Country Report: Portugal

PRIME TARGET   By Vanessa Drucker   Portugal is being held up as a model of reform in meeting its fiscal restructuring targets, but it faces a drag on growth from financial sector deleveraging. Meanwhile, Portuguese firms have become prime ...

Gold Starts Paying Unique Dividends

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Valentina Pasquali   Over the past few years markets have experienced declining trust in fiat money, a slow departure from the US dollar as a reserve currency and growing interest in bullion, particularly as a hedge against ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Regional Awards

By Michael Shari REGIONAL AWARDS - NORTH AMERICA BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs has built what KBW’s Cannon calls “the powerhouse brand” on Wall Street by constantly structuring complex deals that combine its three core businesses—equity, debt and ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Global Awards

By Michael Shari GLOBAL AWARDS BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs In a year when success in investment banking was defined by survival, Goldman Sachs gained market share by devising extraordinarily creative solutions for its clients in raising capital across asset ...

Awards: Best Investment Banks 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY AND AWARDS— REDEFINING SUCCESS   By Michael Shari   Global investment banks and strong local banks make the list in our annual awards.   For an investment bank, success has long been defined as staying true to one’s ...

Sector Report: Real Estate Finance

REAL ESTATE FINANCING: NEW AVENUES   By Vanessa Drucker   Real estate projects are getting capital injections from new and diverse sources as traditional bank lending dries up.   Banks around the world have become skittish about lending. Although central ...