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Former bail-out chief helps steer Cyprus back to health

Former Cyprus bail-out chief helps steer sovereign back to capital markets

June 1, 2015

The timely passage of a bill to strengthen the local insolvency law helped convince both the International Monetary Fund and sovereign bond investors that the Cyprus credit story should not be bracketed with that of Greece.

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

April 30, 2015

A bidding war between Chinese and Italian entrepreneurs for France's iconic Club Med holiday resort operator provided a test of nerves for the bankers, and even led to a change in French law.

Deutsche helps US corporates cross the Atlantic

Deutsche helps American corporates cross the Atlantic

April 1, 2015

Improved all-in pricing and the need for euro liabilities to match business profiles are bringing US corporates to Europe, a move that is proving lucrative for Deutsche Bank.

Barclays rushes through the new year sales

Barclays rushes through the new year sales

March 2, 2015

The sovereign, supranational and agencies team at Barclays worked on eight out of 19 deals worldwide in the first working week of 2015, generating repeat business from a number of issuers.

Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps

Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps

February 2, 2015

The investment arm of the world's largest insurer, Allianz, is stepping up its efforts to arrange infrastructure financing deals in the UK for distribution to itself and other institutional investors.

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

January 5, 2015

Vietnam’s third trip to the international bond markets in a decade became one of the most oversubscribed Asian bond offerings ever.

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DC helps Gorkana find its target audience

December 1, 2014

Daiwa's European mergers and acquisitions arm, DC Advisory, enabled the private equity owners of media and PR monitoring service Gorkana to find the ideal industry buyer.

Has Islamic banking finally cracked Pakistan?

November 3, 2014

After a false start, Islamic banking has become the fastest growing segment of the Pakistani banking industry, with the full support of the government. Apart from the ever-present challenge of liquidity management, most local Islamic bankers agree that their most important task now is to build awareness in the country.

Investors flock to hybrid securities

Investors flock to hybrid securities

November 3, 2014

Investors hungry for higher yields have embraced hybrid securities, with hybrid issuance for both corporate and financial instruments increasing sharply in the past two years, despite the risks. 

HSBC to the rescue

HSBC to the rescue: the revival of the CoCo

November 3, 2014

The stagnant additional Tier 1 capital market needed a shot in the arm after a string of disappointing issues in 2014. Enter HSBC and its inaugural AT1 issue.

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