Europe's Small-Cap Fever (BusinessWeek Online)

BusinessWeek Online - Europe's small-cap stock markets are booming. Last year, the London Stock Exchange's junior exchange for small companies, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), attracted 226 initial public offerings, the most in its 10-year history and more than three times the number it drew in the previous year. In April, the Irish Stock Exchange opened the Irish Enterprise Exchange, a junior market for smaller companies. ...*