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Europe's new corporate funding landscape

Europe’s new corporate funding landscape

June 3, 2013

The eurozone crisis has led to a surge in corporate bond issuance among European companies as they look to diversify from bank funding. But the relationship between banks and corporate clients has scarcely weakened. In some ways, it might even have strengthened.

James Hartop

A changed role for the classic investment banker at UBS

May 1, 2013

UBS undertook one of the more radical post-crisis changes of strategy in 2012, and its head of European advisory, James Hartop, explains how the new structure enables his team to move beyond pure merger and acquisition work.

Turkey revamps its capital markets

Turkey revamps its capital markets

May 1, 2013

As part of its drive to make the country more attractive to international investors and strengthen its economy, Turkey has kick-started a series of capital markets reforms by bringing its three exchanges under one roof, thus establishing the Borsa Istanbul.

Are African investors getting ahead of themselves?

April 25, 2013

Rwanda's move into the capital markets may not prove to be a wise decision.

Arunma Oteh

SEC chief continues Nigerian capital markets clean-up job

April 2, 2013

In the three years since Arunma Oteh was brought in to head Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission and tasked with rebuilding the country's capital markets, much progress has been made. But she still has plenty to do if she wants to fulfil her bold ambitions.

Change of fortunes: Portugal Telecom raised €750m with its Eurobond issue

Retail investors lead Portugal back to market

April 2, 2013

Portuguese corporates began to re-access bond markets via retail distribution in 2012, paving the way for banks and the sovereign to return to Eurobond markets by early 2013.

Losing streak: the value of the yen (pictured) has fallen sharply since October 2012, but the worst-performing currency in 2013 is sterling

Currency managers put faith in volatility

April 2, 2013

The foreign exchange markets have been tough of late, amid relentlessly declining volatility and persistently low returns. However, a shift in the economic landscape may give managers a chance to shine in the coming year and take advantage of new relationships with the banking community.

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban

Transformation continues for European sovereign-linked issuers

April 2, 2013

The European Central Bank has helped assuage fears of an imminent eurozone breakup, but sovereign, supranational and agency debt management officials must still contend with ratings downgrades and difficult political and fiscal situations in a number of countries. The Banker hears from a range of EU issuers both inside and outside the eurozone.

Ina De, JPMorgan

The long view suits JPMorgan as equity market revives

April 2, 2013

JPMorgan has sought to maintain hard-won expertise even during the near closure of European equity capital markets in late 2011 and early 2012. Its regional co-head of equity capital markets explains how continuity has set it up well to capture a nascent revival of new issues.

African debt markets come of age

March 1, 2013

Eurobond issuance from sub-Saharan Africa is still dwarfed by that from elsewhere in the world. But more and more African sovereigns are tapping the market as investors clamour for exposure to the rapidly growing region, where local bond markets are also developing quickly.

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