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Chipping away at the three-pillar structure

April 2, 2007

While the sale of Landesbank Berlin is raising hopes that Germany’s tripartite banking system will start crumbling, those more capitalist-inclined bank boardrooms with an eye on overseas expansion shouldn’t hold their breath. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Playing away from home

April 2, 2007

Nordic banks have traditionally adopted decentralised management structures, incorporating collective business practices while eschewing securitisation. Brian Caplen assesses whether this model can be made to work overseas.

On the bandwagon

April 2, 2007

Covered bond issuance out of the US will not only widen the global market, but also deepen the investor base for the European issuers, writes Michael Marray.

The universe is expanding

April 2, 2007

As more jurisdictions join the covered bond market, investors are taking the opportunity to diversify their portfolios. Michael Marray looks at which countries are making waves.

Feeding the flame

April 2, 2007

Although covered bond issuance is booming in the UK, legislation to bring the country in line with the EU is in the pipeline. Michael Marray reports on the advantages this will bring for the market.

Turkey’s Calik full of energy

April 2, 2007

Turkey-based Calik Holding, keen to finance its overseas purchases in areas ranging from construction and telecoms to banking and energy, has burst on to the international stage with a $200m debt issue. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Short on cash? Next month will be fine

April 2, 2007

Where can you offload a bad loan that is causing you headaches? Try transferring it to Credit & Mercantile, the UK finance house that allows its clients to miss interest payments without automatically putting them into default.

International status for emerging money

April 2, 2007

Emerging markets such as Mexico and Brazil may be issuing in their own currencies internationally but the big shift to the euro-peso and the euro-real is still to come.

Nowhere to run if the hammer falls

April 2, 2007

The great crash of 2007 may not materialise but already it is clear that, if it does, there are few places to hide. Asset classes are linked together in a way unseen previously and a problem in one class will likely impact on another one.

Turbo-charged UBS

April 2, 2007

In an extraordinarily short time frame, while much of the market was on holiday, UBS’s hybrid team managed to administer issues from Nationwide, DnB NOR, Generali and HSH Nordbank. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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