China is a massive liberalizing market.
China is a massive liberalizing market.
South Africa’s big banks have first-world management, technology and systems but operate in an emerging market where growth prospects are poor and the future is uncertain.
Dubai is busily preparing to host the annual IMF/World Bank meetings in 2003 which it hopes will showcase the city’s credentials as an international financial centre.
Saudi Arabia’s investment needs are so great that it looks as if economic reform – however halting – will win out over statist, introverted policies.
Kazakhstan led the world growth table in 2001 and credit rating agencies see it as a sound candidate for borrowing.
Finnish telecom Sonera’s writing off of unpromising 3G licences has delighted its prospective partner, Sweden’s Telia.
Businessmen are joining Kazakhstan's democracy movement as independent economic activity hits a ceiling.
A minority of a minority – five holders of part of the 15% active capital of Icelandic mutual savings bank Spron – are crucial to the takeover bid being made by commercial bank Búnadarbanki.
The robber-baron days of the Yeltsin-era oligarchs might be over but high-level power play is still a feature of Russia's economy, fuelled by a still underdeveloped legal system.
September 11 awakened financial institutions to the inadequacies of their business continuity systems.
Many Egyptian companies are losing money and have gearing levels of 200% or more.
With asset prices beaten down, private-equity firms see big opportunities to buy now.
Kazakhstan has had more success than most former Soviet states in reforming its power sector.
Will it be fourth time lucky for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil's presidential elections? If he wins, the result will not be welcomed on Wall Street.
When investment bankers decide it is time to leave their industry, many take extended leave or choose to retire altogether.
To talk, as many people do, of common technological standards in the drive towards straight-through processing is hypothetical.
The affair is not over but investors’ passion for a new EU convergence story has cooled.
The IMF has disbursed $13 billion to Tukey this year and claims to see widespread support for economic reform in the country.
In a region where private-equity flows are rapidly drying up, many investors regard Korea as a relatively lucrative safe haven.
Russia is facing its first real economic test since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Credit markets have contracted dramatically in recent months and all but the safest borrowers, which have benefited from a flight to quality, have had to pay a high price for funds.
Interdealer brokers Cantor Fitzgerald and Icap fought a bitter courtroom battle this year over staff poaching.
Reforms implemented by Pervez Musharraf have shown good results.
Despite robust GDP growth in 2001 in most Arab countries, their banks suffered falling earnings because of more domestic competition, weakness in global investment markets, tighter margins, and higher loan-loss provisions.
The Korean government’s sale of Seoul Bank to another domestic player has upset foreign bidders .
MarketAxess has risen to the top of online credit trading through a mix of luck and skill.
Brazilian banks continue to dominate indigenous banking in Latin America and continue to grow despite the economy’s woes.
Ian Macfarlane points to the dynamism of Australia’s economy, neglected by a market that went hi-tech mad, as part of the reason for his success at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
US business leaders fear a heavy-handed legal and regulatory response to accounting scandals.
Ishrat Husain, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, talks to Euromoney’s Jules Stewart about economic reform, the attraction of foreign investment and privatization.
Latin America faces what one analyst calls the worst period in its economic history since the middle of the 19th century.
The US is unlikely to remain the world’s engine of growth.