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Features: Country Report – Saudia Arabia

SPREADING THE WEALTH Saudi Arabia's industrial base is already the largest in the Middle East, and its service sector is growing rapidly. By Gordon Platt With more than 20% of the world's oil reserves, Saudi Arabia stands ...

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Country Report: Egypt

GETTING SMART By Gordon Platt Egypt is turning to information technology to create a knowledge-based economy. Near the pyramids at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt's first technology park is changing the desert landscape. A total ...


On The Right Path

ON THE RIGHT PATH By Gordon Platt For the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there have been setbacks on the road to a common currency, which now appears unlikely to be introduced anytime in the next five years, ...

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The World’s Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY: THE WORLD'S BEST SUB-CUSTODIANS Sub-Custodians Feeling The Heat Global investing in turbulent times puts the spotlight on local safekeepers. By Gordon Platt As they seek to reassure investors that their assets in foreign ...

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Awards: Best Investment Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY: BEST INVESTMENT BANKS Earnings from investment banking helped major financial institutions return to profitability, but the rules are changing. By Gordon Platt Major banks reported hefty gains in first-quarter 2010 profits, with a powerful assist ...

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Awards: Islamic Financial Institutions

ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AWARDS 2010 Islamic financial institutions were not immune to the turmoil of the past two years, but their strict ethical code helped them prosper in many areas where others foundered. By Laurence Neville The ...

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Best Investment Banks 2010: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS North America Canada Scotia Capital Scotia Capital, the wholesale banking arm of Scotiabank, had a record year in 2009 for its equity platform. The bank participated in 211 equity deals, valued at $8.5 billion. In September 2009 ...


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 ...