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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

M&A: Cash-Rich Firms Drive M&A

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS / MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Corporate Finance Focus by Gordon Platt Corporations worldwide are using their cash stockpiles to make acquisitions and are driving M&A; activity to a higher level that confirms the bullish trend ...

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Best Trade Finance Banks 2011

TRADE FORECAST: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PROTECTIONISM By Gordon Platt Bankers are optimistic that financing will be available to support projected growth in world trade, but regulatory change and currency wars have them on edge. Trade ...


Fear Factor

COVER STORY: THE NEW RISKS By Laurence Neville Last year the global economy dodged some scary-looking bullets. This year it might not be so lucky. As volatile and unnerving as it was, 2010 provided a welcome respite ...

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Cover Story: Global Markets Brace For The Aftershock

GLOBAL MARKET BRACE FOR THE AFTERSHOCK Many countries still have a long way to go to convince investors that they are not likely to suffer a sovereign default. By Laurence Neville Just as the mood was lifting ...

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Holding Steady

ANNUAL SURVEY: CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS by Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Dan Keeler Central bankers sit tight in the face of renewed global uncertainty. Indications that the global economic recovery is losing momentum have created a ...

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World’s Safest Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: SAFEST BANKS by Dan Keeler Global Finance selects the world's safest banks—the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies—and the safest banks in seven regions. It is a measure ...