The global outlook series on the Securities Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 24 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom) Asia-Pacific (China and India) and Latin America. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 498 companies worldwide.