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Bolor Munkhsaikhan teaser

Mongolia's flat economy leaves stock exchange in sleep mode

October 3, 2016

As Mongolia's economy slows, the chief executive of its stock market, Bolor Munkhsaikhan, tells Stefania Palma about efforts to deepen local capital markets to help hedge against a volatile currency and to diversify corporate borrowing away from bank loans.

Huntaek Jung teaser

South Korea moves to reinvigorate limp markets

October 3, 2016

South Korea’s sound but stagnant capital markets are failing to attract investors. With the main index in the doldrums, the government is now intervening with revitalisation measures such as the launch of a new over-the-counter market. Michael Imeson reports.

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GDP-linked bonds: from concept to reality?

October 3, 2016

Growth-linked sovereign bonds sound desirable in theory but have long been considered impossible in practice. Now a small group of investors, lawyers and trade bodies is working hard to turn the idea into reality. Danielle Myles reports.

Euro flag Big Ben teaser

Parties square up in the battle for euro clearing domination

September 1, 2016

Clearing has become an early battleground in the UK's – and therefore London's – exit from the EU, but political posturing has been followed by calls for calm. Over the long term, however, nothing is being ruled out. Danielle Myles reports.


Chinese A1 filings: a risky business

August 1, 2016

Acting as a sponsor for Chinese companies listing in Hong Kong has become a high-stakes game. Danielle Myles looks at the obstacles along the road, and how to get mainland listing applicants over the line.

Credit Suisse team of the month

Credit Suisse takes out extra insurance

August 1, 2016

Having been a pioneer in new forms of bank capital, Credit Suisse is aiming to be similarly innovative in insurance. US experience and the demands of the Swiss markets regulator made it match-fit for a recent $800m deal, writes Edward Russell-Walling. 

Asia's capital markets union struggle

Asia struggles to pick a path to capital markets integration

August 1, 2016

Asia has been working on a capital markets union for almost two decades. Why is this process challenging? And is it fair to draw parallels between the Asian and European experience? Stefania Palma reports.

Marc El Asmar

A new regime for equity volatility

July 1, 2016

Low interest rates and stagnant equity markets have seen an increasing number of equity portfolios using derivatives to boost yield. Michael Marray looks at the changes in this field, as the trading of volatility as an asset class increases in popularity. 

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Chinese banks join rush to IPO

July 1, 2016

As bad debt piles up and assets bases grow, Chinese banks are keen to tap equity markets to top up on capital. But why are some doing better than others in the IPO market? Stefania Palma investigates.

JPMorgan team of the month

JPMorgan’s Argentina gamble pays off

June 1, 2016

Argentina has a less than stellar reputation when it comes to economic stability, but a significant ruling in a New York courtroom opened the way for a bond issue that defied expectations in both speed and yield. Offering a guiding hand on the deal was JPMorgan.

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