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Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

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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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Société Générale chairman lays out streamlined strategy

July 2, 2019

Société Générale recently announced a restructuring plan. Chairman Lorenzo Bini Smaghi discusses this and other matters affecting the bank.

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Colombia looks to get infrastructure projects back on track

July 2, 2019

Jolted by the Odebrecht scandal, investment into Colombia all but dried up after 2016. Now, however, the country is looking to bounce back.

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Network International £1bn IPO sets pulses racing

July 2, 2019

Dubai-based Network International piqued investor interest in April when it floated on the London Stock Exchange in Europe's biggest IPO listing. David Wigan reports.

Disruption is a yawn – but don't ignore it

July 2, 2019

Disruption may be a term both overused and under-delivered on, but ignore it at your peril. 

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AT1: when a bank’s word is not its bond

June 3, 2019

The AT1 asset class became a darling of fixed-income investors, but a controversial move by Santander has left questions over whether the instrument is doing its job. 

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Crédit Agricole’s ‘non-capitalist’ model reaps AT1 reward

June 3, 2019

Crédit Agricole leveraged its unusual model to launch a dollar-denominated perpetual worth €4.75bn. 

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BAML corporate bank head champions global integration

June 3, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s corporate banking head tells The Banker about the evolution of its globally integrated service approach and focus on bespoke solutions for clients.

A new age begins for Islamic finance

June 3, 2019

Ethical considerations will be the hallmark of the next stage of sharia-compliant finance.

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