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Société Générale leads Europe’s debut green convertible issuance

September 9, 2020

When renewable energy company Neoen issued its first convertible bond, Société Générale was its green structuring bank. 

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SIG achieves significant repackaging of its capital structure

September 9, 2020

Swiss group SIG Combibloc leveraged improved credit rating to enable €1.55bn refinancing.

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Is M&A the way out for Europe’s banks?

September 8, 2020

Merger talks between Spain's Bankia and CaixaBank has put European banking consolidation back in contention – but only domestic deals will probably go ahead. 

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Supercomputer underpins Sberbank's tech ambitions

September 7, 2020

Chief technology officer David Rafalovsky outlines how Russian bank is transforming its tech stack and working practices.

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MUFG on finding the right mix in EMEA

September 7, 2020

Japanese group’s network across Asia and Americas is key selling point, says EMEA global markets chief.

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Islamic banking ripe for ESG rebrand

September 4, 2020

Noripah Kamso, former chairwoman of Bank Rakyat, explains to Kimberley Long how Islamic finance could become mainstream if it prioritises its environmental and social credentials. 

Reinventing Sibos for the digital era

September 2, 2020

The Sibos 2020 conference will be both virtual and free of charge – two details that reflect an extraordinary year, and the industry’s perennial appetite for information and ideas.

Time for a return to more open markets

September 2, 2020

The direction the EU appears to be taking post-Brexit could throw up opportunities for the UK.

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Why banking needs a social licence

September 1, 2020

Unless the financial industry’s goals are aligned with those of the wider community, its future health is uncertain.

What legacy will Covid-19 leave for UK businesses and banks?

August 28, 2020

The UK needs a proactive supervisor and community banks to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic, says Philip Sinel.

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