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Central Banker Report Cards 2012

GUNNING FOR GROWTH   By Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Anita Hawser   Global Finance presents its annual report on the performance of the world’s central bank governors.   Central banks of most of the major global economies are pulling ...

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Central Banker Report Cards 2012: Europe

By Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Anita Hawser EUROPE BELARUS Nadezhda Ermakova Grade: C Ermakova assumed the chairmanship of the central bank in August 2011 under somewhat controversial circumstances. Her predecessor, Petr Prokopovich, retired against a backdrop of spiraling inflation ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

DRs: Santander Mexico IPO Sets Record

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY / DRS   By Gordon Platt   Santander, the eurozone’s biggest bank by market value, said it would issue up to $4.3 billion of shares in an initial public offering of up to 24.9% of its ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

IMF Playing Catch-Up With Global Economy, Says Former Adviser

MILESTONES: IMF/WORLD BANK   By Laurence Neville   A year on from the appointment of Christine Lagarde as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the challenges faced by her institution—and its sister entity, the World Bank—in helping to right ...

Banking

Owen Leads New Unit At RBS

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED KINGDOM   By Anita Hawser   Since its bailout after the 2008 financial crisis, Royal Bank of Scotland has come under pressure from the government to increase lending, and recent reports suggest the government is considering fully nationalizing ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Salon: Robert Brusca, FAO Economics

ECONOMIC CHEMOTHERAPY   By Udayan Gupta   Global Finance sat down with economist Robert Brusca, head of consultancy FAO Economics, to discuss the global outlook, the future of Greece and the problem with current-account surpluses and deficits. Brusca has been ...

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SIBOS: Centralization: Under One Roof

SHARING THE BURDEN   By Karen Kroll   New regulations and global uncertainty are reviving corporate focus on payment factories and in-house banks.   As companies look further outside their borders for new growth and increased regulation makes tracking cash ...

Banking

SIBOS: SWIFT For Corporates

BEYOND CONNECTIVITY   By Rebecca Brace   SWIFT continues to roll out new company-focused initiatives as its corporate user-base grows.   As SWIFT’s corporate membership figures rise—the number currently stands at around 970–the bank-owned cooperative is working on a number ...

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World’s Best Banks 2012: Global Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Global Winners BEST CORPORATE BANK Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, is a leading global corporate and investment bank and has long been the top foreign exchange ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cover: Searching for Global Demand

DEMAND WHERE WILL IT COME FROM?   By Laurence Neville   The worldwide call for public, private and corporate debt reduction raises the question of where spending and demand will come from going forward. Particularly now, as emerging markets stars—such ...
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