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World’s Best Banks 2012: Asia

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt ASIA Asia has provided one of the few bright spots in the global economy in recent years. The region rebounded quickly from the global financial crisis and has thus far avoided ...

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World’s Best Banks : Asia Country Winners

ASIA Credit Quality May Hinder Expansion Plans While most of emerging Asia’s banks came out of the 2008 financial crisis with strong capital ratios and creditworthiness, the crisis had more of a negative impact on banks in some of ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Hot Commodities

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE: COMMODITIES CRUNCH By Jonathan Gregson Soaring commodities prices are changing the economic balance of Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Faltering growth in some of the world’s biggest economies may be grabbing ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Regional Report: The Caucasus

COMPETITION IN THE CAUCASUS: THREE'S COMPANY By Justin Keay Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are competing to attract foreign investment. With much of Central and Eastern Europe still mired in a post recession slump, the Caucasian trio may ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets Focus: CEE

COVER STORY: HARD TIMES By Justin Keay A sustainable recovery remains as elusive as ever for many of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Azerbaijan: Investors Cheer Elections

MILESTONES: AZERBAIJAN By Justin Keay Baku: Enjoying the fruits of Azerbaijan's mineral wealth Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections in early November ended in controversy, with critics claiming the opposition parties were prevented from being able to properly challenge Yeni Azerbaijan, ...

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Country Report: Turkey

STAYING THE COURSE By Gordon Platt Turkey has bounced back from a sharp economic contraction to become one of the region’s best performers. Its prospects are brighter than ever. Turkey's constitutional referendum last month gave a boost ...

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Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Asia

ASIA By Anita Hawser REGIONAL WINNER : HSBC As regional and foreign banks look to Asia to grow their business beyond their domestic markets, competition is heating up in the region. Traditionally a strong provider across 20 or ...


Global Economic Indicators: Key Sources and Links

Global Finance’s selection of the best links to authoritative sources of global economic statistics, indicators and data. INTERNATIONAL SOURCES FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS IMF – International Monetary Fund: Homepage Data and Statistics World Economic Outlook database on selected macroeconomic ...