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Central Bank of Year 2013

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013

January 2, 2013

The Banker's Central Bank Governor of the Year awards celebrates the officials that successfully steered their countries through the economic turbulence of 2012.

Finance minister of the year 2013

Finance Minister of the Year 2013

January 2, 2013

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrates the officials that successfully steered their countries through the economic turbulence of 2012.

Deals of the year 2012

April 27, 2012

The Banker’s Deals of the Year for 2012 celebrate the most impressive transactions in FIG capital raising, M&A, corporate and SSA bonds, infrastructure and project finance, loans, structured finance, equities, restructuring, Islamic finance, and this year a newly added trade finance category. Many deals were undertaken in very difficult market conditions, while banks from emerging markets are noticeably playing a larger role in the top transactions in their countries.

Deals of the Year 2011

May 19, 2011

The Banker’s Deals of the Year for 2011 celebrate the most impressive transactions in FIG capital raising, M&A, corporate bonds, SSA bonds, infrastructure and project finance, loans, structured finance, equities, restructuring and Islamic finance.

Central banks feel the squeeze

March 23, 2011

Central banks are looking for reasons not to hike interest rates. It is a gamble that may not pay off.

Commerzbank's bold move is a blueprint for other German banks

March 23, 2011

Commerzbank’s bold liability management exercise – the first to address Basel III at both ends of the capital structure – shows that banks need not wait for national and European regulators to finalise minimum capital requirements. It also serves as a possible blueprint for Germany’s other banks to strengthen their capital base.

Exchange mergers could damage competition

February 23, 2011

M&A activity throughout the world's exchanges may improve performance, but it could also make them less competitive.

European bank capital moves east

February 15, 2011

Much has been written about the shift in the balance of global financial muscle away from the ailing eurozone and US toward the likes of China and Brazil. But even within the EU itself, the same trends are discernible.

Bonus Cocos will not make a market

February 8, 2011

Contingent capital, of one form or another, continues to be a hot topic in European financial markets.

Bonus moves curb traders' risk appetite and impact hedging

January 28, 2011

As the bankers' bonus season arrives and the world's media ogle the figures, something seems to have gone missing in the debate. One of the recommendations urged by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, backed up with the threat of further intervention if ignored, was to change the way in which bonuses are paid, rather than the size of them.

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