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Economics, Policy & Regulation

WILL KURODA SURVIVE JAPAN’S SNAP ELECTION?

<strong>Japan | Newsmakers</strong><br /> Just weeks after Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, surprised the world with a bold plan to inflate Japanese assets and weaken the Japanese yen by buying 80 trillion yen ($680 billion) in Japanese bonds, exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts, prime minister Shinz Abe upstaged him by calling a snap election for mid-December, two years ahead of schedule.

Banking

RATING AGENCIES – THE BATTLE FOR EUROPE

Europe’s bond market grew 50% faster than the global rate during the first nine months of the year—by 4.6% year-on-year—but small foreign rating agencies jockeying for a piece of the action are crying foul.

Award Winners

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

POWERING UP GROWTH

AFRICA 2014 | INFRASTRUCTURE<br /> From power plants and mining to tourism and railroads, new infrastructure projects are stimulating the growth of industries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

UNLOCKING AFRICA’S RICHES

AFRICA 2014 | MINING<br /> Africa’s mining industry is on the verge of breaching limits historically imposed by political risk constraints.

Banking

SALON: EBENEZER ESSOKA, STANDARD CHARTERED

Ebenezer Essoka, a native of Cameroon, is vice chair for Africa at Standard Chartered. He sat down with Global Finance to discuss African trade and the need for African policymakers to ensure that foreign investment deals are in the best interest of all stakeholders.<br /> <br />

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

SMEs Get A New Shot At Raising Cash

It has never been easy for small and midsize companies in emerging markets to raise money. Since the financial crisis it has become even harder. But there's hope.

Awards

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Banking

Cover Story: The Volcker Effect

PROPRIETARY TRADING By Michael Shari Corporate clients of investment banks around the world could see a dramatic impact from the...
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