Finland blazes the privatization trail

Selling state assets to foreign investors raises popular opposition throughout the region, but privatization is likely to remain the main source of Nordic equity offerings

Central America: A region finds its feet

Central America has come a long way in a short time. It has developed a surprising degree of political stability, a consensus in favour of economic liberalization and a real thirst for economic progress.

Catching the small-cap bug

The star performers of Nordic stock markets are not forestry, engineering or shipping companies, they are Internet, biotechnology and service-sector start-ups.

Balkan odyssey

Greeks have a high tolerance of political risk, which should give them an edge when competing for business with their volatile neighbours.