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Global M&A Declines 14% In Q4

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International M&A volumes decreased by 14% in the final quarter of 2011 compared to Q3 2011 and were down 18% compared to Q4 2010, according to the Ernst & Young M&A Tracker, released December 23rd.

Global IPO Fundraising Down 45% In 2011

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After a promising start in the first two quarters, IPO activity dropped dramatically midway through the year, principally due to investors concerns about sovereign debt issues in Europe and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US credit rating.




Judge approves Commerzbank sanctions deal

Commerzbank and government lawyers gained federal court approval of a $1.45bn agreement to defer prosecuting the lender for violating U.S. laws, including sanctions on doing business with Iran and Sudan.