"Salon: Joshua Shapiro, MFR Inc "

TOUGH TIMES TO COME   By Kathryn Tully   Global Finance sat down with with Joshua Shapiro, chief US economist for consultancy MFR, to discuss the US economy, the fiscal “cliff” and structural problems still facing the country.   Global ...

Safe Bet In Visa CEO Transition Could Backfire

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   With electronic payments gaining favor among consumers, credit-card giant Visa is enjoying high profits and a positive outlook for long-term growth.   It is no surprise, then, that the world’s largest payments network ...

Ford Grooms CEO Successor

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   Ford Motor Company recently unveiled a two-year succession plan geared toward a full management reshuffle by 2014. The centerpiece of this arrangement was the appointment of Mark Fields as chief operating officer, effective from ...

Financial Utilities That Are Too Important To Fail

MILESTONES: US/GLOBAL   By Gordon Platt   Two years after Dodd-Frank became law, US regulators identified eight "systemically important" clearing and payment firms that provide critical infrastructure to the country's financial system.   Systemically important financial utilities named None of the ...

Canada: Maple Group Finally Wins In TMX Takeover Battle

MILESTONES: CANADA   By Erik Heinrich   The takeover of Canadian stock market operator TMX Group by Maple Group, a consortium of financial institutions, was approved by TMX's shareholders, bringing to a close more than a year of sometimes acrimonious ...

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS IN NORTH AMERICA 2012

GLOBAL FINANCE names the World's Safest Banks 2012 in North America NEW YORK, August 16, 2012 — Global Finance magazine ( GF mag.com) has named the Safest Banks in North America in an exclusive survey to be published in the ...