M&A Peeping over the parapet - After a decade of stagnation, Japan's companies have a window of opportunity to start acquiring internationally if they want to avoid falling into obscurity.
Deals of the year - Asia - Nissan's pioneering acquisition of 50% of China's third-largest automobile manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, is the first western-style acquisition in China.
Africa - Standard Chartered Bank has modernized and developed. Zimbabwe banks are on the rack. Nedcor wins one fight and Deutsche shows its class.