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Will rate hikes stall high-yield bonds juggernaut?

The European high-yield bond market has come a long way from its infancy in the late 1990s to record issuance in 2012 and 2013. But with interest rates threatening to rise, can the market stay on track for another bumper year in 2014?

Kuwait progresses towards Islamic banking vision

Kuwait progresses towards Islamic banking vision

Islamic banking already has a strong presence in Kuwait. With a number of innovative lenders competing in the sector, and support and regulatory oversight from the country's central bank, it looks as though the industry can only become a more prominent fixture on the country's financial landscape.

BNP helps breathe life back into Turkey
From Markets / Deals

BNP Paribas makes a bold response to Turkish volatility

When fears over a Chinese slowdown and the US interest rate cycle coupled with domestic political uncertainty to hit the Turkish lira, BNP Paribas proposed a long-term bond to re-establish the sovereign's credentials.

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

Despite an unusual structure as the holding company for a fixed-line monopoly, B Communications issued Israel's first dual-listed bond to considerable demand.

Miles Millard
From Markets / People

Deutsche debt specialist helps join the dots

Miles Millard’s latest appointment is a sign of Deutsche Bank taking another step on its journey toward a unified client coverage structure.

Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets

Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets

Tighter secondary market liquidity and more volatile interest rates make for a more challenging environment for the highest-rated issuers, but that has not stopped Deutsche Bank from leading two milestone deals already in 2014.

Corporate bond market squeezed as dealers withdraw

Corporate bond market squeezed as dealers withdraw

Corporate bond market participants are starting to look for alternative ways to trade bonds as regulations put the squeeze on the amount of liquidity in the banking system. 

A fine frenzy

A fine frenzy! How banks are paying the price for the subprime crisis

Over the past two years banks have been hit by a huge wave of litigation relating to residential mortgages, interbank rates, consumer insurance and money laundering. Though lenders have largely managed to absorb the costs fairly easily, it seems that the regulators are not quite finished when it comes to dishing out fines.

Alexis de Rosnay

Building a global mid-market challenger

The acquisition of UK brokerage Collins Stewart Hawkpoint by Canada's Canaccord Genuity gave Alexis de Rosnay the chance to fulfil his ambition of building a business, as the group aims to become a global mid-market investment bank.

Roger Burge

Arqiva long bond sends the right signals

Privately owned communications infrastructure firm Arqiva successfully extended its maturity profile in early 2014, after a major round of refinancing a year earlier.

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