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Baird's European chief thinks bigger by looking smaller

March 6, 2020

Baird’s head of European investment banking talks to Marie Kemplay about the keys to success in mid-market M&A.

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ABI brings Italian banks onto the blockchain

March 4, 2020

The head of innovation at the Italian banking association talks about a real-life application of distributed ledger technology to drive efficiency in an interbank reconciliation process.

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Fifty years of growth and inequality

March 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 1000 ranking of global banks is 50 years old in July. Over that period the banking industry has grown exponentially, with large banks becoming ever more dominant, writes Brian Caplen.

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Austria shows good debt improves with maturity

March 2, 2020

Austria has defied market expectations with a century bond issuance that garnered significant investor interest, at rock-bottom rates. 

How long can the Gulf M&A boom last?

February 28, 2020

M&A deals are abundant in the Gulf region, but is this run coming to an end?

Transition bonds deserve the green light

February 28, 2020

Transition bonds – an issuance option for 'brown' companies wanting to clean up their act – are controversial but essential tools in the fight against climate change.

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Venezuela's bleak outlook

February 26, 2020

Venezuela’s ongoing leadership dispute is doing nothing to solve the country's economic woes or stem the outward flood of its impoverished citizens, says Eric Farnsworth of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society.

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What the coronavirus tells us about risk management

February 26, 2020

The normal rules do not apply when confronted by extreme risk such as the coronavirus outbreak, writes the chairman of the European Risk Management Council.

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Will Facebook become a bank?

February 25, 2020

Bankers' greatest fear is that big tech moves into banking. That reality may have just moved closer, writes Brian Caplen.

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IDB president looks back on 15 years in charge

February 24, 2020

The IDB's president talks about the changes he has observed in Latin America over the past decade-and-a-half, and the increasing importance of development finance.

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