Justin Brass, managing director at litigation finance specialist Burford Capital, recently visited Global Finance to discuss funding innovation and the bottom-line value of litigation.
The worst may be past for Russia’s economy, but it will be tough to attract global investors, even if Putin caps his foreign policy triumphs by persuading the West to ease sanctions.
The banking industry’s leading lights have largely adjusted their business plans to a world of tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and less leverage. Now, they are taking on new competitors by embracing the very information technology that has disrupted their business.
Uncertainty over the future has grown, while growth forecasts have been cut.
Cuba: News that Anglo-Dutch consumer products company Unilever will return to Cuba to build a $35 million plant in the special development zone at the port of Mariel, about 40 kilometers west of Havana, is one of the clearest signs yet that the communist nation is taking a more pragmatic approach to foreign direct investment.
Capital Markets | Equity Offering
A potential partial privatization of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company, Saudi Aramco, would require the company to remove its veil of secrecy.
Peter Hayes, global head of invest-ment research for Prudential Real Estate Investors, joined Global Finance editors in New York to talk about which property markets look hot in 2016—and which look too hot.
Saudi Arabia is the Gulf Cooperation Council’s largest economy, but major economic, political and social challenges threaten the kingdom’s immediate economic future. Reducing its dependence on oil and gas is now a case of when, not if.
Unlike some of its Eastern European neighbors, the Czech Republic has shunned joining the eurozone and has surprised many with its stable and healthy levels of economic growth. However, progress is still needed on business transparency.
The prospect of the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has investors excited about the return of this market to the global economic community. But the message is: Proceed with caution.
He has become the face of Puerto Rico’s woes, warning in media interview after interview of its inability to pay its bills and serving as the island’s bearer of bad financial news.
Arabia is meeting with some success in its efforts to entice foreign investors to six new economic cities in the kingdom.
African Gems | Alexandria Container and Cargo tops Global Finance’s first annual ranking of the 25 Best-Performing Companies in Africa.
United States | Verizon, one of the largest wireless providers in the United States, announced on May 12 that it will acquire AOL, a leading Internet pioneer and Web content provider, for $4.4 billion.
Global Salon | Global Finance sat down with Ommeed Sathe, vice president and head of impact investing at Newark, New Jersey-based insurer Prudential Financial, to discuss how corporate social responsibility and profitable investing can go hand in hand.
Capital Markets | M&A Pharmaceuticals
In what could become Israel’s biggest cross-border M&A deal ever, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries made an unsolicited $40 billion offer to acquire Mylan, a Pennsylvania-based drugmaker registered in the Netherlands with operational headquarters in the UK.
Frontier Markets Report | Myanmar is wide open in terms of investment prospects, and its opportunities are luring investors—despite the risks.
Special Report | Private Banking
The pace of global economic growth may have slowed since the financial crisis, but the creation and concentration of private financial wealth has revved up.
China | Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba’s new CEO, Daniel Zhang, is a star, credited with the success of Tmall.com and the November 11 Singles Day—an online buying bonanza that has overtaken Black Friday as the most lucrative online shopping day of the year.