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Capital markets union – a quick fix to Europe’s growth problems?

January 4, 2016

Strengthening EU equity and venture capital markets is a valuable idea, but its success will still depend on a change in investor attitudes and a reduction of sovereign risks.

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

December 1, 2015

Regulators in Europe and the US are still dealing with a backlog of cross-border problems in the over-the-counter derivatives market. Are these issues resolvable, and what is at stake if they are not? By Michael Watt.

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Banca IMI, the master of Italian risk, seeks global appeal

December 1, 2015

Massimo Mocio says the pull-back of international players from Italy has provided Banca IMI with a stronger domestic base from which to compete.

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

December 1, 2015

Namibia has weathered the emerging markets storm to issue only the second-ever government bond, a deal that Standard Bank helped to arrange after acting as joint-bookrunner on the country's inaugural bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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Barclays bolsters capital as TLAC looms

December 1, 2015

Barclays has gone to the market in search of more capital as the total loss-absorbing capacity standards weigh on the banking industry. 

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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

November 2, 2015

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.

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Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

November 2, 2015

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.

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Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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DIEDC chief looks to drive Islamic economy

November 2, 2015

The Islamic economy – be it the halal industry, tourism, retail, pensions or telecommunications – needs well-regulated, geographically harmonised sharia-complaint finance if it is to realise its full potential, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre CEO Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar tells The Banker.

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South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

October 1, 2015

South Korea’s booming capital markets and robust legislation show that the Asian crisis of 1997 had some beneficial long-term effects, which even neighbouring China’s recent wobbles cannot derail.

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