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Deutsche helps US corporates cross the Atlantic

Deutsche helps American corporates cross the Atlantic

April 1, 2015

Improved all-in pricing and the need for euro liabilities to match business profiles are bringing US corporates to Europe, a move that is proving lucrative for Deutsche Bank.

James Garvey

Lloyds capital markets chief prepares for market uncertainty

April 1, 2015

With a general election just weeks away in the UK, Lloyds Banking Group’s James Garvey is preparing for an uncertain period in the country's capital markets. With Greece’s membership of the eurozone still in doubt, other political realities could derail issuance in 2015, while the bank itself is focusing upon reducing balance sheet risk. 

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

April 1, 2015

With an improved credit rating and strong demand for high-yield bonds, the time was right for Anglo-Indian car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to drive through a tender offer to replace expensive debt.

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

March 3, 2015

An end to the zero-risk view of sovereign debt could hit bank balance sheets and the borrowing costs of more indebted countries.

Latin America's infrastructure renaissance?

March 2, 2015

Latin America's infrastructure gap is wide and deep, but a new wave of crucial projects are finally starting to fill the void. The Banker takes a look at some high-impact developments that look set to help the region's trade, energy and urbanisation needs.

Barclays rushes through the new year sales

Barclays rushes through the new year sales

March 2, 2015

The sovereign, supranational and agencies team at Barclays worked on eight out of 19 deals worldwide in the first working week of 2015, generating repeat business from a number of issuers.

Brazil rocky road

Brazil's capital markets travel a rocky road

March 2, 2015

With flat economic growth depressing businesses and a wide-reaching corruption scandal scaring off capital market investors, how will the next few months pan out for Brazilian corporates and deal-makers? 

Philippe Mathieu

Quantitative easing helps Statoil break Scandinavian records

March 2, 2015

An innovative four-tranche bond for Norway's oil company Statoil set the standard for size and pricing thanks to supportive monetary policy conditions, even with lower oil prices.

A global energy shift

A global energy shift: how US shale production is shaping a new world order

March 1, 2015

US shale production has significantly altered the landscape of the global energy market. Ahead of the Institute of International Finance's annual spring meeting in Qatar, James King looks at how OPEC is responding to this seismic shift.

Malaysias recipe for Islamic finance success

Malaysia's recipe for Islamic finance success

March 1, 2015

Growth in Malaysia's Islamic finance market is outstripping that in both the country's conventional banking market and the Islamic industry in the rest of the world. James King looks at the factors fuelling its success. 

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