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Can Europe emulate US small-cap sweet spot?

September 3, 2012

While some of the largest initial public offerings have attracted the wrong kind of headlines recently, investors can find value among genuine US growth companies but the UK is struggling to match this success.

Equity bankers waiting to bridge the gap

September 3, 2012

Emergency capital raisings are over, conditions for new listings are still unattractive and equity capital markets divisions are under pressure.

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On the road to self-sufficiency? The US's energy glut

September 3, 2012

Thanks to shale drilling, the US is brimming with cheap gas and has turned itself into one of the world’s fastest-growing oil producers. Most analysts now expect it to be all but energy independent within 15 years, shattering mainstream assumptions from as recently as five years ago. The implications for global energy markets and geopolitics are profound. 

The self-inflicted weight of financial regulation risks crushing New York's star status

August 27, 2012

New York's Department for Financial Services' recent intervention in Standard Chartered's affairs in Iran were intended to show the city's might as a financial centre. However, this action may well have the opposite effect to that which was desired, and play directly into China's hands.

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On the brink: the banks just outside the Top 1000

August 1, 2012

While The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking published every July gives an insightful and unique snapshot of the state of the global banking market, our ranking of those banks featuring just below the ranking gives an excellent indication of the way in which the market is heading, and which countries and regions are on the rise.


New risk regime drives credit derivatives business

August 1, 2012

Blamed for magnifying the effects of the financial crisis, credit derivatives may be given a boost by the post-crisis regulatory changes.

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How do you solve a problem like Libor?

August 1, 2012

Libor has come under huge scrutiny since Barclays was fined for manipulating it. While few bankers believe it can be replaced, even its staunchest supporters say it needs to be reformed. But it is not obvious how. 


Philip Morris breaks a Eurobond record

July 2, 2012

Even with good ratings and a global brand, US tobacco company Philip Morris was taking a risk issuing in the unpredictable Euromarket. It paid off, however, when the company recorded the lowest coupon for a corporate deal.

Can US equity On-Ramp get investors on board?

July 2, 2012

The US JOBS Act is intended to boost access to public equity markets for emerging growth companies. But it has yet to win the trust of investors.


Will the renminbi fill the euro gap?

July 2, 2012

With the future of the euro being called into question and many developed economies struggling to grow, transaction banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the internationalisation of the renminbi.

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