Problems for sale

Want to buy a bank stacked full of bad loans and losing money? The Czech Republic may be able to oblige.

Stop-go state sell-off

Turkey is supposed to be privatizing; it's also ostensibly following policies that will bring down inflation.

A pioneer under pressure

Before the internet was heard of, Instinet, the 31-year old agency broker owned by Reuters, used new technology to challenge the world's mainstream stock exchanges.

If it moves, rate it

Suddenly, euroland, or rather Germany, is full of the urge to rate companies great and small.

Convertible bonds

It has been a banner year for new issues of convertible bonds, with many forces working together, especially in Europe, to support the primary market.