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Features: Awards: Islamic Financial Institutions

ANNUAL SURVEY / ISLAMIC FINANCE Global Finance selects the winners in a fast-growing area of finance that combines investing according to the tenets of Islamic law with modern financial products and systems.   Islamic finance is a system of ethical ...

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Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2008

ANNUAL SURVEY / BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS In our 15th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in fast-evolving markets.   Download PDF (2 MB) The ...

Banking

Features: Banking on Russia

ANALYSIS Deft maneuvering is helping Russia’s banks dodge the fallout from the credit crunch, but significant risks remain—particularly for smaller banks and their customers.     While the crises at UK mortgage lender Northern Rock and US investment bank Bear ...

Banking

Milestones : Bank Bailouts Could Harm Country Rating

GLOBAL     A cautious approach: Bank of England governor Mervyn King. The global credit crunch has highlighted just how far regulators and banks in some markets are willing to go to prop up the domestic financial system. However, clear ...

Banking

Cover Story : From Bust To Boom

Middle East Lebanon’s banks are spreading their wings as they push for more growth in the Middle East’s key markets.   Banks in downtown Beirut: Lebanon's financial institutions are expanding through the region. While the banking sector remains the backbone ...

Banking

Cover Story : Secondary Development

Middle East As Islamic bonds become more popular, banks are creating a viable secondary market.   Emirates Islamic Bank: Reaping the benefits of a surge in business. Asurge in the issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, and growing demand from ...

Banking

Cover Story: Let the good times roll

The Middle East Prudent investment of vastly increased oil revenues and a determination to build stable financial foundations are helping transform the Middle East into one of the world’s most vibrant economic areas. The DIFC in Dubai: One of the ...

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Features : Awards: Best Developed Markets Banks

WORLD’S BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS 2008 BEST DEVELOPED MARKETS BANKS Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world.     The past year has been one of the most tumultuous in recent ...

Banking

Features : Fighting Frausters From Winthin

ONLINE FRAUD New technologies and greater understanding of the mechanics of online fraud are helping corporations beat the bad guys.   The 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can” was based loosely on a book penned by Frank William Abagnale ...

Banking

Cover Story : Brazil Banking & Finance

BRAZIL BANKING & FINANCE Local banks’ stranglehold on the Brazilian market is coming under threat from acquisition-hungry international banks and investors.   Brazilian central bank governor Henrique Meirelles's steady hand has helped instill growing confidence in prospects for the country's ...

Banking

Features : Opportunity Play

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS Sovereign wealth funds snap up bargains in one of the biggest financial industry land grabs in history.   Bader Al Sa'ad, head of Kuwait's SWF, helped arrange a huge cash infusion for Citi. To say Citi and ...
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