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After meltdown comes an ice age

December 1, 2008

It’s cold out there in the markets and in the freezing conditions, merger and acquisition activity has slowed to a virtual standstill. But the market is not entirely dead, and if necessity is the mother of invention, it can also be the mother of the M&A deal. Writer Joanne Hart.

Getting the house in order

November 3, 2008

While the current market turmoil has slowed lending volumes, the industry is still going ahead with tackling the processing inefficiencies of the secondary loan market. Writer Frances Maguire.

Barclays’ calculated risk

November 3, 2008

Barclays’ acquisition of Lehman’s US operations, while being a risky move, could be one of the most profitable gambles to come out of the credit crisis if the bank can conquer the American market. Writer Geraldine Lambe.

View from the top

November 3, 2008

David Hodgkinson, group chief operating officer at HSBC, talks about the credit crisis, and how the banking industry is likely to change going forward.

We’re all bankers now

November 3, 2008

Western governments have been forced to take massive stakes in the world’s biggest banks in order to shore up their capital bases. When the dust settles, what will be the implications of a part government-owned financial sector? Writer Charlie Corbett.

Which way now?

November 3, 2008

As the investment banking sector emerges wounded from the credit crunch, will the sector ever be the same? As Wall Street weakens, will the power shift elsewhere, and what are the chances of the banking behemoth rising again? Geraldine Lambe reports.

Harald Benink

October 6, 2008

With prompt corrective action procedures in place, banks would be made to recapitalise themselves at a far earlier stage.

The Banking Crisis: Thinking the unthinkable

October 6, 2008

Bad times call for grand schemes, and bankers, advisers and economists are scraping around for fixes and explanations including forced mergers and the axing of the Basel capital regime. Writer Nick Kochan.

Legal gold

September 1, 2008

The US still looks like the preferred jurisdiction for those claiming damages over subprime-related losses, but the growth of litigation funding could create new opportunities in Europe. Writer Philip Alexander.

Hybrid capital under scrutiny

August 4, 2008

A wave of equity issuance and market distaste for complexity suggest that hybrids might be falling out of fashion as a source of bank capital in Europe. But Philip Alexander finds that any decline is likely to be temporary.

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