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Less risk, more reward

April 7, 2008

Foreign investors’ confidence in Nigeria is improving as governmental efforts to tackle corruption and bribery start to yield positive results. By Nick Kochan.

Cashing in

April 7, 2008

Political stability, economic growth, foreign investment, oil wealth, a growing middle class; there are many reasons why Nigeria’s banks have amassed large capital bases. As Charlie Corbett reports, the dilemma now is how to use it.

Growth levels off

April 7, 2008

Saudi banks performed less well last year than in 2006 and bankers are adjusting to the lower, more sustainable growth levels, but they have every reason to remain bullish, writes Stephen Timewell.

Non-stop wealth

April 7, 2008

A boom in non-oil wealth looks set to accompany the continuing oil boom as huge projects get under way and economic reform continues, writes Stephen Timewell.

Battered but still buoyant

April 7, 2008

Despite the subprime crisis affecting many areas of Brazil’s capital markets, commodity prices continue to boom, foreign investment remains strong and an investment grade rating is imminent, says Brian Caplen.

Funds waiting for willing issuers

April 7, 2008

Behind the alarming headlines about bank bail-outs in the state sector, leading players in Germany’s capital markets are quietly making headway, reports Philip Alexander.

Dresdner keeps strategic focus

April 7, 2008

Despite its write-downs last year and Allianz splitting Dresdner Kleinwort off from rest of the group, Dresdner Bank’s senior executives still see opportunities to progress on the international stage. Philip Alexander reports.

Splitting headache

April 7, 2008

Following market swings during the crisis, traditional covered bond issuers have called for the market to be split in two to recognise that these bonds have performed better. Michael Marray looks at the problem.

Getting selective

April 7, 2008

The fortunes of the covered bond market varied wildly from country to country during the subprime crisis, leaving investors facing tougher choices on where to put their money, says Michael Marray.

Volatility puts counterparty exposure under the spotlight

April 7, 2008

The dramatic market downturn has led to worries about counterparty credit risk. In the over-the-counter credit derivatives market, where bilateral deals are struck directly between trade counterparts, credit risk quality is paramount. Natasha de Terán reports on how the market is coping.

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