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BEST BANKS 2011 BY REGION

Global Finance Announces Best Banks by Region 2011 NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 Global Finance magazine has announced its annual...

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Ireland: New Government Hopes For Export-Led Recovery

NEWSMAKERS: IRELAND By Dan Keeler When Ireland’s voters unceremoniously booted out the Fianna Fail-led government in early March election, they were hoping that new leadership would give the country a fresh start. IDA’s O’Leary: Confident Humbled by ...

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UK/US: Derivatives Traders Assess New Regs

MILESTONES: UNITED KINGDOM / UNITED STATES By Anita Hawser Banks are scrambling to launch electronic trading platforms for derivatives transactions such as credit default swaps (CDSs) in an attempt to get ahead of planned regulatory changes aimed at ...

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Britains Big Gamble

FOCUS: UK RECOVERY STRATEGY By Justin Keay The UK government’s savage spending cuts and deep austerity measures have been touted as a model recovery strategy for stumbling Western economies. Faltering growth is raising questions over the strategy’s validity. ...

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Canada / UK: Friction From Toronto-London Exchange Deal

MILESTONES: CANADA / UNITED KINGDOM By Erik Heinrich London Stock Exchange: Dominant partner? The proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has prompted criticisms that it would not be, as the ...

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Europe: Maintaining Focus On Development Aid

NEWSMAKERS: EUROPE By Justin Keay Piebalgs: Pressing Europeans to give more Spare a thought for Andris Piebalgs, the EU's development commissioner. At a time when politicians across Europe are telling people to tighten their belts during the toughest ...

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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 ...

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UK: Businesses Brace For Bribery Crackdown

NEWSMAKERS: UK By Anita Awser High risk: UK bribery law will affect companies worldwide In a sign that regulators are clamping down on bribery and corruption in international business, from April 2011 the UK will implement what legal ...

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Best Derivatives Providers: Europe

WINNERS: EUROPE Best Commodity Derivatives Provider Morgan Stanley Despite attempts by competitors to nibble at its market share when commodities prices were soaring in 2009, Morgan Stanley has maintained its dominant position in commodities derivatives in Europe thanks to ...

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Regional Report: Southern Europe

COVER STORY: LIVING ON THE EDGE By Laurence Neville Southern Europe's sovereign debt crisis may appear to have been resolved, but severe trials still lie ahead—particularly for Greece. The travails of Southern Europe—in particular Spain, Portugal and ...

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Europe: SEPA Fails To Live Up To Expectations

MILESTONE: EUROPE By Anita Hawser Slow implementation has hindered SEPA With the threat of sovereign defaults in Europe's PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece Spain), the eurozone had its fair share of bad news this summer. As the sovereign and ...
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