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Country Report

Pole Position

Country Report: Poland By Justin Keay Having weathered the recent global crisis better than almost any other European country, Poland is laying the foundation for a sustainable long-term recovery. Poland's tumultuous history has made it no ...

Award Winners

The World’s Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY: THE WORLD'S BEST SUB-CUSTODIANS Sub-Custodians Feeling The Heat Global investing in turbulent times puts the spotlight on local safekeepers. By Gordon Platt As they seek to reassure investors that their assets in foreign ...

Award Winners

Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Europe

EUROPE By Paula L. Green REGIONAL WINNER: RZB/Raiffeisen International Austria-based RZB/Raiffeisen International bags the regional award for the fourth year in a row after managing to turn in a creditable performance despite atrocious market conditions. With a 1.7% ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Features: Regional Report – Central & Eastern Europe

BACK FROM THE BRINK Emerging European economies are starting to recover from a steep and painful slowdown. By Justin Keay For those of an anxious disposition, emerging Europe last year was an uncomfortable place, with the risk ...


Global Economic Indicators: Key Sources and Links

Global Finance’s selection of the best links to authoritative sources of global economic statistics, indicators and data. INTERNATIONAL SOURCES FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS IMF – International Monetary Fund: Homepage Data and Statistics World Economic Outlook database on selected macroeconomic ...

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Features: Annual Survey: Best Trade Finance Banks

BANKERS GET READY FOR REBOUND IN WORLD TRADE Trade finance and risk management services are in growing demand as world trade recovers and credit issues remain a concern. By Gordon Platt The outlook for global trade is ...

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Features: Awards: World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

THE NEED FOR SPEED The foreign exchange market is growing—and operating—at lightning speed. Global Finance selects the leaders of the world's biggest financial market. By Gordon Platt The best banks in the foreign exchange market performed well ...


Cover Story: Global Finance EM 200

THE BIGGEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS Global Finance unveils its second annual league table of the biggest emerging market banks ranked by total assets. By Dan Keeler As the world’s key emerging markets continue to drive the ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Cover Story: A Long Way To Go

EMERGING MARKETS FOCUS: CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE For most Central and Eastern European countries, 2009 turned out to be every bit as bad as expected. The region’s prospects for the coming year are mixed, at best. By Justin ...