Latest articles from Edward Russell Walling

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New president, new hope for Lebanon

June 1, 2017

The long-awaited election of a new president in Lebanon has been welcomed both at home and abroad. However, the political process in the country is still moving at a snail's pace, and issues such as the influx of Syrian refugees and an eye-watering debt-to-GDP ratio continue to loom large, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Are Lebanon’s Salamé days coming to an end?

June 1, 2017

Long-serving governor Riad Salamé is coming to the end of his fourth term at the helm of the Banque du Liban, Lebanon's central bank. Speculation is rife about whether he will be replaced but, as he tells Edward Russell-Walling, the decision is out of his hands.

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Barclays leads chemicals M&A renaissance

May 2, 2017

In a busy chemicals M&A arena, Barclays' EMEA team has been making waves. Edward Russell-Walling looks at its work on the acquisition of the US's Airgas by France's Air Liquide, as well as compatriot Total's sale of Atotech.

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Citi shows appetite for Egypt remains healthy

April 3, 2017

Political unrest, high public debt and a drop in tourism have hit Egypt’s fortunes in recent years. But as a successful $4bn debt-raising deal has shown, investor appetite is recovering. Edward Russell-Walling spoke to the team from joint lead manager Citi.

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SGCIB looks to fill the covered bonds gap

March 1, 2017

No one in the covered bonds market had a busier start to 2017 than Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, seen as a leading liquidity provider. And while others are pulling out of the sector, SGCIB perceives this as a chance to increase its share of the market, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Panda bonds pay off for Standard Chartered

February 1, 2017

Standard Chartered has cemented its place as one of the leading foreign banks in China's onshore bond market through a series of pioneering panda bonds in recent years. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Huge Saudi issue rounds off record year for JPMorgan

January 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.

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Deutsche Bank shows the way for P2P loans

December 1, 2016

Peer-to-peer online platforms are assuming greater importance in securitising loans, and Deutsche Bank’s asset-backed security experts have been quick to see their potential in Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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2017: a journey into the unknown

December 1, 2016

The biggest shocks of 2016 were political rather than financial, and politics will continue to keep financial markets on their toes in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal stimulus. The long-term effect of a Trump presidency, however, is anyone’s guess, writes Edward Russell-Walling.

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Barclays deal proves popularity of ‘peripheral’ Spain

November 1, 2016

Spain’s structural reforms are paying off, with bonds from the non-core EU country – led by the Madrid region – attracting buyers from around Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Barclays' involvement in the deals.

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