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A new regime for equity volatility

Today 09:00 am

Low interest rates and stagnant equity markets have seen an increasing number of equity portfolios using derivatives to boost yield. Michael Marray looks at the changes in this field, as the trading of volatility as an asset class increases in popularity. 

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A brave new world for commodities hedging

Today 09:00 am

Oil prices are recovering, but for producers, consumers and even investors, some of their most difficult decisions are just beginning. Danielle Myles reports.

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FX volatility spurs holistic hedging solutions

Today 09:00 am

As correlations break down and hard currencies stumble, corporates have been forced to reassess their approach to foreign exchange risk. More favourable accounting treatment of options could help them achieve their longer term strategies. Danielle Myles explores why.

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PKN Orlen enjoys Eurobond return

Today 09:00 am

Having issued its first ever Eurobond in 2014, the Polish oil and petrol group was keen to return with a second transaction – but with such volatile markets, timing was essential. Joanne Hart reports.

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Chinese banks join rush to IPO

Today 09:00 am

As bad debt piles up and assets bases grow, Chinese banks are keen to tap equity markets to top up on capital. But why are some doing better than others in the IPO market? Stefania Palma investigates.

London listing crowns Buford Capital's rapid rise

June 1, 2016

Though US-based, the finance company Buford Capital is reaping the benefits of listing in London and sidestepping the problems of its relative newness and lack of credit rating.

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JPMorgan’s Argentina gamble pays off

June 1, 2016

Argentina has a less than stellar reputation when it comes to economic stability, but a significant ruling in a New York courtroom opened the way for a bond issue that defied expectations in both speed and yield. Offering a guiding hand on the deal was JPMorgan.

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2016

June 1, 2016

The Islamic finance industry continues to thrive despite falling oil prices in many of its key markets and regulatory changes that obstruct integration. As the sector matures, The Banker celebrate the industry’s finest in our Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2016.

Deals of the Year 2016

Deals of the Year 2016 – Middle East

May 3, 2016

The Deals of the Year 2016 winners from the Middle East.

Deals of the Year 2016

Deals of the Year 2016 – Africa

May 3, 2016

Just as the global markets show signs of a meaningful post-crisis recovery, major global events set things back again. But against a backdrop of tensions in Russia, a slowdown in China, the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe and the oil price hitting a historic low, a number of companies and banks have managed to churn out stellar deals. The Banker recognises them in 2016’s Deals of the Year awards.

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