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Investment banking revenues continue to fall

October 1, 2019

The headwinds facing the world’s largest investment banks have taken their toll on revenues, productivity, operating margins and headcount. 

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SocGen makes SDG history with Enel

October 1, 2019

When Italian utility company Enel sought to issue the first corporate bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it turned to Société Générale.

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Can Asia achieve its green finance aspirations?

October 1, 2019

Interest in green financing is picking up in Asia. Even so, there is plenty of work to be done if the region is to fulfil its ambitions in the sector. 

Rabobank’s record AT1 sets new benchmark

October 1, 2019

The successful AT1 deal by Rabobank proved that its recent strategy of focusing on efficiency and digitisation was the right call, as David Wigan reports.

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What does it mean when we say 'green'?

September 27, 2019

Definitions around what makes a product truly ‘green’ are still vague, so the European Commission technical expert group on sustainable finance has taken on the task of compiling a green taxonomy, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Why green bonds are hitting red lights

September 2, 2019

Africa’s first ever corporate green bond has fuelled hopes of a new opportunity in emerging markets. But there are many hurdles to overcome.

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Citi proves there is life left in M&A mega-deals

September 2, 2019

The death of global M&A activity is very much exaggerated, say Mark Shafir and Cary Kochman of Citi, which has advised on four of 2019's mega-deals.

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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Citi EMEA CEO keeps a close eye on the bigger picture

September 2, 2019

Citigroup’s CEO of EMEA operations talks to The Banker about prioritising client satisfaction, keeping up with digitisation and anticipating future opportunities created by big structural shifts in the global financial system.

Asia leads investment banking fee growth over decade

September 2, 2019

In the past decade, banks in Asia have seen the most aggressive growth in investment banking fees, followed by those in the US. Meanwhile, Europe lags behind, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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