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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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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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Acquisition hungry Takeaway.com cooks up a debt and equity storm

March 1, 2019

Netherlands-based Takeaway.com has been on an acquisition spree around Europe. The Banker looks at its use of the debt and equity markets to finance this activity.

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Status report: MiFID II, one year in

March 1, 2019

One year since MiFID II came into force, it has become clearer where some of the chips will fall. Meanwhile, the market has its hands full with some of the short-term fallout, as Kat Van Hoof describes.

Japan’s banks set sights abroad

February 21, 2019

Facing a sluggish economy, Japanese banks are looking overseas in their quest for growth, and their south-east Asian neighbours in particular have seen an influx of investment. 

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BNP Paribas makes PIL easy to swallow for Thames Water

February 1, 2019

UK utility company Thames Water chose BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking to steer its positive incentive loan, the first such loan awarded to a UK business. By Edward Russell-Walling

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