Regulars : Newsmakers : United States

China and Brazil appear to be joining forces in an attempt to unseat the dollar as the de facto global reserve currency.   By Anitar Hawser   According to Brazil’s central bank, the two countries are actively discussing trading with ...

Newsmakers : Obama Targets Climate Change

UNITED STATES     Hardhitting team appointed to curb US carbon emissions With a new line-up of officials steering Washington’s environmental and energy policies for the next four years and global talks under way to iron out a successor pact ...

Newsmakers : Economic Gloom Hits Business Confidence

UNITED STATES   As the credit crisis deepens and government measures to kick-start bank lending fall short of the mark, the mood among company CEOs, particularly those with operations in Europe and Asia, is beginning to darken. These are the ...

Newsmakers : Credit Crunch May Be A Myth

United States     Marenzi: Interbank lending assertions are puzzling. A chorus of dissenting voices has emerged that is challenging the widely held belief that interbank lending markets have dried up, commercial lending is being curtailed, and non-financial commercial paper ...

Milestones : Security Breach Raises Questions At IMF

UNITED STATES IMF headquarters in Washington DC. Just as a reenergized International Monetary Fund has been basking in the glory as the potential savior of the world’s crumbling economy (see cover story, page 28), the agency has found itself under ...

Newsmakers : Fed Chairman Backs Second Stimulus Plan

UNITED STATES       Bernanke: Running out of weapons in the battle against economic turmoil.   Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke urged Congress last month to pass a second economic stimulus plan, saying that the US economy was likely ...

Newsmakers : Putting A Roof On Energy Bills

UNITED STATES     Naimon: Companies are keen to use third-party finance. As the solar energy industry struggles to improve its photovoltaic technology, a viable financing model may provide the missing link to the market. Almost two years ago, HSH ...

Focus: Nafta : Terms Of Trade

14 Years On With Nafta once again coming to the forefront of water-cooler discussions as a result of the political ping-pong between Democratic presidential hopefuls in the US, we look back at the development of the ground-breaking free trade agreement ...

Focus: Nafta : A Controversial Treaty

Multinationals And Nafta Much lambasted for its effects on the poor, Nafta has proved successful at opening the North American markets—and promoted corporate growth in the process.     As the US presidential primary campaigns neared their conclusion in March, ...

Focus: Nafta : Who’s Who In Nafta

Nafta Focus Global Finance names the most influential and important people in Nafta commerce and finance. Gastón Azcárraga Andrade President, Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios, and CEO, Grupo Posadas Mexico Gastón Azcárraga Andrade has been CEO of Grupo Posadas, ...