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Demystifying the new layer of debt

March 1, 2017

The latest round of EU reforms has made bank capital structures even more convoluted. Danielle Myles unravels the new style of debt instruments that are set to grow into a €200bn-plus market.

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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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China pulls into lead for green investment

February 1, 2017

China is pulling ahead of Europe when it comes to investing in green projects, while president Donald Trump's scepticism towards climate change is risking the US's status in the field, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Stefania Palma.

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Green bond blossoms for Bank of China

January 2, 2017

The success of Bank of China's green covered bond issue on the London Stock Exchange has given the bank confidence to follow its commitment to support green industries and build up its strength in this asset class, as Joanne Hart reports. 

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Pacific Islands build resilience to boost sustainable tourism

January 1, 2017

Far-flung from each other as well as their regional neighbours, the Pacific Islands have been hammered by cyclones and threatened by climate change. But their determination to face down challenges and boost tourism in a sustainable way is indomitable, writes Brian Caplen.

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The great global energy 'trilemma'

January 1, 2017

How to find cheap, sustainable and non-polluting forms of energy is an ongoing challenge for global leaders, who have also to contend with climate change, decarbonisation and political insularity. James King looks at what the future holds within the market.

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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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