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FX: Dollar Rebounds As Fed Debates QE Tapering

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt Volatility has returned to the currency markets, as participants weigh the likelihood that the Federal Reserve could dial back on its purchases of bonds if the US economy improves. A relatively ...


M&A: US, China M&A Activity Heating Up

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Shanghui International, China’s biggest pork producer, agreed to pay $4.7 billion to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. If the deal succeeds, it should be the biggest ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Milestones: Free Trade Agreement Deemed A Success After First Year

MILESTONES: US-COLOMBIA By Forrest Jones The free-trade agreement between Colombia and the United States spent years stalled in the US Congress, but it just celebrated its one-year anniversary in May, and both sides are hailing the deal as ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Newsmakers: Bringing Back The Old Guard At P&G

NEWSMAKERS: US By Luca Ventura When AG Lafley handpicked Robert McDonald as his successor to the top post at Procter & Gamble in 2009, he could not have predicted that just four years later he would be called ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

FX: Dollar Rallies On Improving US Economy

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The dollar strengthened following a surprisingly strong US employment report for April,...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Equity: NYSE, Mexican Exchange Top IPO Charts

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS By Gordon Platt The New York Stock Exchange and the Mexican Stock Exchange were the top exchanges for initial public offerings in the first quarter, according to research firm Renaissance Capital. The once-sleepy ...

Award Winners

World’s Best Banks 2013: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt RECORD EARNINGS FOR CANADIAN BANKS Canadian banks have continued to report record earnings, despite a slowdown in the Canadian economy, surprising most analysts. Plus, they have avoided many of the ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BUYING SPREE TO CONTINUE FOR ICONIC US BRANDS By Antonio Guerrero Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann of 3G Capital continued his buying spree of major US consumer brands, this time joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett in a ...