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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets: China

ROUNDUP By Thomas Clouse Power hungry: China’s energy use climbs China overtook the United States to become the world’s largest energy consumer, according to figures released in July by the International Energy Agency. China used energy equivalent to ...

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Technology Helps Banks Stay Ahead

ANNUAL SURVEY: BEST INTERNET BANKS PART 1 In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category. By Adam Rombel The ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Euro Bounces Back From Four-Year Low But Remains Fragile

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The euro fell to a four-year low in early June, dropping to within a whisker of its 1999 introductory rate of $1.18, before suddenly bouncing higher in thin ...

Country Report

Steady Progress

Country Report: Portugal By Denise Bedell Portugal has been hit hard by the general uncertainty over the eurozone's future, but its prospects are outshining some of its neighbors'. It may still be laboring in Greece's shadow, ...

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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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Best Investment Banks 2010: Regional Winners

REGIONAL WINNERS North America Investment Bank J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan reported net revenue from investment banking of $8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010. The bank not only led in debt and equity underwriting worldwide, as well as ...

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Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Europe

EUROPE By Paula L. Green REGIONAL WINNER: RZB/Raiffeisen International Austria-based RZB/Raiffeisen International bags the regional award for the fourth year in a row after managing to turn in a creditable performance despite atrocious market conditions. With a 1.7% ...

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Best Developed Markets Banks Awards

TOP BANKS BOUNCE BACK After two dismal years, the banking industry in the world’s developed markets is flourishing again. By Laurence Neville The recovery of the financial markets from March 2009 (and earlier in the ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Features: Focus – Trade Finance

REBUILDING TRUST IN TRADE Trade finance is stabilizing, but caution is the watchword in an industry still reeling from the effects of the financial crisis. By Anita Hawser Throughout the financial crisis, trade finance, that ...