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Features : Changing The Game

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS With sovereign wealth funds rapidly becoming one of the most powerful forces in global finance, one key question has emerged: Should they be feared or revered? With the subprime-induced credit crunch causing stocks of financial giants such ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Milestones : Businesses Confirm That Green Begets Green

UK / GLOBAL     Growing awareness: Firms see risk management benefits in going green Multinational corporations are waking up to the fact that being “green” is not just for environmentalists. That was the message that came out of a ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Milestones : Integration Helps Firms Avert Risk

GLOBAL     Firms are unprepared for risks such as terrorist attacks Major companies are still struggling to come to grips with risk management, despite recent high-profile events such as the September 11 attacks, the London bombings, the threat of ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : China Unleashes Ipos To Soak Up Liquidity

GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS     China has approved a series of major IPOs in recent weeks in an attempt to cool its soaring stock markets by flooding them with a growing supply of new issues. The country’s main Shanghai index has ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Us High-yield Market Coming Back To Life

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS / CORPORATE DEBT     The high-yield bond market in the United States has revived, thanks in part to the Federal Reserve’s half-point interest rate cut on September 18, with some companies able to double the size ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Weak Dollar Unlikely To Reach Crisis Stage

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS  / FOREIGN EXCHANGE     The dollar tumbled to a record low against a basket of leading currencies known as the dollar index at the end of September and likely will fall further, but no dollar crisis ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cover Story : Stop Party People

PARTY ON! PRIVATE EQUITY   Private equity has had a tough year. It was hounded by legislators for its methods during the first half of 2007. And in the second half it was hit by the credit crunch. Can its ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Features : Building A Stronger Supply Chain

FOCUS / SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE     Having good financial and physical supply chain infrastructure can mean the difference between competitive advantage and faster available cash versus reactive management and stops and bottlenecks in accounts receivable.   "A successful supply ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Features : Clear Path

SECTOR REPORT / TREASURY & CASH MANAGEMENT Large corporations are leaping at the chance to connect directly to the banks...