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Deutsche backs risk premia as a hedge fund alternative

December 1, 2017

Some investors are turning to alternative risk premia, citing it as a cheaper hedge fund substitute with the added appeal of better transparency. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Deutsche Bank, which has strong claims on being the market leader in this field.

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Is optimism for 2018 justified?

December 1, 2017

Shock election outcomes, concerns about global protectionism and the consequences of the Brexit vote led to a general air of pessimism going into 2017, yet the markets remain sanguine in the face of myriad risks, even into 2018. Is this optimism well placed – or just complacency? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Citi strikes gold for Sibanye

November 1, 2017

Citi's all-encompassing role in Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining helped the South African company overcome numerous hurdles in a deal complicated by the country's political uncertainties, among other factors. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Credit Suisse drives home advantage as IPOs return

October 2, 2017

After a dearth of initial public offerings in 2016, investor appetite is beginning to recover. Credit Suisse can attest to the market’s resurgence, having led several top European deals, including Société Générale’s flotation of its ALD car lease business. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group makes its Africa move

September 1, 2017

Following Japan's 2016 decision to invest $30bn in African infrastructure and health systems, the country's biggest lender, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has been quick to make its move into the continent. In establishing partnerships with various African development finance institutions, it sees an opportunity to generate business as well as bring two of its key arms closer together. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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How White & Case is helping the Middle East to tap capital markets

August 1, 2017

Regulatory changes affecting the lending abilities of international banks, a reduction in government deposits, and still-low oil prices have seen many in the Middle East turn to the capital markets to raise funds. This plays into the hands of law firm White & Case, which has a long-standing presence in the region, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Pakistan central bank chief looks to maintain rupee strength

July 3, 2017

Riaz Riazuddin, Pakistan’s acting central bank chief, tells Edward Russell-Walling how it will target inflation and why he disagrees with the IMF suggestion that the country’s strong currency should be allowed to weaken in the face of a deficit.

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Retrieving Pakistan's lost emerging market status

July 3, 2017

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, Pakistan Stock Exchange former managing director Nadeem Naqvi was recruited to steer a course via consolidation and regulation of the regional exchanges, and regain emerging market status for the PSE and oversee its listing. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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Pakistan banks branch out to fight drop in profits

July 3, 2017

While relatively healthy, Pakistan’s banks are looking for ways to diversify in a bid to boost profits. These include digital branches, non-branch banking and more innovative lending, reports Edward Russell-Walling.

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Can Pakistan hold its nerve and sustain economic growth?

July 3, 2017

Pakistan’s GDP growth is up, its budget deficit is down and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor promises to bring with it major investment. But observers are warning against government complacency as its privatisation programme stalls and power debts remain unpaid. 

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