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Ipsos bond debut strengthens acquisition strategy

December 3, 2018

Market researcher Ipsos made its markets debut with a €300m issue, funding the acquisition of a stake in one of its rivals. David Wigan reports.

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Who is footing the UK's infrastructure bill?

December 3, 2018

The UK is undergoing a spell of extensive infrastructure building activity. Peter McGill looks at the funding hurdles these developments are having to overcome.

UK finance needs a principled agenda

November 9, 2018

Efforts must be made to ensure that the UK is the safest and most transparent place to conduct financial services business, writes UK Finance CEO Stephen Jones.

Building mutual trust is crucial to the future of European banking

November 1, 2018

Europe's member states need to trust that both they and the region's banks have the necessary risk reduction in place if the banking union is to succeed, writes Timothy Buenker of the European Banking Federation.

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CIB chief steers Standard Chartered into calmer waters

November 1, 2018

As measures to manage risk and credit quality pay off, Standard Chartered’s CIB chief, Simon Cooper, is in a bullish mood.

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Greek banks eye a return to normality

November 1, 2018

Greece's banks are likely to remain cautious, even as their lending regime normalises. 

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UniCredit leads Italian Schuldschein surge

October 8, 2018

Following Italian tax reforms making it easier to use Schuldschein, UniCredit has led two pioneering deals by corporates wanting to take advantage of the instrument.

After Cambridge Analytica, where next for open banking?

October 1, 2018

In a climate of increasing caution around data sharing, David Gardner of law firm TLT asks how banks can reconcile new initiatives with the need to safeguard customer information.

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SocGen’s global head of DCM celebrates inspiring year

October 1, 2018

Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking’s head of debt capital markets, Demetrio Salorio, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about winning market share and how mergers support the corporate bond market.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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