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Best Investment Banks 2012: Regional Awards

By Michael Shari REGIONAL AWARDS - NORTH AMERICA BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs has built what KBW’s Cannon calls “the powerhouse brand” on Wall Street by constantly structuring complex deals that combine its three core businesses—equity, debt and ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Cover: Politics And Sovereign Ratings

POLITICS AND THE SOVEREIGN RATING By Michael Shari The debate rages on as to whether recent sovereign downgrades were politically motivated, or whether the ratings agencies were simply slow to act on decisions made long before. Stakeholders worldwide are ...


Reding Lobbies For Board Member Quotas

NEWSMAKERS: EUROPE By Valentina Pasquali In the European Union, women comprise 60% of university graduates but only about 12% of corporate board members. Reding: Tackling red-hot issues such as gender parity The European Commission has decided to take action ...

Country Report

Country Report: Morocco

TURNING POINT By Michael Shari One of Africa's most vibrant economies is in the midst of a high-stakes political transition that will determine whether it continues on a path of reform or contends with the type of backlash that shook ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cover Story: Global Elections 2012

ELECTION YEAR By Laurence Neville Numerous countries around the world are holding elections this year, which could create market uncertainty and hold back much-needed political decision-making—particularly in Europe. Unlike 2011, which was a year of "unknown unknowns," ...



Global Finance announces a half-yearly update World’s 50 Safest Banks: April 2012 NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 Bank stability is...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Best Trade Finance Banks 2012: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt BEST TRADE FINANCE BANKS 2012: REGIONAL WINNERS AMERICAS Citi Citi's trade finance business set records across the board in 2011, as all of the pieces seemed to fall in place for the bank. "We were ...


Cover Story: EUROPE 2020

AFTER THE TURMOIL: WHAT COMES NEXT? By Jonathan Gregson, Justin Keay and Vanessa Drucker How the European Union will look in 2020 is unclear. Whether it will see tighter union, a tiered eurozone, or will cease to exist ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Global Salon: Ian Bremmer, Eurasia

NO HAND AT THE HELM By Paula Green As part of its Salon series, Global Finance sat down on January 11 with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of political risk analysis firm Eurasia Group, to discuss increasing geopolitical ...