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Gulf Report: Game Changer

ISLAMIC FINANCING BREAKTHROUGH By Anita Hawser GAME CHANGER The arrival of the first globally standardized documentation for privately negotiated Islamic hedging products marks a major breakthrough in Islamic finance and risk management. Compared to the ...

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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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Foreign Exchange

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — FOREIGN EXCHANGE GREEK DEBT CRISIS MORPHING INTO EURO PROBLEM By Gordon Platt The nearly $1 trillion plan to defuse Europe's debt crisis headed off speculation in credit default swaps, bank equities and bond ...

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Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Asia

ASIA By Anita Hawser REGIONAL WINNER : HSBC As regional and foreign banks look to Asia to grow their business beyond their domestic markets, competition is heating up in the region. Traditionally a strong provider across 20 or ...


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 ...

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Features: Annual Survey: Best Trade Finance Banks

BANKERS GET READY FOR REBOUND IN WORLD TRADE Trade finance and risk management services are in growing demand as world trade recovers and credit issues remain a concern. By Gordon Platt The outlook for global trade is ...

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Features: Awards: World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

THE NEED FOR SPEED The foreign exchange market is growing—and operating—at lightning speed. Global Finance selects the leaders of the world's biggest financial market. By Gordon Platt The best banks in the foreign exchange market performed well ...