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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

IRAN: FERTILE LANDSCAPE FOR INVESTMENT?

With good demographics and potential opportunities for FDI in a range of sectors, Iran is poised to make the most of further relaxing of economic sanctions.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

SANCTIONS THREATEN RUSSIAN DEALS

Mergers and acquisitions involving Russian companies, including Morgan Stanley’s planned sale of its global oil-trading unit to Rosneft, are threatened by Western sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Features

Mauritius: Stepping Stone To Africa

Situated in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles off the African coast, Mauritius wants to be the go-to country for entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in Africa. With strong economic and governance fundamentals, a savvy bilingual workforce and a network of agreements with African countries, Mauritius is already being used by major Indian and Chinese companies to expand into the continent.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Italy: Ex-OECD Exec Takes Finance Reins

NEWSMAKERS By Valentina Pasquali Headed by 39-year-old prime minister Matteo Renzi, Italys new government is the youngest in the countrys...

Banking

Middle East: Islamic Finance Flourishes

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gordon Platt Islamic finance is going mainstream, with Western countries planning to issue their first sovereign sukuk. It still constitutes only a small percentage of total global financial assets, and most activity is ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Qatar: Spotlight On Labor Reform

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gordon Platt Occurring on the global stage, the World Cup 2022 is helping to highlight labor market reform in Qatar. At least 400 Nepalese construction workers have died in Qatar in the ...

Banking

World’s Best Investment Banks 2014

ANNUAL AWARDS: HIGH-OCTANE YEAR Global investment banks will face a tremendous challenge as they strive to continue running their underwriting businesses at the elevated levels they reached in 2013. Many of the largest banks on Wall Street reaped a windfall ...
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