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Cover Story : 20 Years Of Turmoil And Progress

ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE     OCTOBER 19, 1987: STOCK MARKET CRASH The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) falls 508 points, or 22.6%, in the steepest decline since 1929. Portfolio insurance and computerized trading takes some of the blame for what ranks ...


Features : Changing The Game

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS With sovereign wealth funds rapidly becoming one of the most powerful forces in global finance, one key question has emerged: Should they be feared or revered? With the subprime-induced credit crunch causing stocks of financial giants such ...


Features : Buyout Or Sellout?

FOCUS / CANADA FOR SALE   The buyout boom of Canadian companies is stirring intense controversy and throwing a harsh spotlight on the role of corporate executives.   As the selloff of Canada’s biggest and best-known companies reaches record levels, ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : China, Russia Compete For Biggest Ipo Of Year

GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS China is likely to have the year’s biggest initial public offering for the second year in a row, although there remains a chance that Russia will beat it out. As Global Finance went to press, China Construction Bank ...

Award Winners

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS Individually, many of the world’s leading central bankers seemed to be in disarray after the subprime debacle began to unfold in mid-2007. As a group, though, they acted with remarkably unity. The central ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Milestones : Chinas Banks Face Call To Tighten Environmental Standards

CHINA     Kiani Kertas pulp mill in Indonesia Bankrolled by an injection of capital from the Chinese government, which enabled them to write off non-performing loans (NPLs), as well as fresh investment from foreign stakeholders, China’s leading commercial banks ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance : Corporate Financing Focus

Foreign Exchange Increased volatility in exchange rates spurs adoption of best practices in currency-risk management Walldorf, Germany-based SAP, a leading...


Cover Story : Rising Stars

EM SPOTLIGHT – ASIA Dream town: The futuristic city of Shanghai symbolizes Chinas economic resurgence Throughout the 1980s and 1990s,...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Features : Steady Progress

COUNTRY REPORT / INDONESIA Indonesia is slowly moving toward a wide range of structural reforms critical to soothing the anxieties...