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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Rich Potential: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone offers a wealth of resources and a future of longterm growth, but it’s only for those who can handle the ups and downs.

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.
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Sierra Leone

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Sierra Leone economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Sierra Leone best banks and safest banks are also available.


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY — STABILITY AMID CHANGE By Gordon Platt A global investigation into trading irregularities has not hampered growth or innovation in one of the world’s largest and most volatile markets—foreign exchange. The $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The Two Faces Of Africa

Africa continues to outperform other emerging markets, but not all of its 54 countries are moving at the same pace when it comes to political, economic and social developments.


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2013

<em style="font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;">Global Finance<span style="font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;">magazine has named the World’s Best Foreign ExchangeProviders 2014.</span>

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

M&A: China And The Good Earth

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt From a supergiant oil field in Kazakhstan to the worlds largest producer of potash...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets Report: Ecuador

WAIT AND SEE - As it tries to establish a new model for economic development, Ecuador presents a challenge for companies considering investing there. The country is politically stable, but its president, Rafael Correa, is a polarizing figure, both locally and abroad. It is economically vibrant, but much of its potential is tied to oil reserves located in ecologically sensitive areas ...

Award Winners

Awards: World’s Best Banks 2013

BRIGHT STARS By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt Following a year that included some of the biggest scandals in banking history—the London Whale, the Libor rate-fixing scandal, widespread money laundering, insider trading, rogue trading and ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


<p><strong>East Africa is a hotbed of new oil and natural gas finds. Most countries are taking a slow and measured approach to developing their resource boon, but will they avoid the resource curse that plagued many early-developers? </strong></p>