pokerThe deals are back, or at least recovering from last year’s depressed levels, but where will the deals and dealmakers come from next? According to these Reuters stories published in just the last two weeks, the wheeling and dealing looks widespread over both sectors and regions.

Deal Hotspots:

Mining M&A expected to pick up pace this year

Air security firms likely to boost sales, deals

HMO deals seen heating up, but reform a wildcard

US staffing sector set for year of M&A

Private equity takes aim at freight logistics

Small US defense firms back on M&A radar

Online gamers set for consolidation wave in 2010

Market strength tempts India back into M&A fray

Tech turns to security for next wave of dealmaking

Buyout funds see Indonesia as next Asia stop for deals

Foreign banks again hear the call of China