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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 ...


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: World’s Best Sub-custodians

SUB-CUSTODIANS TACKLE NEW CHALLENGES Global Finance selects the leading providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible. By Gordon Platt Global custodians and money managers are putting their sub-custodians under the microscope in the wake ...


Features : After the Storm

BANKING CRISIS FALLOUT Colossal losses by financial institutions have prompted calls for more-effective regulation. Refining the Basel banking rules might provide the answer.     Global crisis: For the biggest names in banking there has been nowhere to hide from ...


Features : Island Life

CARIBBEAN FINANCE CENTERS Recent changes are helping the venerable finance centers of the Caribbean stave off increasingly intense international competition.             Partly in response to the US-led assault on their opaque banking systems and propensity ...

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Features: Awards: Islamic Financial Institutions

ANNUAL SURVEY / ISLAMIC FINANCE Global Finance selects the winners in a fast-growing area of finance that combines investing according to the tenets of Islamic law with modern financial products and systems.   Islamic finance is a system of ethical ...


Milestones : Booming Islamic Finance Faces Hurdles

GLOBAL     High aspirations: Islamic finance on the rise. Excess liquidity and the tidal wave of petrodollars flooding into the Middle East are causing a surge of interest in Islamic finance. The growth rate of the industry is now ...


Cover Story : Latin America

ARGENTINA NOT AWARDED BOLIVIA BANCO BISA Banco Bisa continues to be the best performer in a country slogging through political...