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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

DRs: Huge Pipeline For Asian IPOs

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY / DRS By Gordon Platt   The Asian markets accounted for 76% of global funds raised in initial public offerings in the third quarter of 2012, and there are more than 200 Asian companies in ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Investors Wary In Run-Up to Kenya’s Presidential Election

NEWSMAKERS: KENYA   By Dan Keeler   Nervousness about Kenya’s March 2013 general election is prompting international investors to put their investment plans on hold, says Musalia Mudavadi, one of the leading candidates in the presidential race.   Mudavadi: Kenya’s ...


Africa: Growth Of Pan-African Banks

BANKING ON AFRICA   By Erik Heinrich   A continent-wide boom is shaping a new breed of pan-African lenders.   The future has never looked brighter for sub-Saharan Africa. Many of its economies are expanding at annual rates of 6% ...


Africa: Oil & Gas

DIFFFICULT CHOICES   By Antonio Guerrero   African oil producers stand to benefit from continued sanctions on Iranian oil exports. But their path is not without challenges.   As the US and EU tighten the screws on Iran, imposing sanctions ...


Central Banker Report Cards 2012: Middle East & Africa

By Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Anita Hawser MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA ALGERIA Mohammed Laksaci Grade: C The central bank of Algeria, Africa’s second-largest oil producer, has kept its discount rate at 4% for the past few years to encourage ...

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Global Finance Magazine Grades theWorld’s Top Central Bankers 2012 New York, August 23, 2012 – Global Finance magazine has named...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Top 25 Lists: 25 Events That Rocked The World

REVOLUTION   By Laurence Neville   The scale of the crisis that has engulfed much of the world since 2008, which—like a virus—has mutated from a financial sector crisis to an economic crisis to a sovereign debt crisis, is so great ...


Top 25 Lists: 25 Ideas That Changed The World

EVOLUTION   By Laurence Neville   Perhaps the defining characteristic of 2012—in contrast to 1987 when Global Finance launched—is the interconnectedness of the world.   Globalization spreads ideas and connects markets Those in the US now have more in common with ...