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ABN Amro, Morgan Stanley, Rothschild, Enron, UBS, SOX

Financial News reports that ABN Amro has been appointed as adviser to Spanish group Iberdrola as it bids $20.8bn for Scottish Power. The Dutch firm stepped in after Morgan Stanley stepped down. The Wall Street giant is conflicted as it acts as Scottish Power's corporate broker, and has been advising the company on defence strategy.

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Morgan Stanley in upside surprise

Morgan Stanley reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates as a surprise jump in fixed-income results helped the firm post the only increase in trading revenue among the six biggest U.S. firms this year.

The World's Most Successful Traders In 2004 ?

We all know that whereas M&A was once King, the torch has now passed to the trading boys. Well, Trader Monthly magazine recently published its second annual list of the world's most successful traders (for 2004). The magazine has estimated what each trader makes by speaking to hundreds of industry sources, and sometimes the traders themselves. Because it is difficult to get a precise number, an earnings range has been applied against each trader's name. Here are the guys at the Top of that list: