Now enjoying the third year of a recovery that is clearing away the debris of the 2001 crisis, Turkey's bankers are hoping soon to complete the final important clean-up operation: resolving the on-again, off-again fate of the fourth-largest private bank, Yapi Kredi.
Can Egypt's reformist government meet its promises to reduce the state's economic role while attracting more FDI?
With lending to small and medium-size enterprises and the provision of retail products the fastest-growing and most lucrative parts of Romania's financial services sector, banks are slogging it out for market share.
In global terms, the Nordic region does not register highly in private banking.
Jakarta, Indonesia's chaotic capital, offers a fascinating view of the clash between capitalism and Islam, as Chris Leahy explains
Growing liquidity derived from high oil prices, less restrictive regulation, a drive to privatization and a reduction in investment abroad have driven the Saudi Arabian stock market to new heights
Until the advent of the European IAS39 accounting standard at the beginning of the year Spanish reporting requirements for derivatives were relatively relaxed.
MOL, Hungary's expansive oil major, has become a leading downstream force in neighbouring markets.
The tussle between liberals and dirigiste conservatives in Russia's ruling circles shows no signs of subsiding.
The successful restructuring of energy company Medco shows what can be achieved in the byzantine and often murky world of Indonesian restructurings.
Foreign banks are racing to enter the Serbian banking market, one of the few in eastern Europe that still has large assets up for sale and strong potential for growth.
Having recorded a loss of €1.5 billion in 2001 and been bought out by Permira in 2003, pay-TV operator Premiere has now completed the most successful IPO of a Germany company since 2000
The EU-induced removal of state guarantees to the Landesbanken has prompted mergers and other inter-bank arrangements.
Virtually unknown outside its native Malaysia, investment bank Commerce International Merchant Bankers has rapidly consolidated its domestic dominance.
Analysts were convinced of the inevitability of US telecoms consolidation but the recent flurry of M&A activity was a surprise.
A record start to the year in European equity capital markets has been helped by strong fund inflows from the US.
Asia's banks have capitalized on better general economic conditions by cleaning up long-overdue problems.
Supporters of PFI note that more hospitals have been built in the UK in the last 10 years than in the previous 50.
A handful of high-yield bond deals from Chinese issuers in the past six months seems to presage vast hitherto untapped issuance.
Portugal's banks have got to grips with the pressures of EU membership much more effectively than the economy as a whole, which has depended on ad hoc measures rather than fundamental structural change to keep on course.