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Inflexion takes minority stake for major results

April 19, 2022

Private equity firm Inflexion takes a ‘partnership’ approach to M&A, achieving strong outcomes for itself and portfolio companies.

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Sri Lanka seeks foreign investment support

April 19, 2022

As Sri Lanka’s foreign currency reserves dry up, the country is looking to woo international investors, but will they be tempted?

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Can an IPO make Anghami a Middle East media giant?

April 14, 2022

The music technology company has bold plans for the future, boosted by its recent public listing on Nasdaq. 

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Natixis CIB looks forward with strong foundations for growth

March 29, 2022

Anne-Christine Champion outlines the corporate and investment bank’s plans for diversification and transformation.

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How growth markets enable economic innovation

March 21, 2022

Nasdaq First North has an important role to play in supporting innovative companies, and providing exciting opportunities for investors, providing they understand the risks, explains Adam Kostyál, head of European listings at Nasdaq.

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Jefferies delivers cross-border M&A success

March 18, 2022

The bank has played a leading role in cementing some of the most significant cross-border mergers and acquisitions of the last year. 

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SIX launches digital exchange with its own digital bond

March 14, 2022

The Swiss financial services group has issued the first digital bond in a fully regulated environment.

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The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

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One-day US securities settlement moves another step closer

March 2, 2022

The SEC has added its support to the move from a T+2 to T+1 settlement cycle in 2024. And while T+0 remains on the table, a wholesale move has been deferred for now. 

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Gulf consolidation slows as economic pressures ease

March 1, 2022

Middle Eastern fintechs and neobanks are attracting investment from overseas, as the wave of mega-mergers among the region’s largest lenders grinds to a halt.

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