Indonesia Facing Daunting Problems Despite Strong Past Economic Performance
Indonesia continued to grow during the financial crisis even as the economics of other countries were contracting at alarming rates.
Worries Peak on Puerto Rico Utilities Debt After New Bankruptcy Law
After debt-restructuring bill’s passage, bondholders watch to see if the commonwealth's electric utility will make Tuesday payment; two fund companies sue to declare law unconstitutional.
Top 3 Challenges Posed by EU Banking Union
After much public bickering, the European Parliament has voted to approve rules to govern the move to a banking union. But challenges remain.
Why Azerbaijan’s Debut Eurobond Succeeded
Azerbaijan’s recent 1.25 billion euro, 10-year Eurobond did remarkably well — and not just because the largest nation in the Caucusus region has oil.
New Italian Government: Will Promises Pay Off for Investors?
The new prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has made big promises for the Italian economy, but delivery may be difficult.
Banks Deploy Drastic Strategies to Overcome International Challenges
Investors in international banking should keep informed, as many banks are reinventing themselves to keep up with a changing marketplace.
Swiss Endanger EU Ties With Immigration Vote
Swiss opposition to “free travel” could cost the country’s economy dearly.
Macro Prospects Dim for Turkey, but Niches Attract Investment
The Turkish central bank’s recent move to raise interest rates is a much-needed step to help an economy extremely vulnerable to global economic shocks.
Easing Basel Rules Boosts Bank Stocks, but Hazards Linger
European banks’ persistence paid off in mid-January as the Basel Committee somewhat relaxed two of its requirements on leverage and liquidity ratios.
Euro Improves Latvia’s Prospects but Highlights Geopolitical Tension
Investors to date have found it difficult to gain access to Latvia, but the adoption of the euro is encouraging.