Global Finance

A monthly publication providing news and analysis of global market and economy. Focuses on corporate finance, capital markets, and more.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 5, May

Asia: Bank of Japan Shifts to Reserve Targeting
There is no real evidence yet that Japan's central bank is flooding the market with reserves, but analysts are keeping a close watch on the monetary base for confirmation of a major shift in policy that just might put an end to the country's crippling...
Asia: Currency Forecasts
There is no real evidence yet that Japan's central bank is flooding the market with reserves, but analysts are keeping a close watch on the monetary base for confirmation of a major shift in policy that just might put an end to the country's crippling...
As Seen in the United States: The Shakeout
With the telecom financing and spending boom over, many telecom upstarts are going under. The long-distance giants are also under pressure, but the big local phone companies just might be in the catbird seat. - By Adam Rombel Much as in Europe, the telecom...
Bill Payments Move from Paper to the Internet
The ranks of financial enterprise enablers seeking to help banks capture the Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) components of a 13213 financial transaction are growing rapidly. With the percentage of bills that will go from paper to the Internet...
Broadband Will Open Big New Revenues for Carriers
Most of the world's telecommunications companies may be in dire straits today because of their recent massive investments. But lurching or not, they ultimately are building systems that will give customers continuous always-on access to the Internet...
California's Big Bind
PROJECT FINANCE: POWER & ENERGY Project finance bankers and rating agency execs look at power problems in California and beyond. Global Finance's Ernest McCrary moderates. * GLOBAL FINANCE: Are California's energy problems on the way to solution?...
E-Banking Links the Andes
Banks in Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela are joining to develop the region's first e-financial bank network, with hopes of extending it to other countries and regions. The countries of the Andean region are separated by extreme geographic features ranging...
Educated 401(k) Participants Keep Cool under Market Fire
Recent volatility, however, may have sparked a renewed interest in asset reallocation and the importance of keeping a diversified portfolio. By Mary Tautin When a bear market snarls its way into to he headlines, investors take note-and many take cover....
Europe: Deutsche Bank Expects More Russian Issues
Russian companies from a wide range of industries are likely to set up depositary receipt programs this year, says Mike Hughes, director and global product manager for the DR business at Deutsche Bank. The bank recently was appointed depositary bank...
Exchange-Traded Instruments Grow with Convergence
EXCHANGE-TRADED FUTURES AND OPTIONS ROUNDTABLE Exchange and finance executives discuss the future of exchange-traded futures and options. Globall Finance publisher Joseph Giarraputo moderates. * GLOBAL FINANCE: How will the single-stock futures market...
Internet-Based Communications Systems Demand More Security
From the earliest days of electronic banking more than 20 years ago, concerns about security have been a paramount issue for both financial institutions and their clients. Establishing and maintaining the integrity of communications and financial transactions...
Saving Big Bucks along the Financial Supply Chain
The Internet is helping companies streamline the logistics of buying, selling and delivering products and services-but getting paid is a snail-pace process that is still largely stuck in the Old Economy. Palo Alto, California-based consulting firm Killen...
Telecom Turmoil
The telecommunications sector has gone from glory to gory in just a matter of months. The magnitude of today's telecom turmoil may be enough to help tip the world into a recession. Having grossly overspent and overbuilt for current and future demand...
The Americas: Canada's Loonie Takes a Dive
Canada's dollar, known as the loonie, has taken a tumble despite the country's trade surplus and low inflation. The currency is acting as a shock absorber, cushioning the negative effects of world events on the Canadian economy, says Stephen Poloz, chief...
The Americas: Currency Forecasts
Canada's dollar, known as the loonie, has taken a tumble despite the country's trade surplus and low inflation. The currency is acting as a shock absorber, cushioning the negative effects of world events on the Canadian economy, says Stephen Poloz, chief...
The Best Emerging Market Banks
Around the world, big banks are getting bigger..and small banks are getting smarter. Our 8th annual survey explains who's doing best in each of 56 countries and regions. As mergers and consolidations continue to sweep the global banking industry, the...
Trade Finance Solutions Grow with Trade
Both investors and borrowers are seeking lower trade finance costs, driving more creative solutions. A synchronicity of globalization and regional trade groupings is turning trade finance into an increasingly important-and complicated-commodity in Latin...
Web Software Firms Shift Their Gears
It's a cruel new world for sellers of Internet software solutions. Key industry executives discuss their business at dual roundtables in San Francisco moderated by Global Finance's Ernest McCrary and Charles W.Thurston. GLOBAL FINANCE: How is the slowdown...