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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

August 1, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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Nomura shows SSA strength in Europe

August 1, 2019

Nomura's expertise in the SSA sector saw it play a key role in issuances by Iceland, Italy and Austria, to notable effect. 

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Natixis head of corporate banking prioritises green finance

August 1, 2019

Natixis’s CIB head Marc Vincent talks about the bank’s drive for innovation in sustainable finance.

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The Asian free lunch is over

July 30, 2019

With European banking still in a crisis of low returns and bad assets, it is tempting to think that everything is rosy in Asia. Two recent reports dispel this myth, writes Brian Caplen.

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The future is bright for SMEs

July 23, 2019

Supporting SMEs is a mantra of governments and banks alike. But any new policies will need to take account of changes in the international economy.

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Bank security needs to be two-way

July 16, 2019

If you've scared your customers sufficiently about the dangers of hoax calls don't be surprised if they are not delighted to hear from the sales team, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why Europe's banks will survive the big tech threat

July 9, 2019

The inevitability of the banking industry being overwhelmed by tech companies is far from certain. At present, writes Brian Caplen, the facts suggest banks have greater staying power.

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Will Trump make China’s banks more efficient?

July 2, 2019

Chinese banks dominate The Banker's Top 1000 ranking. But could a more open Chinese market change this?

Agent-based models and the evolution of risk management

July 2, 2019

Richard Bookstaber, chief risk officer at the University of California, explains how analysing human behaviour is essential to managing risk.

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NatWest Markets provides a FIG DCM growth story

July 2, 2019

Since emerging from RBS's investment banking business, NatWest Markets has become a major player in the FIG DCM space in the EMEA region and Canada. 

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