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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Markets Cheer Fed Rate Liftoff

Monetary Policy | Capital Markets Casting aside concerns about the strong dollar and weakness in economies abroad, the Federal Reserve achieved an historic interest rate liftoff in mid-December.


Padilla: Bearer Of Bad News, Unpopular Choices

Puerto Rico He has become the face of Puerto Rico’s woes, warning in media interview after interview of its inability to pay its bills and serving as the island’s bearer of bad financial news.


Bernanke Speaks Out In New Book

United States: Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke lashed out at what he described as a do-nothing Congress in his new memoir, Courage to Act.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Is Fiat A Failed Wooer This Time Around?

Italy: Sergio Marchionne, the 63-year-old CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is celebrated as the mastermind of one of the few successful mergers in the industry’s history, the marriage of Fiat and Chrysler.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Shareholder Activism Is Coming To A Boardroom Near You

Management | Corporate Boards Led by investors such as Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith, and targeting companies from DuPont to PepsiCo, campaigns by activist investors have become a common occurrence in the United States in the past few decades.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

TPP Achieved, Passage In Congress Is Next Step

USA: After years of talks, 12 Pacific Rim nations, from Vietnam to Peru to the United States, reached an agreement in early October to create a vast, new trade bloc called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


Best In Class 2015

A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.


Central Banker Report Cards 2015

Global Finance’s annual evaluation of the work of the world’s central bankers found some stellar performances, and some dismal ones. The toughest challenge for many: propping up falling prices.