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Economics, Policy & Regulation

India: Ex-Tea Vendor To Bag PM Post?

NEWSMAKERS By KA Badarinath Once a tea vendor, Narendra Modi—now a main candidate for prime minister of India—has come a long way in the past 30 years. The 63-year-old Modi has entered the fray for the May 2014 election race ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Italy: Will Letta Get The Boot?

NEWSMAKERS By Valentina Pasquali Against all odds, a broad-based coalition of the center-left and the center-right remains at the helm...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Trade: Another Brick In The Bloc

MILESTONES By Gordon Platt The presidents of Colombia, Peru and Chile sat down to lunch with the economy minister of...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Equity: US JOBS Act Stimulates IPO Activity

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt A new US law that makes it easier for smaller companies to raise equity capital is boosting initial public offerings, analysts say. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS Act, was largely ...


IMF/World Bank 2013 Annual Meetings

By Valentina Pasquali In conjunction with the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, Global Finance presents its annual IMF/World Bank Issue. When the eurozone logged 0.3% growth in the second quarter of 2013, ending a streak ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

US: Will Companies Fill In Pay Gap?

MILESTONES By Paula Green The frequently mind-boggling comparison between the pay of a US firm’s chief executive and the company’s rank-and-file employees is finally set to come before the Securities and Exchange Commission this fall. Tucked away in ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

China Gets Its Very Own FSOC

A newand possibly powerfulfinancial industry regulator has gotten the green light from officials in China. Although the agency has yet...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cambodia: Opposition’s Social Media Win

MILESTONES By Thomas Clouse Cambodia’s prime minster Hun Sen and his Cambodian Peoples’ Party will remain in power, following a closely contested and controversial election on July 28. According to preliminary results, the CPP won 68 of 123 ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

China: Policymakers Push Reforms

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Thomas Clouse China’s economy decelerated in the second quarter, with GDP growth dropping to 7.5% year-on-year, compared with 7.7% in the first quarter. The government responded with some stimulus measures, including a tax reduction ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Country Report: Mongolia

Mongolia, which has been growing at double-digit rates since the short recession that followed the global financial crisis, is struggling to find the right path in making use of abundant resources to improve the lives of its citizens, while providing a stable and fair business environment for investors.