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Ukraine too far east for western banks

May 1, 2009

-- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

Margaret DoyleIt's tough on Ukraine, but European banks should pull out. It may not be the only Eastern European economy giving its western bankers a headache but that country's political chaos and weak corporate governance outweigh the prospects of a return to growth.

Permira’s Buffini quits SVG board at last

April 22, 2009

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The future is smaller for private equity

April 14, 2009

Margaret Doyle-- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

Investors' faith in banks may be reviving, but 2009 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for private equity. Two of Europe's most prominent listed buyout funds -- Candover Investments and SVG Capital -- are considering their options, with sale or dismemberment a serious prospect.

Ireland’s euro pain

April 9, 2009

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Barclays’ conjuring trick

March 30, 2009

– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

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Divorce marked to market

March 16, 2009

MARKETS-GLOBAL /-- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

The Myerson divorce case in Britain makes compelling reading, as all rich bust-ups do. Regardless of whether the judges make Ingrid Myerson hand back 3.2 million pounds of her 11.1 million pound payout to compensate for the decline in her ex-husband's shares, she is a lucky woman.