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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.



The financial system in Africa varies from the highly developed banking institutions of South Africa and Nigeria to the barely organized banking sector of South Sudan, the world’s newest country.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Africa: Powering Up In Ethiopia

Iceland’s Reykjavik Geothermal will launch a $2 billion project in July to build a power plant on an imploded volcano in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley. The plant, slated to begin operations by 2020, will have a generation capacity of 500 megawatts of electricity.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Global Equity: Biotech Drives Us Ipo Boom

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt Healthcare companies accounted for more than half of all initial public offerings filed in the US in the first two months of 2014, in a boom fueled by biotech companies, according to ...


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 ...


World’s Best Investment Banks 2014

ANNUAL AWARDS: HIGH-OCTANE YEAR Global investment banks will face a tremendous challenge as they strive to continue running their underwriting businesses at the elevated levels they reached in 2013. Many of the largest banks on Wall Street reaped a windfall ...
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Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by <em>Global Finance </em>editors, to learn more about Niger economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. 


Cover Story: The Volcker Effect

PROPRIETARY TRADING By Michael Shari Corporate clients of investment banks around the world could see a dramatic impact from the...