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Deals of the Year 2018 – Americas

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from the Americas.

Deals of the year logo 2018

Deals of the Year 2018 – Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Asia-Pacific.

Deals of the year logo 2018

Deals of the Year 2018 – Europe

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Europe.

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How private equity is weaning Vietnam off SOEs

April 3, 2018

Private equity funds in Vietnam are proving themselves invaluable as more of the country’s state-owned enterprises are privatised. Peter Janssen reports.

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Fintech takes on the front office

April 3, 2018

Retail banking and payments may have stolen the fintech limelight, but they should not overshadow the achievements of investment banks in enhancing their revenue-generating capabilities. Everyone from equity traders to M&A advisers are realising that tech is not confined to the back office, as Danielle Myles reports.

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Al Rayan unlocks UK sharia-compliant RMBS

April 3, 2018

When the UK’s Al Rayan Bank needed funding to sustain expansion, it was bound by sharia rules on interest. Its innovative solution was a residential mortgage-backed securitisation, which successfully attracted a mixture of investors, as David Wigan reports.

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Iceland bond issue brings it in from the cold

March 1, 2018

As part of its journey back to prosperity after a severe recession, Iceland made a belated return to the international markets with a successful bond issuance. David Wigan reports.

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Complex but rewarding: how 2018 is shaping up for UK banks

March 1, 2018

After a bumper 2017, UK bank treasury departments are forging ahead with their funding and capital strategies. At the front of their minds is the end of the central bank’s liquidity schemes, ring-fencing complications, and the first UK senior non-preferred bond. Danielle Myles reports.

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Is the Gulf's M&A banking boom over?

March 1, 2018

The Banker’s merger and acquisition figures for 2017 show the end of the Gulf’s buying spree and a sharp increase in activity from Africa and the Levant. James King reports.

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Middle East and Africa M&A scene still has cards to play

March 1, 2018

While 2017 was not the banner year for M&A in the Middle East and Africa that 2016 had been, headline-grabbing deals were still being struck, notably FirstRand Limited’s acquisition of Aldermore. James King reports.

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