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Thursday, 18 October 2018

2015

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    IFR Review of the Year 2015

    Miles Davis is reputed to have said that jazz is not about the notes you play, but those you don’t play.

  • IFR Americas Cover 2015

    IFR Americas Review of the Year 2015

    In many ways, 2015 didn’t seem as if there was much of a correction going on. US investment-grade bond issuance steamed to yet another annual record – breaking the mark in October this time, as opposed to November in 2014 and December the year before that. The Fed’s first rates hike was supposed to come early in the year, then the spring, then the summer. But it didn’t – and new offerings just kept piling into the primary market.

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    IFR Outlook for International DCM Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s Outlook for International Debt Capital Markets Roundtable took place on November 5, so the comments that follow were current as of that date. The discussion focused on the multiple themes that surround the bond market at a difficult but fascinating time. At the time the roundtable took place, we were then as now waiting to see if the Fed proceeds with tightening moves and if the ECB continues with easy money.

  • IFR Outlook for US Rates Roundtable 2015

    IFR Outlook for US Rates Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s 2015 US Rates Roundtable took place in New York on October 29, the day after that month’s FOMC meeting, so the comments made by our distinguished panel of rates strategists and laid out in the following pages were current as of that date.

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    IFR Outlook for US Credit Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s US Credit Roundtable took place on October 29, the day after the October FOMC meeting and immediately following an IFR roundtable that had explored the Fed’s thinking and room for manoeuvre, and focused more specifically on the US Treasury market.

  • IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s latest German Corporate Funding Roundtable, held in Frankfurt on October 15, surveyed the financing and macro landscape not just from the debt and loan capital markets sell-side perspective; senior treasury representatives from three major German-based multinationals – Bayer, Daimler and SAP – additionally offered some fascinating insights into the corporate finance and funding panorama as viewed from the client side.

  • IFR India Special Report 2015

    IFR India Special Report 2015

    High expectations: Eighteen months into Narendra Modi’s government, things are looking up for India. Growth is quickening, inflation is under control, and reforms are coming through. Harnessing that momentum, however, remains a constant challenge, and India’s prime minister will need to work hard if he is to come close to meeting his grand ambitions.

  • IFR US ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR US ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s US ECM Roundtable was held on September 15, just ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold rates for another month. The decision pushed expectations for the start of the rate-tightening cycle into 2016 and extended the accommodative environment that has sustained a bull market.

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    IFR DCM Special Report 2015

    Shape-shifting: The debt market is a singular animal: no matter what situation arises, it simply evolves in order to address it.

  • IMF/World Bank 2015

    IMF/World Bank 2015

    Mean Streets: If the IMF were a cop, it would be the righteous Commissioner Gordon, desperately trying to maintain order in Gotham City while waiting for Batman to turn up.

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