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  • IFR Review of the Year Cover 2016

    IFR Review of the Year 2016

    It’s normally fair to say that bankers grumbling about the state of the markets deserve the same sympathy as farmers moaning about the weather. It goes with the territory. And it is up to them to simply get on with it.

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    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR convened its fifth annual German Corporate Funding Roundtable in Frankfurt in mid-November just as bond markets, led by US Treasuries, were starting their sharp re-pricing off the back of higher inflation expectations and tighter US money.

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    IFR India's path to sustainable growth 2016

    IFR recently convened a highly insightful roundtable discussion in Washington DC, entitled “India’s Path to Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities”. State Bank of India chair Arundhati Bhattacharya delivered some affirmative opening comments that eloquently framed the discussion that followed.

  • IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s 4th annual German SME Funding Roundtable, held at the end of September in Frankfurt, was another absorbing encounter. 

  • IFR US ECM Roundtable 2016

    IFR US ECM Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s US ECM Roundtable was held on September 12, just ahead of the Fed’s decision to hold the line on interest rates and the US presidential election. The Fed only postponed a cycle of rate-tightening and the end of the accommodative environment that has sustained the current bull market.

  • IFR India Special Report 2016

    IFR India Special Report 2016

    Ready for take-off: It has taken some deep surgery, but India’s capital markets are at last on a much stronger footing. Now that regulators have done their part, it is up to investors and business leaders to take the economy to the next level.

  • IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR was back in Mumbai in September to host another excellent roundtable, on this occasion focusing on offshore activity in the country’s equity capital markets and likely provenance of international deal flow and issuance. 

  • IFR IMF/World Bank 2016 Special Report

    IFR IMF/World Bank 2016 Special Report

    Global monitor: With 189 member states encompassing virtually the entire globe, the International Monetary Fund is uniquely positioned to monitor the health of the economic environment throughout the world. 

  • Top 250 2016

    Top 250 Borrowers 2016

    Strength and depth: Few would claim that conditions in the capital markets could currently be described as normal. Nor that they have they been so for a while now, given the various stimulus programmes that have been enacted around the world in an effort encourage growth in the face of economies flirting with stagnation.

  • IFR Financing Sustainable Infrastructure Report 2016

    IFR Financing Sustainable Infrastructure Report 2016

    Sustainable infrastructure agenda moves centre-stage

  • IFR Turkey Special Report 2016

    Turkey 2016

    Star turn: In the fluid world of emerging markets, Turkey has this year presented more opportunities than its CEEMEA peers for investors to indulge their views.

  • IFR SRI Special Report 2016

    IFR SRI Special Report 2016

    Green shoots: There are few subjects in the capital markets that have generated more headlines over the past few years than socially responsible investment.

  • IFR Germany Special Report 2016

    IFR Germany Report 2016

    Overcoming hurdles: With attention more often than not focused on other parts of the eurozone and the problems faced by countries mainly in the southern part of the region, it is easy to forget that Germany is not without issues of its own.

  • IFR Latin America Special Report 2016

    IFR Latin America Special Report 2016

    One step forward, one step back: While it has been Argentina that has grabbed the bulk of the recent headlines after finally reaching an agreement with holdout bond investors, there is much more to Latin American capital markets.

  • IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2016

    IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2016

    Panellists at IFR’s annual Pfandbriefe Roundtable on January 21 in Frankfurt discussed a wide range of inter-related topics: the state of the market amid broad volatility; the ongoing impact of the ECB Covered Bond Purchase Programme; prospects for primary issuance in 2016; the potential for green issuance; and, on the regulatory plane, where we’re headed following the European Commission’s covered bonds consultation exercise.

  • IFR SSA Special Report 2016

    IFR SSA Special Report 2016

    Consistent performer: A little over a year into the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme and the dust is finally beginning to settle. 

  • Green Bonds Roundtable 2016

    IFR Green Bonds Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s second annual Green Bond Roundtable, took place in December in the shadow of COP 21. The enormous engagement from politicians, business as well as civil society organisations and the general population at and around that meeting reflected an up-swell of support for the environmental and climate-change agenda. This was reflected, of course, in significant monetary commitments in support of the 2oC cap.

  • IFR Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable 2016

    IFR Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable took place in Singapore in December 2015. As with the Indian Credit Conference in Mumbai that had preceded it by a couple of weeks, the backdrop was IFR’s inaugural Indian Borrowers Survey, results of which are published in this supplement following the edited transcript.

  • IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s most recent India Offshore Financing roundtable took place in Mumbai in late November 2015. It was well timed, in as far as it caught the market betwixt and between a series of capital markets, political and regulatory events that at one and the same time were creating a mixture of uncertainty and anxious expectation.

  • IFR Mexico Capital Markets Roundtable cover pic

    IFR Mexico Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s Mexico Capital Markets Roundtable was held in Mexico City on November 5 2015, near the end of a rocky year for emerging markets and about a month before the much-anticipated interest rate hike in the US, which was expected to bring more troubles for the asset class.

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