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Eurozone Attracts Record Foreign Investment

<strong>Europe</strong> | Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe hit a record high in 2015 with 5,083 new cross-border projects, an increase of 14% from 2014, creating approximately 218,000 new jobs

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Nearshoring Tide Rises In Europe

<strong>LOCATION TRENDS </strong>| Technology allows all sorts of work to be done anywhere.Many companies are taking advantage of this power to "nearshore" European operations from pricey major capitals to lower-cost locales.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Once Bitten, Twice Finance Minister

<strong>Indonesia |</strong>Can themuch-admired former Finance Minister of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani Indrawati,bring back the magic in her second tour in the post?

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Assuming The Mantle Of Asia’s Financial Hub

Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as Asia’s top financial center and now ranks third globally behind London and New York. This is the key takeaway from the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), a ranking by British commercial think-tank Z/Yen Group.


US Execs Flock To China—Then Flee

<strong>China</strong><br /> When Alibaba announced in May that it was hiring former Goldman Sachs managing director Douglas Feagin to run the international unit of its finance arm, Ant Financial, many observers had a sense of déjà vu.<br />

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Peru’s Economy On A Roll

<strong>Trends | Peru</strong><br /> There is no stopping Peru’s economy.<br />

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Philippines Jump-Starts Electronic Banking

<strong>Capital Markets | Banking Reform</strong><br /> More than one hundred million people, 2.5 billion transactions every month—and just 1% of payments made electronically.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Activist Investors Target Banks

<strong>Management | Shareholder Activism</strong><br /> Activist investors are knocking more loudly at banks’ doors. According to Thomson Reuters data, in 2015, activists launched 97 campaigns aimed at the US financial sector, 22 of them targeting banks.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ASEAN Midwifes A Regional Trade Powerhouse

A new era kicked off on December 31, 2015, for the 10 countries that are part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: The alliance launched the Asean Economic Community (AEC), a trade bloc aimed at creating a unified, cross-border market where labor, services and capital can flow without restrictions.