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Juan Pablo Cordoba

Colombia stock exchange chief looks to make up capital market ground

July 1, 2015

The head of Colombia's stock exchange, Juan Pablo Cordoba, discusses the need for further capital market integration in the Andean region, and tells Silvia Pavoni how deepening its capital markets ties in with the country's wider economic plan. 

Germany takes bold step into inflation market

July 1, 2015

The German government chose a period of heightened eurozone bond volatility to issue its first 30-year inflation-linked bund, but exceeded expectations in what was an unfamiliar market.

Oxford college learns new tricks

Oxford college breaks new ground with bond issuance

June 1, 2015

University College, one of oldest colleges at Oxford University, has taken advantage of the near-zero rate environment to issue the lowest-yielding university bond ever recorded.

Former bail-out chief helps steer Cyprus back to health

Former Cyprus bail-out chief helps steer sovereign back to capital markets

June 1, 2015

The timely passage of a bill to strengthen the local insolvency law helped convince both the International Monetary Fund and sovereign bond investors that the Cyprus credit story should not be bracketed with that of Greece.

Islamic bank of the year awards 2015

Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2015

June 1, 2015

The Islamic finance success story shows no signs of abating, with banks in this field continuing to thrive in spite of continuing global economic pressures and social and political unrest in many of its strongholds. We celebrate the industry’s finest in our Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2015. 

Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

May 26, 2015

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

Deals of the Year 2015

Deals of the Year 2015

May 5, 2015

In what is mostly still a volatile, unpredictable marketplace, an impressive number of landmark deals have been carried out by banks all over the world in the past 12 months. Here, The Banker recognises the best of them.

Olivier Perquel

New-look Natixis plans to do more with less

April 30, 2015

Olivier Perquel, the head of financing and global markets at Natixis corporate and investment banking, explains how the revived bank will grow in a shrinking world.

Niale Kaba

Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

April 30, 2015

A loyal investor base welcomed the long-dated bond with three equal maturities that helped smooth the Côte d’Ivoire sovereign's refinancing profile.

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

April 30, 2015

A bidding war between Chinese and Italian entrepreneurs for France's iconic Club Med holiday resort operator provided a test of nerves for the bankers, and even led to a change in French law.

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