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Features : A Safe Haven

SPOTLIGHT / GLOBAL CUSTODY Global custodians are experiencing strong growth and increasingly complex demands from their clients.   Propelled by the growth in increasingly sophisticated financial instruments and the emergence of new markets and clients, the universe of financial assets ...

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Features : Internet Bank Awards

In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.   Times have been hard recently for banks’ information technology departments. The collapse of ...

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Features : Island Life

CARIBBEAN FINANCE CENTERS Recent changes are helping the venerable finance centers of the Caribbean stave off increasingly intense international competition.             Partly in response to the US-led assault on their opaque banking systems and propensity ...

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Features : World’s Best Investment Banks 2008

  ANNUAL SURVEY The past 12 months have been some of the most difficult ever for investment banks, but many institutions continue to provide outstanding services to their clients.             Investment banks are still writing ...

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Milestones : Financiers Expect More Banks To Fail

GLOBAL         Almost a year into the credit crunch, it appears that there are still widespread market fears of another financial firm going under. And it seems that the next six months are crucial in terms of ...

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Features : Greasing The Wheels Of Global Trade

GREASING THE WHEELS OF GLOBAL TRADE ANNUAL SURVEY / SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE Global Finance pinpoints the leaders in the increasingly innovative, creative and commercially important field of supply chain finance.   The physical transportation of goods between buyers and suppliers ...

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GCC Report : Inflation Stalks The Gulf

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / ECONOMIC UPDATE     Currency pegs could come unglued as the region’s economies heat up.       Just when it seemed that it couldn’t get any better for the oil-rich countries of the Gulf Cooperation ...

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GCC Report: Move To Launching Pad

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / CAPITAL MARKETS The region’s biggest exchanges, in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are ready for liftoff.     Al Sowailim: Saudi Arabia offers great opportunities for global investors.   The volume of initial public offerings on ...

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GCC Report: Shifting Gears

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / COUNTRY PROFILE: QATAR   Qatar has plenty of gas for the long drive to becoming a knowledge-based economy.     Doha's constantly changing skyline illustrates Qatar's rapid growth.   Qatar has the world’s third-largest reserves of ...

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Features : Annual Survey: Stars Of The New Russia

ANNUAL REPORT / STARS OF THE NEW RUSSIA   Making the most of their newfound spending power, Russia’s consumers are boosting the fortunes of the country’s banks and corporations.   With Russia’s economy fueled by petrodollars, Russian consumers are on ...

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Features : Raising Sepa’s Horizons

CORPORATE TOOLBOX — SEPA Six months after SEPA’s introduction, banks are still trying to devise ways to encourage the businesses they serve to jump aboard. Additional optional services may provide the answer.   The introduction of the euro in January ...

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Features : Sharing In Risk And Reward

SECTOR REPORT / ISLAMIC FINANCE The range of Islamic finance techniques is growing rapidly, but some are concerned that the most innovative products may be flouting shariah principles.   While conventional financial markets are still reeling from the credit crunch, ...
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