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Huge Saudi issue rounds off record year for JPMorgan

January 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.

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Jean Pierre Mustier: Why streamlining is crucial for Italy's banks

January 2, 2017

Italy has been slow to bounce back from the financial crises that have rocked both the globe and the eurozone, but its banks are driving recovery by taking tough measures to slim down and sharpen their focus.

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Green bond blossoms for Bank of China

January 2, 2017

The success of Bank of China's green covered bond issue on the London Stock Exchange has given the bank confidence to follow its commitment to support green industries and build up its strength in this asset class, as Joanne Hart reports. 

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Sir Howard Davies: A transitional Brexit would best serve the City

January 2, 2017

With information on Brexit still sketchy, the City of London should push for an interim arrangement with the EU. Otherwise there is a risk that continued uncertainty will cause financial institutions to pull out.

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Creamfinance finds the perfect blend

January 2, 2017

Creamfinance is carving itself a niche in consumer lending, with fast decision-making and clear fees. The company’s co-founder and chief executive explains its philosophy to Silvia Pavoni.

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Alfredo E Thorne: Priming Peru’s new engines of growth

January 2, 2017

Economic growth in commodity-dependent Peru is unlikely to surpass 5% in 2017, prompting the Kuczynski government to devise a plan to boost the economy that focuses on investment in infrastructure and improved productivity. 

Samoan PM looks to boost country's financial centre and air traffic

January 1, 2017

Samoan prime minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi talks to Brian Caplen about how the country has tackled money laundering concerns, pressures for the financial centre to keep up to date, and why it might be time for the national airline to go it alone again.

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Jim Yong Kim: Rethinking the way the World Bank works

January 1, 2017

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks to Jane Monahan about the institution's changing approach to investing in infrastructure in developing economies, its national disaster emergency response, and how it is getting more involved in the renewable energy market.

The solution to financial exclusion lies in innovation

December 16, 2016

Financial exclusion harms both the unbanked and their home economies, whether developed or emerging. Embracing innovative solutions to this exclusion is the way forward.

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China's secret iPhone weapon

December 13, 2016

A China-US trade war carries very high risks, as Brian Caplen explains.

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