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A new breed of exchange

May 5, 2008

The recent evolution of the world’s exchanges is a story of dynamic transformation. Until the 1980s, exchanges would, in their essentials, have been recognisable to a merchant who was trading in the 14th century – the time of their inception.

All eyes on Asia

May 5, 2008

Structured products are one of the few business areas on which banks still have a positive outlook – and the Asian side of the market is the busiest of all. Natasha de Terán reports on developments in Asia.

Testing times for rescue packages

May 5, 2008

Borrower-friendly loan terms in 2006/07 will allow embattled companies to postpone debt restructuring despite tough conditions in 2008. But they might be wiser to engage creditors early, says Philip Alexander.

HSBC pulls off €1bn ING debut against unpromising backdrop

May 5, 2008

HSBC’s covered bond team planned its winning strategy for ING’s covered bond issue around confidence building, and gathered interest in a cautious market through shadow bookbuilding. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

The world paper chase

May 5, 2008

Market unrest has helped Asian investors to buy AAA rated paper from Europe at best-ever prices, yet there is growing competition from around the world, reports Michael Marray.

Rich Herman

May 5, 2008

As the credit crunch continues to bite, Rich Herman, global head of institutional clients at Deutsche Bank, tells Geraldine Lambe that banks and clients alike have to morph to fit the new landscape. But the crisis brings with it opportunities as well as challenges.

Booming Banks

May 5, 2008

The popular media would have the world believe that banks are in crisis. A few are, but beyond the headlines lies a different story. Stephen Timewell, Charlie Corbett, John Rumsey, Jules Stewart, Charles Smith and Oliver Balch report on booming banks from around the world.

An easy target in the blame game

May 5, 2008

Instead of asking tough questions about the macroeconomy and shareholder pressure, people are blaming bankers for the credit crisis.

Chasing the main prize

April 7, 2008

Renaissance Capital has investments all over Africa but, as deputy chief executive Andrew Cornthwaite tells Nick Kochan, its focus is firmly on Nigeria.

London calling

April 7, 2008

One strategy that Nigerian banks are following to boost return on capital is setting up shop in London. Nick Kochan explores the challenges they face.

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