Latest articles from Charlie Corbett

Nowhere to hide from Uncle Sam

July 6, 2010

The overhaul of US withholding tax legislation will have a dramatic impact on how US corporations raise funds abroad, as well as the way foreign investors invest in US securities. Writer Charlie Corbett

Nimble KfW tests euro demand

July 6, 2010

In the face of heightened debt market volatility in Europe and serious concerns over the long-term future of the euro, German development agency KfW found a window of opportunity to raise €5bn in a three-year deal. Writer Charlie Corbett

Unrated but not unloved

May 28, 2010

UK travel company Thomas Cook's inaugural visit to the debt capital markets proved a successful one. Its dual currency euro/sterling issue closed with impeccable timing, just before a Greek tragedy and a UK farce.


FX in flux

May 28, 2010

Banks looking to compete in today's foreign exchange markets need to cope with immense challenges, including new players, new markets, and no less than a revolution in technology. Writer Charlie Corbett

Back to basics in the commodities market

May 28, 2010

Investors looking to use structured products to access the commodities markets have been forced to learn some harsh lessons in the crisis, as have the private bankers that sold them the products in the first place. Writer Charlie Corbett

Filling Asia's vacuum

May 28, 2010

As international banks have pulled back their trade and commodity finance operations in Asia during the downturn, so increasingly sophisticated local players, particularly in China, are piling in. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reassessing clients' rights

May 5, 2010

Almost two years since the fall of Lehman Brothers, the UK regulator is assessing proposals that could see a major shake up of the way prime brokers handle their clients' assets. Writer Charlie Corbett

Why Islamic finance has not yet reached critical mass

May 5, 2010

The market for Islamic bonds, or sukuk, is expected to pick up in 2010, but its appeal will remain limited until the industry can agree a set of global standards and proper legal protection for creditors in case of default.

Dong taps starved sterling investors

May 5, 2010

Dong Energy took an opportunistic approach with its first sterling issue and found a hungry market, starved of issuance in 2010. Writer Charlie Corbett

Funding African infrastructure

May 5, 2010

The parlous state of infrastructure in Africa is one of the main reasons the continent has never achieved its immense potential. The Banker's roundtable attempts to find out how this situation can be rectified and where the money will come from to fund it. Writer Charlie Corbett

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