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Stephen Cummings

October 2, 2006

Last year, Wachovia took a significant gamble with its heavy investment in equities and advisory. Now it is beginning to pay off, as its head of corporate and investment banking explains to Kathryn Tully.

False dawn for hybrid market

June 5, 2006

In January, underwriters and issuers were sure innovations in the US FIG hybrid market would prompt a flood of new issues in 2006. Five months on, that flood is a trickle after NAIC classification concerns significantly stalled the infant market, resulting in a stand-off. Kathryn Tully reports.
There are a lot of disgruntled bankers, issuers and investors in the US hybrid bond market right now.

US exchanges knock on China’s open door

May 2, 2006

US exchanges are taking advantage of improving relations with China and clinching significant business deals. Jim Kharouf reports.

Debut deals pave way for US market

April 3, 2006

The US has watched the rapid development of the covered bond market in Europe and elsewhere from afar. Now, with questions hanging over the country’s giant mortgage-backed securities providers and tempted by insatiable investor appetite, US issuers are about to dip their toes in the water. Michael Marray reports.

Final cut (but one) of the USA Patriot Act

March 6, 2006

Foreign correspondent banks will be major losers as a result of further anti-money laundering regulation in the form of Section 312 of the USA Patriot Act, writes Michael Imeson.

US top five are not showing impact of slowdown yet

March 6, 2006

On the surface, the latest annual results for the top five banks in the US seem to continue the trend established in previous years: strong pre-tax profit growth on the back of strong growth in consumer and commercial loans and good deposit growth.

Rating agencies need some pre-emptive ideas

January 2, 2006

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s start 2006 facing charges of running a duopoly – and some tough questioning. Their only hope? To come up with a solution before the US government imposes one.

Will a three-year profit run stretch to four?

January 2, 2006

A fourth consecutive year of economic growth would be remarkable, but a US slowdown could spoil the run.

New Fed chairman needs to act decisively

December 5, 2005

Alan Greenspan may have left his successor a legacy of policy credibility but with it comes an economy that is worse for wear.

Basel II risks failure without the US on board

November 7, 2005

If the US and Europe cannot agree on a common capital adequacy system, the idea of a level playing field will become a vain hope.

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