Join the global community of corporate and public-sector finance industry leaders reading Global Finance monthly in print.

Click Here


Payment Instruments: Direct Debits

<p>According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS,) a direct debit is a preauthorized debit on a payer’s bank account initiated by the payee. It is also known as a pre-authorized debit (PAD) or pre-authorized payment (PAP.) Data is from ...</p>


Payments Volumes Worldwide

<p>According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a payment system consists of a set of instruments, banking procedures and, typically, interbank funds transfer systems that ensure the circulation of money. More simply, it is a system to handle the ...</p>

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

FX: Dollar Rallies On Improving US Economy

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The dollar strengthened following a surprisingly strong US employment report for April,...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

M&A: US Technology Deals Invigorate Takeovers

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Technology deals—ranging from telecommunications to biotechnology and oilfield equipment—have kept the US mergers and acquisitions arena active of late. German real estate and Asian consumer markets have also attracted ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Salon: Yves Zlotowski, Coface

ROLE REVERSAL By Ronald Fink Global Finance sat down with Yves Zlotowski, chief economist of the economic research department of trade risk consultancy Coface, to get his take on the investment opportu-nities and challenges of emerging markets. ...

Award Winners

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 ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Equity: NYSE, Mexican Exchange Top IPO Charts

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS By Gordon Platt The New York Stock Exchange and the Mexican Stock Exchange were the top exchanges for initial public offerings in the first quarter, according to research firm Renaissance Capital. The once-sleepy ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Risk Management: Trade Credit Insurance

PROTECTING THE BALANCE SHEET By Paula Green Companies using trade credit insurance to secure their bottom lines are finding a marketplace with ample capacity, expanding terms—and even new players. Photo Credits: IGOR PLOTNIKOV / Trade credit ...

Award Winners

World’s Best Banks 2013: Africa

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt MOBILE BANKING STIMULATES ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for mobile payments. Money transfers using mobile phones will exceed $200 billion in ...

Award Winners

World’s Best Banks 2013: Europe

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt TOUGH TIMES CONTINUE IN EUROPE Europe remains mired in recession. Apart from Germany and the Nordics, major European economies are either flatlining or, as among the southern peripherals, contracting ...

Award Winners

Best Investment Banks 2013: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS By Michael Shari COUNTRY WINNERS NORTH AMERICA Canada BMO Capital Markets US J.P. Morgan LATIN AMERICA Argentina Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires Brazil Itaú BBA Chile Banco de Chile Colombia Bancolombia ...