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Middle East: Islamic Finance Flourishes

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gordon Platt Islamic finance is going mainstream, with Western countries planning to issue their first sovereign sukuk. It still constitutes only a small percentage of total global financial assets, and most activity is ...
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Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Mauritania economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Mauritania best banks and safest banks are also available.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Risk Management: Emerging Markets Risks

SEEKING CONSISTENCY By Paula Green Multinationals struggle to manage business risks—such as political, reputational and tax risks—and insurance issues, as they expand their emerging markets footprint. And some of those risks are on the rise. Ace Hardware ...

Country Report

Country Report: Morocco

TURNING POINT By Michael Shari One of Africa's most vibrant economies is in the midst of a high-stakes political transition that will determine whether it continues on a path of reform or contends with the type of backlash that shook ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The 10%+ Club

COVER STORY: THE 10% + CLUB By Laurence Neville Predicting what countries will be the next growth outperformers is tricky at best. Those firms that back the winners will undoubtedly profit, and the countries that make the ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Sector Report: Mining

GO WITH GOLD By Michael Shari Runaway gold prices are empowering mining companies to finance themselves—and forcing banks to innovate, providing opportunities for investors that are willing to take on more complex risk. Kinross Gold has sworn off ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

DRs: Capital Raisings Nearly Triple

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS By Gordon Platt Capital raisings using depositary receipts (DRs) nearly tripled in the first half of 2011, compared to the same period a year earlier, while DR trading volume and the number of ...

Award Winners

World’s Best Banks: Africa Country Winners

Africa Fast-Growing Continent Offers Huge Potential And Significant Risks Africa is rich in natural resources, including oil and gas and minerals, which are in growing demand as the global economy expands. The continent seems likely to outperform the developed ...

Award Winners

Best Investment Banks 2011: Sector Winners

Sector Winners Consumer Credit Suisse Credit Suisse advised on Coca-Cola’s $12.3 billion purchase of the North American operations of bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises. Credit Suisse also managed the $700 million initial public offering of Indfood CBP. Financial Institutions Bank of America ...


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 ...