Morocco | In recent years, Morocco has successfully attracted a growing flow of foreign capital, becoming the top foreign direct investment recipient in the Maghreb region (Northwest Africa), and one of the largest in the African continent.
Capital Markets | Debt
Issuance of green bonds, which raise funds to support environmentally beneficial activities, more than tripled last year, to $36 billion, according to the World Bank.
Capital Markets | Mergers & Acquistions
Boutique investment banks are eating the lunch of Wall Street’s bulge-bracket firms.
Capital Markets | Merger & Acquisitions: Biotech
The slew of M&A deals in the pharmaceutical industry could leave some firms with a bad hangover. Fitch Ratings warns that the race to find the next blockbuster drug could hurt overall credit rankings for the sector.
Capital Markets | Fixed Income
Hungary’s biggest financial scandal, which broke earlier this year, involved the alleged issuance of more than $500 million of phony bonds by Quaestor Financial Hrurira. The brokerage was one of three firms charged with fraud.
Capital Markets | Private Equity
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners in late March became the first company to register a private equity fund under simplified rules implemented by the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
Frontier Markets Report | Oman
The sultanate’s proximity to the Gulf has long been an attraction. But with war in neighboring Yemen, its location could be a drawback.
Special Report | The Caribbean
The Caribbean’s economies are expected to improve this year on the back of growth in tourism, but the economic climate remains frail with the drop in oil prices proving a mixed bag for countries in the region.
FDI Update | FDI Magnet
Countries that dismantled protec-tionist policies are still attracting FDI, despite the commodities bust. Others aren’t doing so well.
with Ali Khalpey, Exotix
Global Finance sat down with José Gerardo Morales, Chief Investment Officer of Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA), to discuss challenges and opportunities in emerging markets, and the state of geopolitical risk in 2015.
Global Finance’s first annual ranking of the top-performing companies in the Middle East shows how much of the region is still in the early stages of reducing its dependence on oil.
Central Asia Focus
Western and Asian efforts to boost relations with the five Central Asia countries is good news for companies and banks wanting to penetrate these big, yet largely unexploited, markets.
High Tech Sector
Playing to its youthful strengths, the Middle East has enormous high-tech potential but still has room to grow.
Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are notoriously secretive in terms of their investments and strategy. So what will they do in response to the oil price drop?
Frontier Markets Report | Lithuania
Dogged by high unemployment, Lithuania is losing young people at an alarming rate.
Global Finance presents the winners of its 16th annual Best Investment Bank Awards.
with Clifford Lee, DBS Bank