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Islamic Finance: A New Frontier

TRENDS: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN LATIN AMERICA By Antonio Guerrero With Islamic financial institutions seeking to expand into emerging markets in Africa and Asia, could Latin America be next? While Islamic financial institutions have aggressively expanded through Asia and ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

M&A: Deal Activity To Pick Up In 2011

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt There will be a substantial increase in mergers and acquisitions in 2011, following a relatively flat year for M&A; in 2010, as companies have plenty of cash to spend ...

Award Winners

World’s Best FX Providers 2011: Regional Winners

Regional Winners North America Citi Citi is one of the largest FX providers in the world, with more than 1,400 currency trading and sales professionals in 85 countries. "We continue to invest heavily in our business," says Jeff Feig, managing ...


Argentina: Unease With Profit-Sharing Plan

NEWSMAKERS: ARGENTINA By Antonio Guerrero Kirchner: Hoping to mend fences with the unions A controversial profit-sharing bill submitted to Congress by Argentina's ruling coalition is becoming a proxy fight between the nation's labor and business sectors ahead ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets Focus: Latin America

COVER STORY: MUTUAL BENEFITS By Antonio Guerrero Latin America is enjoying growing prosperity as the region develops ever-stronger economic ties with Asia. When Chinese President Hu Jintao took his first tour of Latin America in 2004, he ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Latin America Focus: Brazil Elections

A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW By Denise Bedell Investors are preparing for post-Lula life after Brazil's drawn-out presidential election. When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took over as president of Brazil in January 2003, investors and the ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Brazilians Develop Taste for Chilean Wines

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: COMPANY TO WATCH By Gordon Platt Viña Concho y Toro, the largest wine exporter in Chile, recently signed a global marketing agreement with Manchester United Football Club in England—although maybe it should have signed with ...