Here's a run down of worldwide M&A action from 01.01.2005 - 16.11.05. Tables provided by Thomson Financial.
With Goldman CEO Hank Paulson now confirmed in as US Treasury Secretary, firm staff are turning their thoughts to what life will be like under his successor, Lloyd Blankfein. And some bankers are concerned that there may be a shift away from M&A, towards principal investments and trading.
Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack is supposed to have fallen out with Credit Suisse, and lost his job as co-CEO there, after he wanted to merge the business with a rival. Some are wondering whether he is beefing up Morgan Stanley now, ready to suck in potential merger partners.
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Fortune magazine has published a list of Europe's 25 highest-paid CEOs. Here's the Top 15.
As the war to attract top talent gathers pace, investment banks are sending out recruiters to sign up talent at an ever younger age. Some recruiters, however, are finding this to be really dirty work. Click the arrow below twice to see the video.
Merrill Lynch is said to be 'perplexed' over a $3m award a US federal jury in Portland made to Debora Galarneau, a 57-year-old broker who was fired by the firm in January 2004.
The news that an HSBC employee in Bangalore was arrested earlier this week in connection with allegations of a $416,000 fraud on 16 of the bank's UK customers, has predictably resulted in calls for companies to look again at offshoring initiatives and, where possible, pull projects back home.
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Henry Paulson has been quickly confirmed by the US Senate to become President George W Bush's Treasury Secretary in succession to John Snow. Paulson is thought likely to be a powerful influence in US policy-making.