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New year, new bond deal for Ireland

February 1, 2017

Ireland has issued early in January over the past few years, and 2017 was to prove no exception, with the country issuing a 20-year benchmark deal that exceeded expectations with regards to pricing and the geographic spread of investors.

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The great bonds-to-equity rotation: myth or reality?

February 1, 2017

Debate is raging about whether fund flows out of bonds and into equities signals a fundamental shift in capital markets. ECM and DCM chiefs at the biggest investment banks say there is no direct trade-off between the two asset classes, but they do expect dealflow to change. 

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Brazil relishes end of IPO dry season

February 1, 2017

Brazil’s confounding equity market can rise even when the economy dives and political scandals break. However, 2016 was so chaotic that initial public offerings struggled to launch. Politics permitting, things are about to change, writes Thierry Ogier.

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Aviva's euro decision pays off

December 1, 2016

When Aviva decided to raise capital in late 2016, lead managers Société Générale, Morgan Stanley and RBS counselled against a sterling issuance. Treasurer Simon Rich tells Joanne Hart why the UK insurer is happy it followed their advice.

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Can fiscal reforms rescue Colombia after peace deal rejection?

December 1, 2016

The rejection of Colombia’s peace agreement via the October 2016 referendum has put the Santos government on the back foot and weakened its chances of achieving fiscal reform. Without this, the country's economy may struggle to attract much-needed foreign investment, writes Jason Mitchell.

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Panda bonds: the five hoops

December 1, 2016

China’s domestic bond market is the third largest in the world, yet it is largely untouched by foreign borrowers. Danielle Myles looks at the five hoops that panda bond issuers must jump through to access what is tipped to become Asia’s most important asset class. 

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Argentina’s central depository: a bright capital markets future

November 1, 2016

Alejandro Berney, chief executive of Argentina's central depository Caja de Valores, talks to The Banker about how the country can defy the naysayers and enjoy a bright capital markets future. 

Corporate bonds

Banks still have bond market role as e-platforms evolve

November 1, 2016

Data and technology are pushing the boundaries of primary and secondary market infrastructure. Danielle Myles examines how banks have found ways to remain valuable to their clients.

Lu Jiajin

Postal Savings Bank of China looks to overseas investment with jumbo IPO

November 1, 2016

Postal Savings Bank of China has thrown its doors open to global investors with a jumbo Hong Kong IPO. While the share price has not moved much since the deal closed, the Hong Kong listing offers long-term benefits to the lender, which is eyeing potential business overseas. Stefania Palma reports.

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Poland pounces for Europe's first 'panda bond' issuance

October 3, 2016

In August, Poland's government became the first European sovereign to issue renminbi-denominated debt in China's onshore bond market. Joanne Hart investigates how the deal came together.

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