Latest articles from Edward Russell-Walling

Deutsche strikes right note with Türk privatisation deal

July 1, 2008

Deutsche Bank has proven that if the structure is right, large-scale privatisations and emerging markets are still attractive. The emerging markets ECM team that drove through Türk Telecom’s deal in Turkey’s first IPO of the year talks to Edward Russell-Walling.

Investors wowed by Georgian bond issue

June 2, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Georgia’s first ever issue on the international bond market was a resounding success.

Nail-biting finish for Lebanon deal

June 2, 2008

Deals that succeed in spite of dreadful market conditions are always most satisfying. Credit Suisse was one of two banks to help the Republic of Lebanon through a new issue and bond exchange at the trickiest of times. Edward Russell-Walling talks to the team.

Africa's markets show pulling power

June 2, 2008

A sure sign that Africa is entering a new phase of growth and development is the rapid advancement and increasing sophistication of its capital markets. 

Rush of orders in a tricky market

May 5, 2008

A desire for liquidity drove Wolters Kluwer to issue a 10-year bond last month in an otherwise barren market. It was lapped up by investors.

HSBC pulls off €1bn ING debut against unpromising backdrop

May 5, 2008

HSBC’s covered bond team planned its winning strategy for ING’s covered bond issue around confidence building, and gathered interest in a cautious market through shadow bookbuilding. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

National Grid bites the bullet

April 7, 2008

The UK’s largest energy utility, National Grid Gas, tentatively reopened the sterling corporate bond market earlier this year, in the face of unfavourable conditions. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Driver UK deal helps RBS swerve slowdown

April 7, 2008

The credit crisis has brought the ABS market to near standstill. However, RBS has remained active in the field and used its healthy relationship with VW to good effect, reports Edward Russell-Walling.

Belgium stands out in syndication style

March 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Belgium kept its nerve despite increasing market instability.

Exotix boldly tackles the Yemeni frontiers

March 4, 2008

So-called ‘frontier markets’ hold no fears for some investors. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how broker-cum-investment bank Exotix went digging for profits in the zinc mines of Yemen.

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