Managing director Asia, BankBoston
Since Anatoly Chubais became finance minister, Russia's stock has risen dramatically.
The New Zealand economy's been riding a switchback.
Want to buy a biggish local bank at a knock-down price? Join the queue of foreigners bidding for former state-owned banks in central Europe - but watch out for messy loan books and murky questions of ownership.
Rather than demonizing George Soros as the prime mover of the run on their currencies, Asian central bankers need to ask themselves hard questions.
Taiwan's Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank is an unknown name in global finance.
Private-sector Brazilian and Argentine institutions top our table of the leading banks in Latin America ranked by shareholders' equity.
It's been the year of the emerging markets with many of Euromoney's 50 best deals of the year coming from key countries such as China, Russia, Brazil and Argentina.
For emerging-market bond investors in the know, the former Soviet Union - especially central Asia - is the place to be.
Foreign banks looking to diversify in international markets have pinpointed Latin America as the new growth area.
series of bankruptcies is battering corporate Korea and putting serious strain on the country's banking sector.
The Mexican financial scene has substantially changed since the 1994 crisis.
Much more private-sector activity from Brazil is expected on international capital markets as the privatization programme progresses.
Australia's financial markets have hit the headlines this year.
Currency crises in emerging markets are the result of too much foreign capital, not too little.
This is the game to beat all games.
In the old days, regulators set the rules and bankers followed them.
France's banks are stifled by bureaucratic management, crippled by the over-expansion they undertook in the 1980s and hampered by regulatory obstacles to restructuring.
With a rare combination of rising oil prices, bumper harvests and policy reforms lifting the economic fortunes of the Middle East, its banks enjoyed a good year in 1996.
Did Bankers Trust buy Alex Brown to make itself more attractive to a potential buyer? And should NationsBank buy First Chicago to give it more bargaining power in any future merger talks, possibly with BankAmerica? As America awaits its biggest-ever banking mergers, such are the advanced strategies under discussion.
The new South African government's enthusiasm for the free market has surprised some sceptics.
We've called them the big-game hunters - the men who track down the juiciest debt deals and clinch them.
After two successful privatizations this summer, foreign investors have become highly enthusiastic about Polish stocks.