United States: Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke lashed out at what he described as a do-nothing Congress in his new memoir, Courage to Act.
Banks in Western Europe occupy the most spots in the ranking of Global Finance’s Safest Commercial Banks—but one bank from Canada tops the list again.
Market Trends | FinTech
News that 13 additional banks have joined financial innovation firm R3’s distributed ledger initiative signifies the savings the banking sector believes blockchain technologies can deliver to the financial services sector.
Financial institutions from two regions dominate the ranking of the 50 Safest Emerging Markets Banks.
Global Finance interviews senior executives from some of the banks featured in this year’s World’s Safest Banks rankings.
With financial markets strengthening in most quarters, a stellar credit rating—not just a solid one—is now required to gain a place on our list of the World’s Top 50 Safest Global Banks.
Saudi bank Al Rajhi retains its crown in this year’s rankings.
Capital Markets | Business Funding
In 1957, when the Treaty of Rome was signed and the European Economic Community was established, it was the first milestone in the long path toward free circulation of goods, capital, services and people among European countries.
More than a decade ago, the Fed tried to pump life into the faltering US economy. In 2008, the financial markets crashed. There is a connection.
Regional Report | Latin America
The large economies on the east coast of Latin America—Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina—are slumping badly. Things are far different out west.
African nations can no longer get by on mineral wealth and commodities alone—and they know it.
Global Finance’s annual evaluation of the work of the world’s central bankers found some stellar performances, and some dismal ones. The toughest challenge for many: propping up falling prices.
The Indian government headed by prime minister Narendra Modi is betting big on the reform and revamp of state-run banks over the next four years to support the country’s 8%-plus GDP growth.
What’s irking central bankers is not that they have bought too many stocks or bonds. Rather, it’s that they haven’t bought enough.
Mergers & Acquisitions | Slowing growth and severe stock market falls have raised fears that China is nearing some sort of crossroads. Some economists believe that, owing to tight central controls, Chinese corporations won’t hit their expected growth targets.
Global Finance’s First Annual List Of Who’s Who In African Finance.