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Latin America's infrastructure renaissance?

Latin America's infrastructure gap is wide and deep, but a new wave of crucial projects are finally starting to fill the void. The Banker takes a look at some high-impact developments that look set to help the region's trade, energy and urbanisation needs.

Barclays rushes through the new year sales
From Markets / Deals

Barclays rushes through the new year sales

The sovereign, supranational and agencies team at Barclays worked on eight out of 19 deals worldwide in the first working week of 2015, generating repeat business from a number of issuers.

Brazil rocky road

Brazil's capital markets travel a rocky road

With flat economic growth depressing businesses and a wide-reaching corruption scandal scaring off capital market investors, how will the next few months pan out for Brazilian corporates and deal-makers? 

Philippe Mathieu

Quantitative easing helps Statoil break Scandinavian records

An innovative four-tranche bond for Norway's oil company Statoil set the standard for size and pricing thanks to supportive monetary policy conditions, even with lower oil prices.

A global energy shift

A global energy shift: how US shale production is shaping a new world order

US shale production has significantly altered the landscape of the global energy market. Ahead of the Institute of International Finance's annual spring meeting in Qatar, James King looks at how OPEC is responding to this seismic shift.

Malaysias recipe for Islamic finance success

Malaysia's recipe for Islamic finance success

Growth in Malaysia's Islamic finance market is outstripping that in both the country's conventional banking market and the Islamic industry in the rest of the world. James King looks at the factors fuelling its success. 

Latam starts bridging the infrastructure gap

For too long, Latin America has been thwarted by its infrastructure deficit. Finally, the launch of several major projects and myriad small but no less significant ones, suggests that it is doing something about this.

Mark Lewellen

Barclays' DCM team retains focus

Mark Lewellen has been busy making sure Barclays’ debt capital markets team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa retains its focus, despite reorganisation to bring investment-grade and emerging market financing and risk management under one umbrella. 

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Launching the first eurozone sovereign benchmark bond of 2015 with a record low yield confirmed that Belgium has overcome the anxious investor perceptions at the height of the 2011 crisis.

How will ECM follow its stellar 2014

Will corporate spin-offs be a key ECM theme in 2015?

Equity capital markets enjoyed roaring success in 2014, with a glut of initial public offerings in Europe. For the year ahead, bankers expect corporate spin-offs to emerge as a key trend, although political events could produce unwanted volatility. 

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