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    The Banker: World

    • Top Canadian banks: strong and stable
      With the US and Mexico coming to an agreement on the way forward for Nafta, Canada has been left out in the cold. But could Canadian banks weather a trade storm? Joy Macknight reports.
      - 18 days ago, 2 Sep 18, 10:12am -
    • Greece’s top banks: work to be done
      Exiting the eurozone’s rescue programme does not mean that Greece is out of the woods quite yet: the banks must still deal with their damaged balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.
      - 27 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 5:46am -
    • Can the US economy keep growing?
      Critics of US President Donald Trump predicted his policies would cause a depression, if not a recession. But second-quarter growth of 4.1% in the US is not a blip, says the US secretary of commerce.
      - 30 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 11:00am -
    • Mega-mergers caught in the crossfire between regulators and politics
      Rumours abound of a return to large-scale mergers in Europe, with some major banks in the frame. But with politicians and regulators at odds, it looks unlikely.
      - 30 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 9:47am -
    • What will US policy mean for emerging markets?
      Changes in US monetary policy are putting pressure on emerging markets economies, with the result that many will look to diversify their dollar dependency and possibly strike up new alliances, which carry risks of their own. Silvia Pavoni reports.
      - 33 days ago, 18 Aug 18, 9:25am -
    • Finance's helping hand: making refugees self sufficient
      The world's refugee camps are often home to displaced entrepreneurs who set up small enterprises, driving the business case for financial services. But getting providers to take notice is a tough call, exacerbated by problems of access and identity.…
      - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:04am -
    • The Banker's Top 250 EU Banks ranking: Is the capital recovery complete?
      The Banker’s Top 250 EU Banks ranking shows the resilience of lenders’ capital bases, although profitability is still lacking when viewed in global terms. Stefanie Linhardt analyses the results.
      - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 8:01am -
    • AI: the next frontier for Indian banks
      Indian banks adopted artificial intelligence technology only relatively recently but are catching up fast. The private sector leads in deploying chatbots that can handle many thousands of customer interactions, but where will this leave staff? Rekha…
      - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:21am -
    • Are Europe's big fish set to bite in mega-M&A frenzy?
      The European Central Bank is keen to see consolidation among the region's top banks but others believe headwinds around the banking union and political uncertainty may delay any deals. Stefanie Linhardt reports.
      - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:02am -
    • What is behind the US's reversal on development finance?
      In a change of policy, the US administration is modernising its overseas development and foreign aid body, with a Texan taco king leading the charge. Adrienne Klasa reports.
      - 35 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 8:31pm -

    The Brookings Institute: FDI

    • FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      Leaders in states, cities, and metropolitan areas across the country are exploring ways to help their firms and regional economies become more competitive through increased and more intentional global engagement. In 2011, the Brookings Institution…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:00am -
    • Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Scanning the departures and arrivals board on the way home from launching metro Atlanta’s new foreign direct investment strategy under the Global Cities Initiative, it was easy to understand why local leaders remain focused on finding strategies…
      - 25 May 16, 1:45pm -
    • China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      Zimbabwe clamped down with the enforcement of its controversial indigenization law—requiring foreign companies with assets of more than $500,000 to transfer or sell a 51 percent stake to indigenous Zimbabweans this month. The deadline of April 1…
      - 26 Apr 16, 11:35am -
    • China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      Event InformationApril 25, 20162:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDTSaul/Zilkha RoomsBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventFor decades Chinese companies focused their international investment on u…
      - 25 Apr 16, 2:30pm -
    • Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      It is seemingly easy to make the case for why metro areas should dedicate resources to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign-owned firms pay 20 percent higher wages, on average, than their domestic peers. They also invest more in R&D…
      - 14 Jan 16, 10:57am -
    • Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      The global consumer products company Unilever Plc announced on Monday a $35 million investment in Cuba’s Special Development Zone at Mariel. Late last year, Brascuba, a joint venture with a Brazilian firm, Souza Cruz, owned by the mega-conglomer…
      - 14 Jan 16, 12:00am -
    • The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      By the time the 112 representatives of the Venezuelan opposition walk into the National Assembly on January 5, the party will be over. On December 6, the coalition of political parties and civil movements grouped under the umbrella of Mesa de la U…
      - 4 Jan 16, 10:21am -
    • Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are inextricably linked, as we’ve written about in several recent pieces: The economic clusters that generate exports also attract FDI; mergers and acquisitions account for the majority of FDI and the…
      - 29 Dec 15, 10:00am -
    • Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition at all. Instead, firms are drawn to a metro area not by low costs or incentives, but by the re…
      - 4 Dec 15, 11:00am -
    • Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been praised as an important development tool, especially for countries at low levels of industrial development. Attracting multinational enterprises (MNEs) is seen as a means of introducing high-capability firm…
      - 19 Nov 15, 2:30pm -

    The World Bank: MIGA Blogs

    • Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Editor’s note: MIGA staffer Dessislav Dobrev recently returned from Nepal where he had been conducting due diligence for an energy project when the earthquake hit. These are his reflections.It was just over a week ago. The streets of Kathmandu ec…
      - 5 May 15, 11:07am -
    • Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Facilitating investments into Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) is one of the most important strategic pillars in MIGA’s Strategy. In an effort to further expand MIGA’s support in FCS countries, I recently visited Burundi, South Sudan,…
      - 23 Mar 15, 4:11am -
    • Vroom Vroom: Brazil leading the pack in infrastructure financing innovation for safer and more resilient transport
      How can we get much more private sector funds to infrastructure financing? The infrastructure gap is enormous and growing; governments are just not be able to go it alone. Innovation here is key.The World Bank, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee…
      - 5 Dec 14, 11:30am -
    • Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      The last few years have brought an uptick in the number of mining investments that have been the subject of disputes between investors and governments. This trend is of considerable concern to the players in the sector across the globe. Yet, ther…
      - 7 Nov 14, 10:08am -
    • Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Supporting populations in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) is a key priority for the World Bank Group.  The Group’s President, Jim Yong Kim, has repeatedly stressed the importance of finding ways to bring sustainable peace and devel…
      - 18 Jun 14, 12:02pm -
    • Agricultural FDI: Risky Business?
      Al-Arabiya reported a few weeks ago that the political crisis in Ukraine and Russia is threatening the availability of food in Egypt and Jordan. Food prices becoming hostage to political crises is certainly not a new phenomenon: food plays an import…
      - 22 May 14, 10:30am -
    • Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Growing up in war-torn Beirut, I experienced the Lebanese Civil War from a childlike perspective. I was in middle school at the time when a power outage lingered for months on end. Reviewing textbooks and doing homework at night was no easy task. Th…
      - 20 Dec 13, 9:28am -
    • “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      Said Martin Sandbu, the FT economics writer that moderated the FT-MIGA Summit, Managing Global Political Risk, last week in London.    This is the fifth year that MIGA, the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank,…
      - 13 Dec 13, 10:30am -
    • Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Durante mi reciente viaje a España para representar MIGA en un foro sobre el futuro de las infraestructuras portuarias en Iberoamerica organizado por Tecniberia, tuve la oportunidad de comprobar y apreciar los grandes logros alcanzados por muchas n…
      - 23 Aug 13, 1:35pm -
    • Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      During my recent business development trip to Spain to represent MIGA at a forum on Latin American port infrastructure organized by Tecniberia, I had an opportunity to see with my own eyes and appreciate the great achievements made by many Iberoamer…
      - 23 Aug 13, 11:09am -
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