Features : The Best EM Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY THE BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2009     In our 16th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in fast-evolving markets. By Gordon Platt ...

Features : Financial Giants Face A Mighty Challenge

ANALYSIS FINANCIAL CENTERS     Established financial centers are seeing their dominance challenged in the aftermath of the credit crunch. BY ANITA HAWSER   In early April, as leaders from the Group of 20 countries gathered with the expectation that ...

Features: The World's Safest Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY/ SAFEST BANKS MID-YEAR UPDATE Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading credit ratings agencies. Such has been the turmoil in the world’s banking industry that Global Finance is ...

Features : A Bridge To Recovery

Infrastructure spending Policymakers are pouring money into infrastructure projects in an attempt to head off economic disaster.   Cohen: When stability returns, infrastructure will be attractive. All aspects of infrastructure will be on the rise in 2009, as the United ...

Features : After the Storm

BANKING CRISIS FALLOUT Colossal losses by financial institutions have prompted calls for more-effective regulation. Refining the Basel banking rules might provide the answer.     Global crisis: For the biggest names in banking there has been nowhere to hide from ...

Features : Banking On Innovation

BEST INTERNET BANKS 2008 In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate/institutional and consumer Internet banks globally and in six regions.         These are tough times for banks to focus on Internet ...

Features : Banking On Innovation

BANKING ON INNOVATION SYSTEMIC RISK Businesses are finding imaginative ways to circumvent the credit crunch. The solutions they adopt now could have profound implications for their future operations.   For months this year, pessimists had been predicting a global financial ...

Features : A Very British Meltdown

A VERY BRITISH MELTDOWN A SYSTEM IN PERIL The swiftness of Britain’s transition from the cutting edge of innovation in banking and finance to representing the epitome of the global crisis has left many heads spinning. But in its dramatic ...

Features : The Threat From Within

AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE Despite the increasingly sophisticated solutions deployed to prevent it, rogue trading is still a serious problem in the banking industry.   Every year banks spend billions deploying sophisticated filtering and electronic “perimeter fence” technologies to try to ...

Newsmakers : Global Leaders Paint Bleak Picture

AUSTRIA       Citi's Rhodes: Current crisis is the US' biggest challenge in recent history. With Bank of America buying Merrill Lynch and Lehman’s filing for bankruptcy, the global credit crunch is clearly far from over. In fact, a ...

Features : World's Best Banks 2008

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2008     Now more than ever, the world’s best banks deserve recognition for continuing to provide excellent products and high levels of service to their clients, despite the distractions of the global credit ...

Features : A Safe Haven

SPOTLIGHT / GLOBAL CUSTODY Global custodians are experiencing strong growth and increasingly complex demands from their clients.   Propelled by the growth in increasingly sophisticated financial instruments and the emergence of new markets and clients, the universe of financial assets ...