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Philip Morris breaks a Eurobond record

July 2, 2012

Even with good ratings and a global brand, US tobacco company Philip Morris was taking a risk issuing in the unpredictable Euromarket. It paid off, however, when the company recorded the lowest coupon for a corporate deal.

Can US equity On-Ramp get investors on board?

July 2, 2012

The US JOBS Act is intended to boost access to public equity markets for emerging growth companies. But it has yet to win the trust of investors.

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Will the renminbi fill the euro gap?

July 2, 2012

With the future of the euro being called into question and many developed economies struggling to grow, transaction banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the internationalisation of the renminbi.

Collateral becomes a competitive edge

July 2, 2012

Derivatives collateral management used to be a purely operational matter, but post-crisis regulation and sovereign downgrades have made it into a strategic priority for every bank.

US banks continue to dominate North American ranking

July 1, 2012

While the charge of the Chinese banks grabs the headlines, the big names from the US still lead The Banker's Top 1000 ranking as well as dominating the North American list.

Trading incomes drop heavily at world’s biggest banks

July 1, 2012

Many of the world's largest banks have seen their trading income fall in 2011, with only two – Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan – avoiding this fate.

Money laundering: a global solution to a global problem?

May 28, 2012

As money-laundering is a cross-border problem, banks and regulators need to take a global approach to control the risks effectively.

Ethanol shakes up the energy mix

May 28, 2012

With oil prices rising ever higher, interest in ethanol as a green fuel is growing, with the world's largest economies – Brazil, China and the US – already involved in production.

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Barclays looks to make the most of debt dominance

May 1, 2012

Barclays built a multi-asset execution platform out of the Lehman acquisition, and the debt specialist in the bank’s two-man management team for global finance in the EMEA region is relishing the opportunity to deploy that platform if merger and acquisition activity picks up.

Missed opportunity at the World Bank

April 23, 2012

The appointment of a US academic to head the world Bank instead of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala shows how out of touch the institution is.

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