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Best Investment Banks 2010: Best Legal Advisers

BEST LEGAL ADVISERS Global Skadden Skadden, or more formally Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was the number-one legal adviser on global mergers and acquisitions announced in 2009, according to Thomson Reuters. The firm advised on 173 M&A; deals ...

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Best Investment Banks 2010: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS North America Canada Scotia Capital Scotia Capital, the wholesale banking arm of Scotiabank, had a record year in 2009 for its equity platform. The bank participated in 211 equity deals, valued at $8.5 billion. In September 2009 ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS CORPORATE FINANCE FOCUS CHINA AND INDIA'S COMPETITION FOR RESOURCES CAUSING RISE IN CROSS-BORDER ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Mergers and acquisitions in emerging markets are heating up, and China and ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets: Latin American Online Marketplace Growing Fast

Investor: Company to Watch MercadoLibre / Argentina By Gordon Platt MercadoLibre, the largest online marketplace in Latin America, has more than 43 million registered users. The Buenos Aires-based ecommerce provider has been growing so rapidly that it regularly ...

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Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Latin America

LATIN AMERICA by Antonio Guerrero REGIONAL WINNER: Banco Santander Brazil continues to shine as the jewel in Santander's crown, helping the Spanish bank consolidate its position as Latin America's premier financial group. Santander Brasil set a benchmark in ...

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Features: Annual Survey: Best Trade Finance Banks

BANKERS GET READY FOR REBOUND IN WORLD TRADE Trade finance and risk management services are in growing demand as world trade recovers and credit issues remain a concern. By Gordon Platt The outlook for global trade is ...

News

Newsmakers: Central Banker Under Fire

Argentina By Antonio Guerrero Redrado: Rejected presidential order to resign Argentina’s central bank presidents have long received low grades for their lack of independence. The situation has been exacerbated under Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has ...

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Features: Awards: World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

THE NEED FOR SPEED The foreign exchange market is growing—and operating—at lightning speed. Global Finance selects the leaders of the world's biggest financial market. By Gordon Platt The best banks in the foreign exchange market performed well ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets: Company to Watch: Falabella/Chile

Retailer Aims To Cash In On Latin America’s Growth By GP With its network of department stores, home-improvement centers, supermarkets and consumer banks, Falabella is one of the leading diversified retailers in Latin America. It is teaming up ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Cover Story: Opportunity Knocks

Emerging Markets Focus: Latin America Much of Latin America is reaping the benefits of a rapid growth in China’s involvement in the region. Booming trade levels are changing some key global market dynamics. By Antonio Guerrero ...
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