firms such as JPMorgan/Chase, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, NatWest, Solomon Brothers, Daiwa Bank, Sumitomo, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, Herzog, Heine & Geduld, Deutche Bank, Bank Paribas, Credit Suisse, Sanwa Bank, Credit Lyonais
, Wells Fargo (Norwest), Piper Jaffray, Dain Rauscher, and American Express Financial Advisors.
Virtually each city block in the centre sports ambitious reconstruction projects, a hard-working population, and well-known international names (ranging from Benneton and McDonald's to Credit Lyonais
and Anderson Consulting).
A range of European export credit agencies, the European Investment Bank, the African Development Bank, commercial banks such as the French Credit Lyonais
and the German Dresdner Bank as well as British and other European bilateral aid providers then agreed to co-finance the project.
The affirmation follows the expected departure of tenant Credit Lyonais
(17% of rent roll), now Calyon, in September 2005, representing 27,664 sq metres.
The shares were greedily grabbed as bankers UBS Warburg and Credit Lyonais
issued "buy" recommendations.