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Awards

BEST U.S. REGIONAL BANKS: 2014

Since the global financial crisis, US regional banks have taken market share in corporate banking away from the national money-center banks, which have dialed back on risk to rebuild their balance sheets.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

EM RISKS: DEALING WITH THE WILD CARDS

This year has already proven to be a wild one when it comes to emerging markets risks. Preparing for what is to come in volatile and disparate markets is ever more central to the treasury and risk management functions.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

EUROPEAN CORPORATE CREDIT QUALITY IS ON THE RISE

Corporate credit-rating upgrades in the first quarter of 2014 outnumbered downgrades in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the first time since 2008, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The rating agency says positive credit trends in the EMEA region are likely to continue through 2014, despite potential negative events in Russia and Ukraine.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

SRI LANKA: LIBERALIZING FOR GROWTH

Sri Lanka has an open business environment, but challenges—not least its recovery from the civil war that ended in 2009—remain.

Banking

BEST BANKS 2014: ASIA-PACIFIC

Developing Asia will grow by 6.2% this year and 6.5% next, according to Asian Development Bank estimates, up slightly from 6.1% in 2013. Despite the uptick in overall growth, banks around the region continue to face challenging landscapes.

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.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Country Report: Malaysia

Malaysia’s strong current account and FX reserves will safeguard it against external shocks, but high leverage and simmering ethnic tensions remain weak points.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cover: The Global Trade Backlash

Multinational corporations lobbied hard for preferential agreements under proposed Asian and European trade pacts. But the result may be more than they bargained for.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

India: Will Roy Finally Face The Music?

NEWSMAKERS By K.A. Badarinath Indian law enforcement agencies finally caught up with Subrata Roy, the Indian multibillionaire and corporate baron...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Middle East FDI: Infrastructure Boom

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gilly Wright The Arab Spring dissuaded many companies from investing in the Middle East-North Africa...

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 ...
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