After publicly declaring its interest in the American market, ABN Amro Holding has shown some signs that it's gearing up for a major acquisition.

The Amsterdam-based banking giant hired Morgan Stanley & Co. to advise it on a possible bid on Boatmen's Bancshares but withdrew from the process short of a formal offer for the St. Louis bank.

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