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Saturday, 18 August 2018

2014

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  • IFR Americas Cover - SP Page

    IFR Americas Review of the Year 2014

    They say in Hollywood that nothing dates faster than visions of the future. Those old sci-fi movies look so cheesy now because reality always outpaces our ability to predict it. And predictions for how 2014 would turn out look, in retrospect, pretty outdated indeed.

  • IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2014 cover image

    IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2014

    For the second year running, IFR hosted a well-attended seminar during the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting, held this time in Kazakhstan’s gleaming new capital, Astana. Part of the ADB’s official knowledge-sharing programme, the luncheon event brought together a panel of experts to discuss the development of Asian bond markets at a time when the ADB and other public sector bodies are working hard to promote Asia’s capital markets as an alternative to traditional bank finance.

  • IFR DCM Cover 2014

    IFR DCM Special Report 2014

    Fashion can be a cruel mistress, especially if you’re the only person to turn up at the party with platform sneakers, a tracksuit with “Juicy” scrawled across the derriere, and a green feather boa. Banks are experiencing their own fashion faux pas right now and working hard to maintain their appeal.

  • IFR Debt Capital Markets Roundtable 2014 Cover image

    IFR Debt Capital Markets Roundtable 2014

    IFR’s 2nd annual DCM roundtable once again drew together a group of super-senior managers, originators and syndicators whose firms between them account for close to two thirds of total international bond issuance. As with the inaugural event in 2013, it was an opportune moment for the people who run this business to take stock of market developments and provide an update and insight into some of the transformational themes confronting the financing industry.

  • IFR ECM Roundtable 2014

    IFR ECM Roundtable 2014

    European Equity Capital Markets are hot. The 12 months to June 30 saw total ECM volume of US$311.5bn from 1,143 transactions. By dollar and deal number that is the highest since 2007, but it seems even longer ago for those that survived the three years of famine, 2010–2012.

  • IFR Emerging Europe & Turkey Cover 2014

    IFR Emerging Europe and Turkey Special Report 2014

    At cruising altitude; turbulence ahead?: This report reaches you at a time when Emerging Europe and Turkey could be stuck on the tarmac. The political situation means Ukraine is grounded and Russia may yet have to consider an emergency landing, yet the rest of the CEE region appears to be about to take off.

  • IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2014 Cover image

    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2014

    Is Germany in a credit bubble, participants were asked at IFR’s 2014 German Corporate Funding Roundtable in September. It was the final question at the end of a thoughtful and insightful discussion. The cascade of answers was enlightening: “no”, “not yet”, “no, but it’s approaching”, “we’re close” and “it’s coming and it won’t be the banks that get hurt this time”.

  • IFR German SME Funding 2014

    IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2014

    The lack of credit in the real economy and the paucity of cash available for investment have been cited all over Europe as a major blocker of growth and investment, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. It’s an emotive issue that’s has the attention of politicians of all hues.

  • IFR Germany Report cover 2014

    IFR Germany Special Report 2014

    As a solo performer, Germany has few rivals and many fans, striking all the right notes and rising sublimely above Europe’s discord as the DAX posts all-time highs, data show a growing economy, and unemployment dips to the lowest rate since unification.

  • IFR IMF World Bank Report Cover 2014

    IFR IMF/World Bank Report 2014

    Playground rules - The collaborative effort of European governments and regulators is akin to children rushing around the school playground with a football. Enthusiasm and no lack of skill are undermined by issues of translation and the fierce desire of all to score the winning goal.

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