Asia Markets Afford Best Margins



Rising markets and boisterous share issuance in the Asian-Pacific region have returned well for the bottom lines of Wall Street and elsewhere. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, total investment-banking revenue from the region excluding Japan rose 56% last year to $12.2 billion, increasing its total proportion of industry fee revenue to 17.4% from 12.8% in 2009, according to estimates from data provider Dealogic.