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Gecina eases debt after Eurosic acquisition

May 1, 2018

Real estate company Gecina saw its focus on central Paris pay off in 2017, with buoyant demand driving the acquisition of rival office space owner Eurosic. Since then, Gecina has been busy cutting the cost of its debt as part of a long-term strategy, as David Wigan reports.

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Padoan reflects on negotiating Italy's slow financial recovery

May 1, 2018

As Italy faces yet another change of government, outgoing finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan is optimistic that the country is resilient enough to sustain growth and increase productivity in the coming years. He talked to Silvia Pavoni at the G20 meeting in Argentina. 

Basel risk limits will not curb rogue traders

May 1, 2018

The Basel Accords oblige banks to use two methods to measure and limit risk – value at risk and expected shortfall – but research shows these are insufficient to curtail the behaviour of rogue traders. Damiano Brigo and John Armstrong suggest a different approach. 

Banks must get on board with technology

May 1, 2018

Technology has become an essential component of banks and one that needs rigorous oversight. So why, asks Chris Skinner, are there so few tech experts on bank boards? 

A London-less CMU leaves the EU in a quandary

May 1, 2018

An EU capital markets union without the UK will be a smaller and more fragmented affair than had originally been envisaged. But how will the bloc work around the absence of what is currently its largest market?

Does cutting NPLs make Italy a land of opportunity?

May 1, 2018

The state is making it easier for Italian banks to reduce their cripplingly high level of non-performing loans, but investors should proceed with caution even in the new climate. 

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Africa

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Africa.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Americas

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from the Americas.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Asia-Pacific.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Europe

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Europe.

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