor Zhou: Trade surplus will be lowered China’s central bank is considering further options for lowering the country’s trade surplus and tightening the money supply, governor Zhou Xiaochuan told reporters in Switzerland at a January meeting ...

Features : Getting Bullish on The Russian Bear

Wielding increasing global power, Russia could be on the verge of becoming a real partner with Europe Rich in natural resources, Russia likely will enjoy a ninth straight year of solid economic growth in 2007. While the 1998 financial crisis ...

Features : Transition Managers Become The Norm

GENTLY DOES IT COUNTRY REPORT / MEXICO Investors are generally optimistic about the outlook in Mexico under new president Felipe Calderón. He faces plenty of challenges, but Mexico’s newly elected president, Felipe Calderón, might just be the right man to ...