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Global Finance names the World’s 50 Safest Banks 2011 NEW YORK, August 18, 2011 Bank stability is an ever-more pressing...


Draghi Faces No-Win Situation As Europe’s Central Banker

NEWSMAKERS: EUROPE by Anita Hawser Draghi: Will face scrutiny Despite attempts to block his candidacy, Bank of Italy governor Mario Draghi will become the new president of the European Central Bank (ECB) when Jean-Claude Trichet retires in October. ...

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Awards: The World’s Best Subcustodians

ANNUAL SURVEY: MEETING NEW DEMANDS By Gordon Platt Subcustodians focus on real-time data and safety of client assets. The world’s leading subcustodians are investing in new systems to meet an increasing desire from global custodians for real-time ...

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Country Report: Ukraine

Uphill Struggle By Laurence Neville Ukraine’s recovery appears impressive, but structural cracks remain that could derail it. At first glance, Ukraine appears to be in fine health. Having been at risk of collapse in the first stage ...


GCC: Big Changes Loom

GCC REGIONAL REPORT: MARKING A MILESTONE By Gordon Platt The regional group faces new challenges as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 25 with quiet flag-raising ceremonies ...


Strauss-Kahn Arrest Adds Drama To IMF Succession

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL By Luca Ventura While the shocking arrest in May of IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in connection with an alleged sexual assault dominated the news all over the world, it only complicated a plot that was ...

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World’s Best Banks: Europe Country Winners

Europe Capital Performance The past year has been one of continuing struggle for much of the European banking sector. After a bruising 2009, which was characterized by banking failures and government bailouts, 2010 brought the European sovereign debt crisis. ...


Tremonti Swats Away Accusations Of Protectionism

NEWSMAKERS : ITALY By Luca Ventura When the dairy giant Parmalat, a household name in more than 30 countries, collapsed in 2003 with a $20 billion hole in its accounts, Italian finance minister Giulio Tremonti fittingly dubbed the ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Going It Alone

FOCUS: CEE ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE By Vanessa Drucker Europe’s continuing sovereign debt crisis has left many non-members of the eurozone relishing their monetary independence. The eurozone debt crisis has taken a toll on financial markets worldwide, rattling investors’ ...