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BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2008

REGIONAL WINNER Standard Bank COUNTRY WINNER Angola BES Angola Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Cote dIvoire Ecobank Ethiopia NIB International...

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BEST SUB-CUSTODIANS – 2008

Global Finance magazine has released its sixth annual ranking of the Best Sub-Custodians. This exclusive survey will be published in...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

BEST TRADE FINANCE PROVIDERS – 2008

CATEGORY SUB-CATEGORY WINNER REGIONAL WINNER Americas Citi Europe BNP Paribas CEE UniCredit Nordic Region SEB Middle East Arab Bank Asia...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets : Investors Return To Em Bond Funds

NEWS     With US treasury bonds offering paltry rates of return, investors are taking a closer look at emerging market debt as a way to pick up an additional 600 basis points or more of yield. EM bond funds ...

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Features: World’s best trade finance banks 2009

ANNUAL SURVEY / BEST TRADE FINANCE BANKS Trade finance banks are enjoying rising demand for basic risk management services as world trade faces a difficult period. Global trade is expected to decline in 2009 for the first time since 1982, ...

Banking

Milestones : Asia’s 1 Billion Muslims Beckon Islamic Bankers

ASIA-PACIFIC     Asia looks to cash in on its emerging Islamic financial center status. The Asia-Pacific region already accounts for 60% of the world’s Islamic banking assets and could be a center of growth for the shariah-compliant finance industry ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Dollar Shoots Higher Amid Financial Crisis

FOREIGN EXCHANGE       As the financial crisis shook Europe’s banks last month, the European Central Bank joined in a coordinated half-point rate cut with the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and other central banks, excluding the Bank ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets : Emerging Markets Begin To Feel Pain

NEWS The world’s emerging equity markets had a gloomy summer, falling 19.4% in the three months through August, compared with a decline of 11.55% in developed equity markets in the same period, according to an analysis by Standard & Poor’s. ...

Country Report

Features : Sweet Spot For The Philippines

COUNTRY REPORT: THE PHILIPPINES The Philippines seems to be avoiding the worst of the global market slowdown, but there have been a few hiccups along the way.   The financial Makati district in Manila is not feeling the pinch of ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Focus: Nafta : A Controversial Treaty

Multinationals And Nafta Much lambasted for its effects on the poor, Nafta has proved successful at opening the North American markets—and promoted corporate growth in the process.     As the US presidential primary campaigns neared their conclusion in March, ...

Banking

Cover Story : 20 Years Of Turmoil And Progress

ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE     OCTOBER 19, 1987: STOCK MARKET CRASH The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) falls 508 points, or 22.6%, in the steepest decline since 1929. Portfolio insurance and computerized trading takes some of the blame for what ranks ...
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