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Are we facing a classic emerging markets crisis?

May 15, 2018

Argentina is in trouble. Investors have become more sophisticated but contagion cannot be ruled out, writes Brian Caplen.

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Can banks make money from platforms?

May 8, 2018

The traditional banking model is under threat and a new one is emerging. But, asks Brian Caplen, can it be profitable?

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Middle East

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from the Middle East.

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Waiting for CMU? Why not Schuldschein?

May 1, 2018

While politics continues to inhibit progress towards Capital Markets Union, the European private placement market can expect to find itself in the spotlight, writes Brian Caplen.

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Credit chief continues Credit Suisse revamp

May 1, 2018

Credit Suisse head of credit David Miller tells Danielle Myles why the bond bull market still has room to run, and how the Swiss bank is boosting its investment-grade platform.

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Northern Trust’s chief architect dreams in DevOps

May 1, 2018

Managing innovation in a 129-year-old financial institution is not an easy job. Northern Trust’s director of architecture and innovation and chief architect, Len Hardy, talks to Joy Macknight about transforming legacy applications, processes and people. 

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Standard Bank benefits from Africa’s purple patch

May 1, 2018

With African economies enjoying a period of stability and growth, Standard Bank has found its DCM expertise in demand from local businesses, such as Helios Towers Africa as it launched its first international bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Gecina eases debt after Eurosic acquisition

May 1, 2018

Real estate company Gecina saw its focus on central Paris pay off in 2017, with buoyant demand driving the acquisition of rival office space owner Eurosic. Since then, Gecina has been busy cutting the cost of its debt as part of a long-term strategy, as David Wigan reports.

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Padoan reflects on negotiating Italy's slow financial recovery

May 1, 2018

As Italy faces yet another change of government, outgoing finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan is optimistic that the country is resilient enough to sustain growth and increase productivity in the coming years. He talked to Silvia Pavoni at the G20 meeting in Argentina. 

Basel risk limits will not curb rogue traders

May 1, 2018

The Basel Accords oblige banks to use two methods to measure and limit risk – value at risk and expected shortfall – but research shows these are insufficient to curtail the behaviour of rogue traders. Damiano Brigo and John Armstrong suggest a different approach. 

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