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Europe’s sovereign-linked issuers adapt to the new normal

March 1, 2012

The eurozone sovereign debt crisis has not just affected national treasuries, but also European supranationals and government-related entities. Philip Alexander hears from a range of larger and smaller borrowers across the eurozone and beyond.

Will aircraft pfandbriefe take international flight?

February 1, 2012

The creation of a new class of pfandbrief backed by aircraft loan collateral is set to take off in 2012, and given the reliability of this type of covered bond, this could arouse particular interest from outside its domestic German market.


Remaking the eurozone

January 3, 2012

Keeping Greece in and allowing massive European Central Bank intervention are the best ingredients for saving the eurozone. But the case for common eurozone bonds is less clear.


Germany returns to structured products centre stage

May 4, 2011

The German structured products market is growing steadily again and providers are involved in an intense battle for market share.

Commerzbank's bold move is a blueprint for other German banks

March 23, 2011

Commerzbank’s bold liability management exercise – the first to address Basel III at both ends of the capital structure – shows that banks need not wait for national and European regulators to finalise minimum capital requirements. It also serves as a possible blueprint for Germany’s other banks to strengthen their capital base.

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E.ON sets new precedent for German buybacks

March 17, 2011

E.ON's recent liability management exercise shows that German companies can indeed successfully tender for outstanding debt, and may encourage others to follow. 

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German banks feeling the strain

December 23, 2010

Rescue packages and a rebounding economy have stabilised the German banking system. But it remains vulnerable to weak profitability, low-quality capital and exposure to cyclical industries abroad. Moreover, some believe that even the crisis has failed to force structural change. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Frankfurt: Regulatory centre of excellence

August 30, 2010

Already home to many of the main European regulatory bodies, Frankfurt's financial centre offers the experience and stability to play a key role in helping Europe shape the future of its financial sector, says Dr Lutz Raettig.

Deutsche Bank's corporate finance business comes of age

July 28, 2010

Deutsche Bank's co-head of global client coverage and chairman of the corporate finance executive committee explains how the bank's performance during the crisis has opened new doors for it both in Europe and the crucial US market. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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Landesbanken under pressure to restructure

July 6, 2010

The German Landesbanken were hit hard by the financial crisis, and bailouts at both state and federal level have allowed the national government and the EU to increase the pressure for both restructuring and reform. Writer Michael Marray

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