In what is mostly still a volatile, unpredictable marketplace, an impressive number of landmark deals have been carried out by banks all over the world in the past 12 months. Here, The Banker recognises the best of them.
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A bidding war between Chinese and Italian entrepreneurs for France's iconic Club Med holiday resort operator provided a test of nerves for the bankers, and even led to a change in French law.
Islamic finance may be a rapidly growing industry, but its pace of development is leading to a variety of shortfalls, from human capital to regulatory harmonisation. Daud Vicary Abdullah, the president of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance in Malaysia, explains to James King how his institution could provide the answer to these problems.
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