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.
Thailand Unrest Puts Investors in Holding Pattern
Investors take wait-and-see approach to Thai political turmoil.
Gap Between Two Koreas Widens With Trade Leader Purge, Brokerage Plans
North Korea executes key trade negotiator as South Korea aims for "Korean Goldman Sachs"
Independent Scotland Would Seek to Keep Pound; London Says No
A vote for independence from the U.K. in Scotland scheduled for September could pave the way for a new currency.