It's clear why Vodafone conquered Mannesmann.
Should the bankers who for the last two years led Nasdaq's internet IPO bonanza, until the bubble burst in April, be held in any way to blame? The new issue houses don't think so.
This year's poll of polls reveals a shuffling of the pack among the leading firms in the capital raising, trading, advisory and risk management worlds.
Online offerings present new challenges to financial lawyers, not least issues of security, jurisdiction and accuracy.
Retail enthusiasm for equities took off in Germany with Deutsche Telekom's first flotation.
In 1999, the European single currency brought with it a flourishing new market in corporate bonds for a range of different quality issuers.
India, once spurned by investors for its high-risk, low-skill economy, has become a magnet for foreigners who want a piece of the high-tech action in the new economy IT sector.
You only have to see Jeremy Isaacs's triangular-shaped office - which comfortably fits a boardroom-size conference table - at Lehman Brothers' Broadgate headquarters in London to realize that this is a man who's doing well.
In difficult markets during 2001, issuers and managers needed to show their ingenuity to get deals done.
Korea and Taiwan dominate Euromoney's latest ranking of Asian banks with 21 of the top 50 betweenthem.
It's been a tough year for many borrowers in the international capital markets.
Stockbroking is now concentrated in a very few hands.