Now enjoying the third year of a recovery that is clearing away the debris of the 2001 crisis, Turkey's bankers are hoping soon to complete the final important clean-up operation: resolving the on-again, off-again fate of the fourth-largest private bank, Yapi Kredi.
The lure of EU membership is encouraging Romania's recently elected government to tackle corruption and rationalize the currency and taxation regimes.
Can Egypt's reformist government meet its promises to reduce the state's economic role while attracting more FDI?
With lending to small and medium-size enterprises and the provision of retail products the fastest-growing and most lucrative parts of Romania's financial services sector, banks are slogging it out for market share.
Ukraine is enjoying a huge re-evaluation in the eyes of outsiders, thanks to its Orange Revolution.
Euromoney's first poll of central and eastern European companies draws on equity analysts' perceptions of a range of characteristics that are crucial to investors in the region.
In global terms, the Nordic region does not register highly in private banking.
Hungary's economy is growing well, with relatively low unemployment and high foreign direct investment.
Shareholders and executives in some of the US's smallest listed companies believe their share prices have been forced down by illegal naked shorting.
Growing liquidity derived from high oil prices, less restrictive regulation, a drive to privatization and a reduction in investment abroad have driven the Saudi Arabian stock market to new heights
Until the advent of the European IAS39 accounting standard at the beginning of the year Spanish reporting requirements for derivatives were relatively relaxed.
MOL, Hungary's expansive oil major, has become a leading downstream force in neighbouring markets.
The tussle between liberals and dirigiste conservatives in Russia's ruling circles shows no signs of subsiding.
Bank FX traders are up in arms about the plans of EBS, the interdealer FX broker, to allow hedge funds onto the platform.
The successful restructuring of energy company Medco shows what can be achieved in the byzantine and often murky world of Indonesian restructurings.
With the Russian state rolling back the liberalization of the economy – notably in its dealings with oil company Yukos – investment banks are faced with a dilemma.
Foreign banks are racing to enter the Serbian banking market, one of the few in eastern Europe that still has large assets up for sale and strong potential for growth.
Germany's Pfandbrief issuers are getting ready for the new law that comes into effect in July.
With some of the largest and most liquid capital markets in Asia Pacific and yield-hungry local asset managers, Australia would seem a natural port of call for Asian companies.
Kazakhstan's banking system is a success story whose rapid growth brings a need for capital injections, hence growing foreign interest.
The EU-induced removal of state guarantees to the Landesbanken has prompted mergers and other inter-bank arrangements.
German consumer spending remains lacklustre, so it's as well that the federal republic's exports are maintaining healthy growth.
Having had serial relationships with three global investment banking houses, all of which deals unravelled, Thai investment bank Phatra Securities can be forgiven
for wanting to go it alone.
Virtually unknown outside its native Malaysia, investment bank Commerce International Merchant Bankers has rapidly consolidated its domestic dominance.
New approaches to managing currency funds have proliferated as demand holds up from investors disillusioned by poor performance in other asset classes.
The SEC doesn't know how many hedge funds there are and distrusts their secretive ways.
Analysts were convinced of the inevitability of US telecoms consolidation but the recent flurry of M&A activity was a surprise.
A record start to the year in European equity capital markets has been helped by strong fund inflows from the US.
The opening of German financial markets to true securitization looks set to relieve banks of badly performing loans, add new capital to the mortgage markets and revolutionize the financing of Mittelstand companies.
Asia's banks have capitalized on better general economic conditions by cleaning up long-overdue problems.
As Uruguay and Colombia have shown, for the right country under the right circumstances local-currency bonds marketed globally can be a valuable addition to emerging market instruments, for both issuers and investors.
After a totally barren 2003 and a hesitant 2004, Germany's primary equity market looks to be reviving.
A handful of high-yield bond deals from Chinese issuers in the past six months seems to presage vast hitherto untapped issuance.
Portugal's banks have got to grips with the pressures of EU membership much more effectively than the economy as a whole, which has depended on ad hoc measures rather than fundamental structural change to keep on course.