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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Citi EMEA CEO keeps a close eye on the bigger picture

September 2, 2019

Citigroup’s CEO of EMEA operations talks to The Banker about prioritising client satisfaction, keeping up with digitisation and anticipating future opportunities created by big structural shifts in the global financial system.

Asia leads investment banking fee growth over decade

September 2, 2019

In the past decade, banks in Asia have seen the most aggressive growth in investment banking fees, followed by those in the US. Meanwhile, Europe lags behind, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

July 31, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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Nomura shows SSA strength in Europe

July 31, 2019

Nomura's expertise in the SSA sector saw it play a key role in issuances by Iceland, Italy and Austria, to notable effect. 

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Natixis head of corporate banking prioritises green finance

July 31, 2019

Natixis’s CIB head Marc Vincent talks about the bank’s drive for innovation in sustainable finance.

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Africa's capital markets get fit for the modern age

July 31, 2019

Africa has the world's richest concentration of commodities and natural resources, yet remains its poorest continent. Can it make good on the potential for capital markets to bloom? 

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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