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SBI continues to blaze its UK trail

January 5, 2015

As his three-year term as State Bank of India's regional head for the UK draws to a close, Mrutyunjay Mahapatra talks to Stefania Palma about SBI's regional expansion, regulatory developments and the importance of emerging markets and their banks to the UK.

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Abbey National rides again

December 1, 2014

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

Sukuk sheds its niche status

November 3, 2014

The growth of 'hard' currency sukuk issuance is pushing the market to the next level, as new issuers and new investors flock to the sharia-compliant finance space to capitalise on the growth prospects of emerging economies in the Gulf and Asia. 

The offshore renminbi bond market's road to sophistication

October 1, 2014

Despite the plunge in the value of the renminbi earlier this year and growing concerns over China's long-term growth, the offshore renminbi bond market shows no signs of slowing down. Issuance volumes continue increasing annually, but most importantly the market is becoming more sophisticated.

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JP Morgan's express recipe for takeaway pizza

October 1, 2014

JP Morgan provided Chinese private equity fund Hony with advice on its first foray into the UK market and a financing package that did not rely on Chinese banks, to become preferred bidder for the Pizza Express restaurant chain.

The leverage ratio could become UK banks' binding constraint

September 29, 2014

UK plans to use the leverage ratio for countercyclical and systemic capital buffers could throw the future of additional Tier 1 securities into doubt.

RBS helps revive sterling bond market

RBS helps revive sterling bond market

September 1, 2014

The UK sterling market has enjoyed a stellar 2014, with RBS playing a leading role in the surge with a series of innovative issuances that have proven popular both within and outside of the UK.

Welcome to the great macroprudential experiment

August 26, 2014

Until a countercyclical buffer has been deployed through an entire cycle, we have no idea how effective it will be. 

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

July 1, 2014

Jersey issued the first bond in its 800-year history to finance a renewal of its housing stock, and seized the opportunity to tell the crown dependency's story.

Investors face fresh interest rate challenge

Investors face fresh interest rate challenge

July 1, 2014

Since interest rates dropped to record lows in both the US and UK, investors have been anticipating their rebound and picking their investments accordingly.

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