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Deutsche deal on the brink of history

February 4, 2008

The flotation of DP World last year may prove to be a landmark deal for the emerging markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Deutsche Bank handled the largest ever Middle Eastern IPO.

Unlikely timing pays off for SEB

February 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how SEB managed to sell €500m of hybrid capital securities in the midst of a market low-point.

Rising to the pensions challenge

February 4, 2008

Investment banks have been sitting up and taking notice of the pensions industry in recent years – an industry with global benefit liabilities of nearly $20,000bn. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how the banking industry’s big hitters are managing longevity risk.

Emerging markets remain on track

February 4, 2008

While the European and US markets are suffering, emerging markets continue on their upward trajectories, indicating that the drivers of world growth have changed. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Ghana shows pioneering spirit

December 1, 2007

Ghana’s $750m 10-year Eurobond issue is another in a series of firsts from the republic and observers are hoping it heralds the blooming of Africa’s capital markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Unflinching Merrill propels Fortis into the big league

December 1, 2007

Merrill Lynch’s singleness of purpose played a vital part in the Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium’s takeover of ABN AMRO. And nowhere more so than in the Fortis rights issue, the biggest ever in dollar terms, which tipped the scales against all predictions. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Off the critical list, but still limping

November 5, 2007

Europe’s corporate bond market has regained consciousness after a six-week shutdown, though it is not the same animal it was back in June.

NIB excites feeding frenzy

October 1, 2007

Nordic Investment Bank is demonstrating that it is a quality AAA name with its search for funding diversity leading it to success in international pastures, and hungry bankers knocking on its door begging for short-term paper. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Arrangers of a complex marriage

October 1, 2007

Dresdner Kleinwort is ahead of the advisory pack in terms of deal value in European electricity mergers and acquisitions this year. The bank’s utilities and natural resources team talk to Edward Russell-Walling about their recent success in one of the most difficult deals in cross-border history, Enel’s takeover of Endesa.

Enel goes to bond market

August 1, 2007

Italy’s Enel is set to become a bond market regular, following its successful bid for Spain’s Endesa. Finance chief Claudio Machetti talks to Edward Russell-Walling about its latest corporate issue.

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