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Citi's Asia global banking head predicts bumper year

Citi's Asia global banking head Farhan Faruqui expects a busy year for capital markets issuance in Asia-Pacific and some major outbound M&A news.
 Farhan Faruqui
Farhan Faruqui

What will be the key themes for investment banking in Asia in 2010
You are already seeing the themes in some of the transactions that are currently in the market -- active capital markets issuance on the back of strong liquidity, especially in the financial institutions space.

On the MA side, last year was light for the market in general. Some of the blockbusters that were announced never materialised, but the strategic discussions have continued into 2010. We sense from the conversations we are having with clients now that this will be the year of renewed outbound MA from Asia. There is increased confidence --...

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