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Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Belarus economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Belarus best banks and safest banks are also available.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Free Bird: Yukos Oils Ex-Chief Released

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Kim Iskyan In December, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia’s most high-profile political prisoners and the former CEO of Yukos Oil—at one point Russia’s largest oil company—was abruptly released. He had served about 10 ...


Cover Story: New Game, New Rules

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT By Valentina Pasquali Global foreign direct investment is undergoing a seismic shift as emerging markets countries are...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Ukraines Startling About-Face

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT By Dan Keeler Ukraine’s decision to turn its back on Western Europe has seriously undermined its near-term appeal, but long-term opportunities remain. Perhaps more than any other country in Europe, Ukraine is torn between ...


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY — STABILITY AMID CHANGE By Gordon Platt A global investigation into trading irregularities has not hampered growth or innovation in one of the world’s largest and most volatile markets—foreign exchange. The $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange ...


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2013

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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Note to Putin: Scrap the Scrappage Fee

Putin: Gaga for Lada (photo: Heres an incredibly important piece of advice for Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin:...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

M&A: China And The Good Earth

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt From a supergiant oil field in Kazakhstan to the worlds largest producer of potash...


Central Banker Report Cards 2013

‘A’ FOR EFFORT, ‘B-’ FOR RESULTS By Antonio Guerrero, Anita Hawser and Gordon Platt Global Finance presents its annual report on the performance of the world’s central bank governors. There are a lot of new faces among ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Russia: Arrest In ‘Potash War’

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Kim Iskyan Russian potash giant Uralkali in late July unexpectedly withdrew from an export delivery arrangement with Belarus Potash, the marketing agent for the Russian company and for Belaruskali, the Belarus national potash company. ...