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Newsmakers: Groupon: A New Stress Test For High-Techs?

NEWSMAKERS: US By Udayan Gupta Technology companies lead a charmed life. Flawed business strategy, poor execution, inexperienced management...some technology companies seem to shrug them off and continue. The master of spin: Groupon's founder, Andrew Mason But the February ...


Newsmaker: Heins Aims To Resurrect Moribund BlackBerry

NEWSMAKER CANADA By Gilly Wright Not one to do anything by halves, BlackBerry’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has overseen the launch of a new operating system called BlackBerry 10 and its first non-keyboard smartphone, the Z10. Heins hopes to shape ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Newsmaker: White’s SEC Appointment Sends Mixed Message

NEWSMAKER US By Valentina Pasquali Though still bearing the scars of the recent financial crisis, the US economy is recovering, and markets are returning to levels unseen in years. White is reputed to be a tough enforcer Photo Credits: ...


“Salon: Joshua Shapiro, MFR Inc “

TOUGH TIMES TO COME By Kathryn Tully Global Finance sat down with with Joshua Shapiro, chief US economist for consultancy MFR, to discuss the US economy, the fiscal “cliff” and structural problems still facing the country. Global ...


Fed Prepares To Clamp Down On Foreign Banks

MILESTONES: US/GLOBAL   By Gordon Platt   The US Federal Reserve wants foreign banks with large operations in the US to be subject to the same rules on capital and liquidity that apply to big US banks.   Tarullo wants ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Ford Grooms CEO Successor

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   Ford Motor Company recently unveiled a two-year succession plan geared toward a full management reshuffle by 2014. The centerpiece of this arrangement was the appointment of Mark Fields as chief operating officer, effective from ...


Safe Bet In Visa CEO Transition Could Backfire

NEWSMAKERS: US   By Valentina Pasquali   With electronic payments gaining favor among consumers, credit-card giant Visa is enjoying high profits and a positive outlook for long-term growth.   It is no surprise, then, that the world’s largest payments network ...


Newsmaker: Citi’s New Chief Executive Talks Resource Allocation

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   CEO Michael Corbat aims to restore Citi’s prestige—and boost its dividend—by operating with extreme efficiency and producing sustainable profits.   Corbat’s selection to head Citi was a surprise to many How he ...

Award Winners

Awards: World’s Safest Banks 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY: DOWN, BUT NOT OUT   By Andrew Cunningham   Global Finance presents it annual ranking of The World’s Safest Banks.   European banks still account for 20 of the World’s Safest 50 Banks, but Europe’s hold on the ...