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Struggle is on for control

July 2, 2007

The OTC derivatives business has long been the lucrative preserve of the investment banking community, but the large and increasingly powerful exchange groups have set their sights on capturing more of it. As the battle lines form, Natasha de Terán explores the contested terrain.

Banks prepare for market convergence

July 2, 2007

The processing situation needs to be resolved before millions more investors pile in. These are the private investors who will soon get full access to institutional products and markets, dubbed “the instividuals”.

Regulators deplore loan settlement gap

July 2, 2007

Africa does not have a monopoly on transaction snarl-ups, as those engaged in the credit derivatives markets in recent years are fully aware.

Investors hop on the Africa conveyor belt

July 2, 2007

The great Africa opportunity awaits and it could involve higher growth in output and profits than the world has ever seen before.

Hive of microfinance activity attracts serious attention

July 2, 2007

Investment banks and institutional fund managers are being persuaded to take microfinance institutions seriously as they show better returns than some other emerging market investment vehicles and prove their stability in the face of external shocks. Kathryn Tully reports.

Eastern philosophy takes Nomura to a higher level

July 2, 2007

Through the successful Asian marketing of IPOs for Russian property developers Sistema-Hals and PIK, Nomura’s Moscow operation has managed to position itself as a gateway to ‘eastern’ investors.Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Open to foreign business

July 2, 2007

With or without a radical change of approach by the new president, France’s markets are surprisingly open to overseas companies.Geraldine Lambe reports.

Post-election France has everything to play for

July 2, 2007

Following the French elections, the markets are returning to normal, with plenty of activity predicted, especially in state-involved sectors. Geraldine Lambe reports on how the pace is picking up.

Lachlan Edwards

July 2, 2007

Goldman Sachs’ co-head of restructuring in Europe talks to Geraldine Lambe about the effect an increasingly complex financial structure will have on companies’ survival in the future.


July 2, 2007

Fitch finds banks are more likely to fail than to default; and S&P outlines its approach to risk-adjusted capital analysis.

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