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Building Asia's capital markets: key strategies for diverse economies

April 3, 2017

South-east Asia’s capital markets vary considerably in size and sophistication – Myanmar is still developing while Singapore is encouraging fintechs and Hong Kong seeking derivatives – and each country’s strategies for financing companies are equally disparate, writes Brian Caplen. This report looks at their development and highlights the region’s major trends.

Malaysia's shot in the arm for Islamic wealth management

April 3, 2017

While Islamic finance is popular within Malaysia, concerns have been voiced about the country's sluggish growth as an international centre. To combat this, regulators in the country are pinning their hopes on sharia-compliant fund and wealth management. Stefania Palma reports.

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Saudi capital markets play prime role in diversifying economy

April 1, 2017

In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 blueprint to diversify the country’s economy away from oil, its capital markets are being liberalised and broadened to include regional and foreign investors. James King reports.

Demystifying the new layer of debt

March 1, 2017

The latest round of EU reforms has made bank capital structures even more convoluted. Danielle Myles unravels the new style of debt instruments that are set to grow into a €200bn-plus market.

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The great bonds-to-equity rotation: myth or reality?

February 1, 2017

Debate is raging about whether fund flows out of bonds and into equities signals a fundamental shift in capital markets. ECM and DCM chiefs at the biggest investment banks say there is no direct trade-off between the two asset classes, but they do expect dealflow to change. 

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Brazil relishes end of IPO dry season

February 1, 2017

Brazil’s confounding equity market can rise even when the economy dives and political scandals break. However, 2016 was so chaotic that initial public offerings struggled to launch. Politics permitting, things are about to change, writes Thierry Ogier.

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Panda bonds: the five hoops

December 1, 2016

China’s domestic bond market is the third largest in the world, yet it is largely untouched by foreign borrowers. Danielle Myles looks at the five hoops that panda bond issuers must jump through to access what is tipped to become Asia’s most important asset class. 

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Argentina’s central depository: a bright capital markets future

November 1, 2016

Alejandro Berney, chief executive of Argentina's central depository Caja de Valores, talks to The Banker about how the country can defy the naysayers and enjoy a bright capital markets future. 

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Banks still have bond market role as e-platforms evolve

November 1, 2016

Data and technology are pushing the boundaries of primary and secondary market infrastructure. Danielle Myles examines how banks have found ways to remain valuable to their clients.

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Postal Savings Bank of China looks to overseas investment with jumbo IPO

November 1, 2016

Postal Savings Bank of China has thrown its doors open to global investors with a jumbo Hong Kong IPO. While the share price has not moved much since the deal closed, the Hong Kong listing offers long-term benefits to the lender, which is eyeing potential business overseas. Stefania Palma reports.

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