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China tackles local governments' financial woes

February 1, 2016

Huge debts and questionable investments have driven many Chinese local governments to the brink. Now regulators have stepped in with a package of reforms. Stefania Palma asks how effective the new measures will be after decades of poor supervision.

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Daimler steers clear of volatility with early issuance

February 1, 2016

The second half of 2015 was tough for many companies in the automotive sector, but German giant Daimler started 2016 on the front foot with a big euro issuance. Joanne Hart reports. 

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Citi DCM EMEA chief still sees ways of getting business done

February 1, 2016

The economic outlook is uncertain at best, but Citi’s head of DCM and syndicate business for EMEA, Will Weaver, is confident that issuers can successfully hit the market if they get their timing right. Michael Watt reports. 

Benchmark rules stumble at last hurdle

January 25, 2016

A technical flaw in the EU’s rules to prevent financial benchmark manipulation could impose a disproportionate burden on commodity price reporting agencies.

Mizuho takes on the Americas

Mizuho takes on the Americas

January 4, 2016

How is Japanese mega-bank Mizuho growing its investment banking franchise in the Americas? Stefania Palma talks to Mizuho Securities USA's chief executive, John Koudounis, to find out.

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LCH-Clearnet US chief plays the innovation game

January 4, 2016

David Weisbrod, US chief executive of LCH-Clearnet, speaks to Michael Watt about new product launches for 2016, and the dangers posed by over-zealous regulation. 

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Bibby Financial takes the securitisation route to new financing

January 4, 2016

With the cost of bank financing growing, the UK's Bibby Financial Services was left with two choices: become a bank or securitise its debt. It chose the latter, and the results so far have been encouraging.

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Impact investing: the social entrepreneurship revolution

January 4, 2016

The success of an investment is increasingly defined not just by risk and return but also its impact on society. Silvia Pavoni talks to the investors that demand purpose along with profit, and that are bringing about a revolution in the process.

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HSBC breaks new ground with onshore Chinese bond issuance

January 4, 2016

The liberalisation of Chinese capital markets continues apace as HSBC becomes one of the first foreign banks to issue onshore bonds in China. 

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.

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