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World’s Best Banks 2013: Asia

<p>By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt REGIONAL ECONOMY ON SOLID GROWTH PATH Asia’s regional economy continues to grow steadily, despite the tepid recovery in the United States and sovereign debt issues in Europe. The region’s ...</p>

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Awards: World’s Best Banks 2013

BRIGHT STARS By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt Following a year that included some of the biggest scandals in banking history—the London Whale, the Libor rate-fixing scandal, widespread money laundering, insider trading, rogue trading and ...


Asian Development Bank Meeting Update

A REGION TRANSFORMED By Kim Iskyan The ability of workers in Asia to increase their skill set and improve their quality of life will be key themes at the Asian Development Bank’s upcoming annual meeting in Delhi, India. ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets Report: Bangladesh

PRIME PROSPECT By Dan Keeler Companies that ignore Bangladesh may be missing a key investment opportunity. Photo Credits: FRITZ16 / Often portrayed in the media as a basket case that lurches from one natural disaster to ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

DRs: Russia, Mexico Depositary Receipts

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS   By Gordon Platt   Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, raised $5 billion in a secondary share sale in London and Moscow in September that had been delayed for more than a year because of unfavorable ...


Winners’ Circle: World’s Best Islamic Finance Institutions

DISTINGUISHING GLOBAL GROWTH   By Kathryn Tully   Global Finance’ s most recently instituted awards acknowledging the best Islamic finance institutions globally, by region and by country only began in 2008, but in that relatively short time, a number of ...

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Stars of China 2012: Corporate Winners

By Thomas Clouse CORPORATE WINNERS AUTOMOBILES Great Wall Motors Competition is fierce in China's automotive industry, and slowing sales growth this year has added even more pressure to the country's automotive producers. Great Wall has responded to that pressure with ...


Central Banker Report Cards 2012: Asia-Pacific

By Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Anita Hawser ASIA-PACIFIC AUSTRALIA Glenn Stevens Grade: A Stevens has his hands full managing an economy with booming mining and financial sectors and weakness elsewhere. So far, he has managed to keep the overall ...


Islamic Finance Spreads Across Asia

CROSSING ASIA'S FRONTIERS   By Michael Shari   As banks and regional hubs throw their weight behind Islamic finance, shariah-compliant products are crossing not just national borders but also product lines in Asia.   Photo Credits: MANZRUSSAL I / ...

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Global Finance Magazine Grades theWorld’s Top Central Bankers 2012 New York, August 23, 2012 – Global Finance magazine has named...