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Milan's fashion for finance

November 2, 2002

Milan has always been a capital of style but it is now being recognised as Italy's financial centre. David Lane reports on the city's banking trends.

Battle for the benchmark

October 1, 2002

The fight to sell government euro bonds has never been fiercer. The French and Germans are battling it out for benchmark status while other eurozone countries are increasing liquidity and issuance size. Troubled equity markets make it all very attractive to investors.

Time to go

October 1, 2002

Are Dresdner's days numbered?

September 1, 2002

All signs point to Allianz dismantling the once powerful Dresdner Bank, says Jan F Wagner in Frankfurt.

Paris aims for European supremacy

July 1, 2002

Six months after the launch of the euro, the finance markets of Paris are enjoying the success that it has brought. As Helena Frith Powell reports, the French capital has London firmly in its sights.

Saudi banks buck international trend

April 1, 2002

Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on how most of Saudi Arabia's banks are enjoying a profitable year.

Tactics must change if the news is good

February 2, 2002

In times of turbulence, investors flocked to Brazilian banks. They always delivered in the worst kind of scenarios. But what if Brazil becomes stable? Brian Caplen analyses how things could change.

Lessons from Argentina: Sovereign default

February 2, 2002

Argentina's spectacular sovereign debt default may, ironically, change international rules on dealing with such collapses while coming too late for the country itself. Suzanne Miller reports from New York on why the IMF may finally have run out of patience with its old friend.

London calling

November 2, 2001

Henry Harington looks at the effect of September 11 on foreign banks in London, and finds many questioning their policy of maintaining all their operations under one roof.

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