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Newsmakers: Europe Lags Behind In IPO Market Recovery

Europe By Laurence Neville Drying up? Investors may shun European IPOs After months of increasing excitement among equity capital market (ECM) bankers about the prospects of a bumper first quarter of IPO issuance in Europe in 2010, events ...


Newsmakers: UK Regulator Lashes Out At Bankers

United Kingdom Justin Keay Turner: City of London engages in “socially useless activity” A year has passed since the near implosion of the world’s financial system, and intelligent opinion in Britain remains divided between those wanting the City ...

Award Winners


Istanbul, October 6th, 2009 – Global Finance magazine hosted its thirteenth annual Best Bank Awards ceremony on October 6th, 2009,...

Country Report

Features: Country Report-Spain

A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD Spain’s banks and savings institutions are still reeling from the collapse of the country’s housing market. By Antonio Guerrero With Spain experiencing its deepest recession in 60 years, its banking sector stands at ...

Award Ceremonies and Events


With bank stability still high on corporate and investor agendas, Global Finance magazine publishes in the October 2009 issue its...

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Features: Country Report – Portugal

LESS PAIN, MORE GAIN Portugal's pre-credit crunch party was not as wild as that of many other countries, and its hangover should be much less severe as a result. By Adam Rombel You do not have to ...

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Features : Turbulent Times

T URBULENT TIMES Despite global economic challenges, Greece presents investors with opportunities. By Adam Rombel Things are bad everywhere, but they are not as bad here. That sums up the plight of the economy and business climate ...


Regulars : Newsmakers : United Kingdom

While the economic crisis has demonstrated the shortcomings of “light-touch” regulation—leaving the market to virtually regulate itself—banks remain unconvinced about the benefits of a single global regulator. By Anita Hawser While the economic crisis has demonstrated the shortcomings ...


Emerging Markets : Britains attemps to solve regulatory puzzle

UNITED KINGDOM Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), much criticized for regulatory and supervisory failings that critics say have exacerbated the country’s financial crisis, is to abandon its much-vaunted light-touch approach to regulation. ...