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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

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.


South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

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.


Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 


Merck’s three-stage launch takes off

Merck’s acquisition of fellow pharmaceuticals group Sigma-Aldrich required a great deal of forward planning and the nerve to be the first transaction after the summer break without a roadshow.

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EU goes it alone on securitisation

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.


UBS stays active as Greek crisis hampers European debt market activity

The renewal of the Greek crisis at the end of the second quarter of 2015 had many in the debt capital markets ducking for cover, but UBS stayed active and pushed through a number of large, innovative deals. 


KFW opens up UK green bonds market

German bank KfW's transparency and impact-measurement programme when it comes to green bonds have set it apart in the euro, US dollar and Australian dollar markets. Given this success, it extended its remit to the quieter sterling market in July, with impressive results.


HSBC sustainable finance chief leads efforts to expand ethical investment market

The global head of public sector and sustainable financing at HSBC, Ulrik Ross, has helped to oversee the recently launched appendix to the Green Bonds Principles. He speaks to Michael Watt about the impact of this development and the health of the GSS bonds market in general.


Prevention or prosecution – what now for the FCA?

Under Martin Wheatley, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has earned a reputation as a strict taskmaster, ready to deal out significant fines for misbehaviour in the City of London. But with Mr Wheatley departing, what changes should be on the menu for the regulator?

Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raises capital in a hurry

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena found itself in a tight spot when forced to issue extra capital after poor stress test results, but a strenuous roadshow and a heavy discount for existing shareholders saw the lender's hard work pay off.

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