Small is bountiful

With Brazil and Argentina hors de combat and Mexico replete, bankers are busy looking for smaller Latin deals, including escape routes for burnt foreign investors.

Basle II prompts strategic rethinks

Extensive revisions to capital requirements under Basle II will force structural changes in the financial services industry, offering advantages to some institutions and hindering others.

Boom pulls the right levers

The leveraged buy-out market in Europe is booming as shareholders press European companies to focus on core businesses and indebted firms shed assets.

Rosy view gets a rethink

Greece, like other smaller eurozone members, is not facing such severe economic problems as Germany and France.

Bond market bites back

As more and more of their corporate customers fell out of favour, banks looked the best bet in bond markets.

Old leader plans a comeback

Traditionally Bahrain dominated finance in the Gulf but initiatives elsewhere in the region, particularly Dubai, have undermined its lead.

Sites hit new heights

For Euromoney’s third annual internet awards, six journalists examined over 300 websites in 60 categories to find the very best online services in wholesale finance.