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Best Investment Banks 2011: Country Winners

Country Winners North America Canada Scotia Capital Scotia Capital is the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets arm of Scotiabank, the most international bank in Canada. Scotia Capital handled the three largest debt financings in Canada in 2010, ...

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Best Investment Banks 2011: Regional Winners

Regional Winners North America Best Investment Bank Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley’s strengths in the equity and M&A; advisory businesses make it the clear leader in North American investment banking. Not only did it lead General Motors’ $18.1 billion initial public ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

EM: Turmoil May Change Sovereign Fund Strategy

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: NEWS By Anita Hawser The investment activities of sovereign wealth funds in some of the oil-rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa are being scrutinized with increasing interest by investors as political unrest ...

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Best Trade Finance Banks 2011

TRADE FORECAST: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PROTECTIONISM By Gordon Platt Bankers are optimistic that financing will be available to support projected growth in world trade, but regulatory change and currency wars have them on edge. Trade ...

Country Report

Country Report: Libya

LIBYA: OPENING UP By Justin Keay As its economy slowly becomes more open, Libya is attracting the attention of a wider range of potential investors than just adventurous oil companies. In the old days of the Soviet ...


Fear Factor

COVER STORY: THE NEW RISKS By Laurence Neville Last year the global economy dodged some scary-looking bullets. This year it might not be so lucky. As volatile and unnerving as it was, 2010 provided a welcome respite ...


SEPA Update: Slow Progress

UPDATE: SEPA By Anita Hawser Proponents of the Single Euro Payments Area are considering stringent measures to encourage companies to hop on board. As eurozone countries busy themselves implementing liquidity measures designed to calm market fears about ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Fed Pulls Rug Out From Under Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt Although the Federal Reserve's main focus is not the dollar, which is the purview of the US Treasury Department, it had to know that its $600 billion asset- purchase plan ...