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Huge Saudi issue rounds off record year for JPMorgan

January 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.

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Deutsche Bank shows the way for P2P loans

December 1, 2016

Peer-to-peer online platforms are assuming greater importance in securitising loans, and Deutsche Bank’s asset-backed security experts have been quick to see their potential in Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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2017: a journey into the unknown

December 1, 2016

The biggest shocks of 2016 were political rather than financial, and politics will continue to keep financial markets on their toes in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal stimulus. The long-term effect of a Trump presidency, however, is anyone’s guess, writes Edward Russell-Walling.

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Barclays deal proves popularity of ‘peripheral’ Spain

November 1, 2016

Spain’s structural reforms are paying off, with bonds from the non-core EU country – led by the Madrid region – attracting buyers from around Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Barclays' involvement in the deals.

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HSBC proves there is life after Brexit

October 3, 2016

The UK's EU referendum result may have surprised a lot of people. But far from the doom and gloom that some predicted would follow such a vote, HSBC reports it has been busy as the debt capital markets return to normal. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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IFCs jockey for post-Brexit spoils

October 3, 2016

London has long been the world’s pre-eminent international finance centre. But is this position under threat due to Brexit and the rise of Asia? Edward Russell-Walling investigates.

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Hannam & Partners digs deep with Kenmare deal

September 1, 2016

Faced with a plummeting share price as the commodities slump set in, Kenmare Resources called in some proven experts for a daring $275m restructuring project. Edward Russell-Walling looks at what happened next.

Credit Suisse team of the month

Credit Suisse takes out extra insurance

August 1, 2016

Having been a pioneer in new forms of bank capital, Credit Suisse is aiming to be similarly innovative in insurance. US experience and the demands of the Swiss markets regulator made it match-fit for a recent $800m deal, writes Edward Russell-Walling. 

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Microfinance becomes big business in Pakistan

July 1, 2016

As a country with severe issues of financial exclusion, Pakistan is setting up an institutional framework supporting microfinance institutions. The latest innovation is the launch of the Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company. Edward Russell-Walling maps the sector's development.

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Mixed results mire Pakistan's privatisation drive

July 1, 2016

After success stories in bank privatisation, Pakistan is now turning to ailing state firms in the airline, electricity and steel sectors. But large losses, competition and social unrest are making for a bumpy ride. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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