Latest articles from Edward Russell Walling

HSBC team of the month teaser

HSBC proves there is life after Brexit

October 3, 2016

The UK's EU referendum result may have surprised a lot of people. But far from the doom and gloom that some predicted would follow such a vote, HSBC reports it has been busy as the debt capital markets return to normal. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Barnabas Reynolds

IFCs jockey for post-Brexit spoils

October 3, 2016

London has long been the world’s pre-eminent international finance centre. But is this position under threat due to Brexit and the rise of Asia? Edward Russell-Walling investigates.

Hannam & Partners

Hannam & Partners digs deep with Kenmare deal

September 1, 2016

Faced with a plummeting share price as the commodities slump set in, Kenmare Resources called in some proven experts for a daring $275m restructuring project. Edward Russell-Walling looks at what happened next.

Credit Suisse team of the month

Credit Suisse takes out extra insurance

August 1, 2016

Having been a pioneer in new forms of bank capital, Credit Suisse is aiming to be similarly innovative in insurance. US experience and the demands of the Swiss markets regulator made it match-fit for a recent $800m deal, writes Edward Russell-Walling. 

Zubyr Soomro teaser

Microfinance becomes big business in Pakistan

July 1, 2016

As a country with severe issues of financial exclusion, Pakistan is setting up an institutional framework supporting microfinance institutions. The latest innovation is the launch of the Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company. Edward Russell-Walling maps the sector's development.

Pakistan airlines teaser

Mixed results mire Pakistan's privatisation drive

July 1, 2016

After success stories in bank privatisation, Pakistan is now turning to ailing state firms in the airline, electricity and steel sectors. But large losses, competition and social unrest are making for a bumpy ride. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Pakistan economy teaser

Putting Pakistan’s economy on the map

July 1, 2016

Although Pakistan's economy has not met all government targets, its macro fundamentals are strong and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is generating a lot of optimism. Is this enough to attract more foreign direct investment into the country? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

HBL teaser

Channelling growth in Pakistan's banking sector

July 1, 2016

Pakistan's big five banks have largely enjoyed a prosperous past 12 months. However, as Edward Russell-Walling discovers, lower interest rates, a lack of credit being extended to the private sector and the rise of Islamic finance are causing the banks to reassess their strategies. 

SGCIB team of the month teaser

SGCIB hails green deal for China’s London Taxi Company

July 1, 2016

When China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, owner of LTC, decided to invest £250m in its UK manufacturing capacity for low-emission black cabs, a green bond issue seemed the ideal vehicle. The company chose Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as joint global coordinator for a deal that has tapped into investors’ growing interest. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Lebanon limps onwards

Lebanese economy endures despite Syria civil war

June 1, 2016

Proximity to war-torn Syria is piling on the pressure for Lebanon, which faces plummeting tourist numbers and an influx of refugees. Yet the country's GDP continues to show modest growth, and offshore oil reserves wait to be tapped if the political will can be found. 

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