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Pekao comes out on top from epic amalgamation

February 4, 2008

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the complex, drawn-out merger of Pekao SA and BPH – an alliance that has created the largest bank in Poland.

Public listing express gathers pace

February 4, 2008

The volume of public listing in Russia shows no signs of abating and commercial banks are likely to join the state banks in keeping the momentum going in 2008. Ben Aris reports.

Will equity derivatives’ fortune go from strength to strength?

February 4, 2008

Equity derivatives’ performance last year was overshadowed by losses in other areas, and activity was not as strong as it could have been, but of all investment banking business areas it was the equity derivatives sector that delivered the best goods. Natasha de Terán investigates whether the sector can rise to the challenge of 2008.

Deutsche deal on the brink of history

February 4, 2008

The flotation of DP World last year may prove to be a landmark deal for the emerging markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Deutsche Bank handled the largest ever Middle Eastern IPO.

Unlikely timing pays off for SEB

February 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how SEB managed to sell €500m of hybrid capital securities in the midst of a market low-point.

Rising to the pensions challenge

February 4, 2008

Investment banks have been sitting up and taking notice of the pensions industry in recent years – an industry with global benefit liabilities of nearly $20,000bn. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how the banking industry’s big hitters are managing longevity risk.

Emerging markets remain on track

February 4, 2008

While the European and US markets are suffering, emerging markets continue on their upward trajectories, indicating that the drivers of world growth have changed. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Adam Knight

February 4, 2008

The co-head of global commodities at Credit Suisse talks to Geraldine Lambe about building the bank’s commodities platform in a market that is booming and showing evidence of increasing maturity.

From French retail to a global business mix

February 4, 2008

BNP Paribas has been expanding its businesses globally, both through acquisition and organic growth, and the previously predominant French operations are slowly but surely decreasing in significance. In an interview with Brian Caplen, CEO Baudouin Prot says that the anchor to all the bank’s business remains its retail base.

Italy's race to the top

February 4, 2008

David Lane traces Italy's journey to the fore in European banking.

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