The new member states of the European Union offer foreign fund managers a fast growing asset pool.
Bankers are eager for the implementation of Saudi Arabia's capital markets law.
The completion of several high-profile corporate restructurings in Japan has convinced many investors that at long last the country is shaping up to come out of recession.
Asian research brokerage CLSA has not found it easy to move into new markets.
For the first time in a generation, Saudi Arabia has posted two budget surpluses in a row.
Recent cases involving sovereigns have shown how open to interpretation pari passu clauses are.
Demand for equity-linked issues remains strong but issuance has dropped off dramatically from 2003 levels.
Latin America's high-net-worth individuals have followed their peers in the rest of the world in demanding more sophisticated and personalized services from their private bankers.
With foreign players set to start investment banking operations in Saudi Arabia, local banks are confident that they can meet the challenge.
Singapore will soon be second to Switzerland in offshore private banking, having overtaken its main Asian rival, Hong Kong.
It's a wonder that the Philippines is still afloat.
Macquarie has steered a profitable course, avoiding head-on confrontation with global competition through niche strategies.
By 2002 Capital One's rapid growth took it deep into sub-prime territory, stirring up a crippling rise in its borrowing costs and scaring off bond investors.
Rising volumes of primary issuance in Europe mask the fact that most companies are not selling shares to fund growth or to restructure.
Corporate issuance is down in Europe but supply is being bolstered by dollar issues from European corporates.
Pakistan's economy is growing at an unprecedented rate but foreign investors, exercised by doubts about political stability, haven't heard the good news.