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US dominates Q1 2019 M&A activity

May 1, 2019

Globally, M&A activity is down on the first quarter of 2018, though it is business as usual in the US.

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Morgan Stanley M&A head focuses on activism and Japan

April 1, 2019

Morgan Stanley's head of Americas M&A tells Kat Van Hoof how the bank has turned its eye on merger hotspots, Japan and activism to capture opportunities.

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Belgium's bond double-dip pays off

April 1, 2019

While Belgium's economy is thriving, supporting its complex regional make-up has driven up debt levels. To this end, the country's debt agency recently launched two long bonds.

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Afghanistan’s banking sector strives for stability

April 1, 2019

Afghanistan's banks face security issues, corruption problems and political instability. Can they rise to the challenge of rebuilding in such an environment? 

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Afghanistan’s central banker counts on bright future

April 1, 2019

Despite the many challenges Afghanistan faces, Khalil Sediq, the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, is optimistic about the future of the country’s economy. 

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The greatest debt workout on earth

April 1, 2019

A sharp drop in credit markets in late 2018 made many wonder whether the fat years are coming at an end. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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HSBC capitalises on hybrid instrument resurgence

April 1, 2019

Capital securities issuance declined in 2018 as investors sought refuge in safer instruments. But the turn of the year has seen a revival in appetite, and the team at HSBC has been one of the leading bookrunners.

IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Barclays brings home a rare Israel opportunity

March 1, 2019

In early 2019, the state of Israel conducted its largest ever international deal. Joint lead manager Barclays utilised its long-standing history in the country to help make the deal a success.

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UBS EMEA investment bank head surveys a changing environment

March 1, 2019

UBS’s head of investment banking and capital markets for EMEA talks to Kat Van Hoof about ramping up investment beyond the bank’s traditional strongholds.

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