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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Guatemala: Rule of Lawlessness

In this Northern Triangle nation, as elsewhere in Latin America, weighing the risks and rewards of foreign direct investment leads to difficult choices.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Trade Pact Sails Forward

Ratified by more than 110 of 164 member countries, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has gone into force, launching “a new phase for trade facilitation reforms all over the world,” according to the WTO.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Guatemala Stability Amid Instability

Guatemala’s political turmoil, with parties deadlocked in Parliament, a runoff election looming and corruption scandals exploding, means the government will operate in a kind of suspended animation until 2016.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


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.
Browse a full set of economic indicators


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


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

<em style="font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;">Global Finance<span style="font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;">magazine has named the World’s Best Foreign ExchangeProviders 2014.</span>

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Latin America: Dark Days

REGIONAL REPORT: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE By Antonio Guerrero Vast investments in energy infrastructure are needed in the region not only to bring more of the current population onto the grid, but also to ensure that capacity meets demand, going forward. When ...