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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Alex Chambers' s stories

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  • The logo of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

    ​FCA targets syndication and reciprocity

    People & Markets | 26 June 2015

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has hit the industry with a request for thousands of details relating to recent bond and equity deals as part of an investigation into how banks make up underwriting syndicates as well as how they advise on mergers and acquisitions.

  • ​Relationships still key to trading corporate bonds

    People & Markets | 24 July 2015

    Are investors finally responding to reduced liquidity in the corporate bond market by modifying how they execute transactions on electronic platforms?

  • A Mercator shopping mall in Ljubljana

    Agrokor tests market appetite with loan format PIK

    Capital City | 15 May 2014

    Agrokor is marketing the first PIK toggle in the European market this year, an acquisition facility which marks a new stage of aggressive financing by high yield corporates.

  • Algomi and Euronext take corporate bond platform global

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    Euronext and Algomi are expanding their European corporate bond platform to create a global network as they attempt to improve liquidity in a market still dominated by voice trading.

  • A woman makes her way past the logo of Alpha Bank in Athens

    Alpha raising shipping deal

    Structured Finance | 07 November 2014

    Greece’s Alpha Bank is to raise about US$510m from a deal backed by shipping loans, one of the first of its kind in Europe for nearly a year, finance industry and Alpha bank sources said on Friday.

  • Brave new world

    Americas Financing Package: Verizon

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Every once in a while, a deal comes along that simply breaks the mould – and redraws the map of what can be done in the global capital markets. The bond and loan package to fund Verizon’s US$130bn acquisition of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless was a deal like that. For changing the landscape of the possible, it is IFR’s Americas Financing Package of the Year.

  • Repsol

    Argentina lines up US$5.5bn bond for Repsol

    Top News | 21 February 2014

    Repsol is close to completing negotiations with Argentina that will result in the sovereign issuing a US$5.5bn nominal bond offering as part of a US$5bn settlement over the 2012 expropriation of the Spanish oil firm’s stake in YPF.

  • Dexia

    AUTOPSY: Dexia's demise leaves more questions for banks

    Ticker | 13 October 2011

    An autopsy of Franco-Belgian lender Dexia shows how funding and solvency are intertwined, highlighting the dangers facing other banks if the eurozone sovereign debt crisis is not resolved soon. There are scores of financial institutions for whom wholesale funding markets are shut and who would be bust were it not for the Eur

  • BAML debt market veteran Tempelman retires

    People & Markets | 19 May 2017

    Marc Tempelman, vice-chairman of capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is retiring from the bank, according to a market source.

  • Euros

    Bankers cheer game changer of ECB Christmas cash

    Ticker | 27 January 2012

    Half a trillion euros from the European Central Bank, the Christmas gift to banks that will keep on giving, has cut government borrowing costs, reopened funding markets and been the toast of Davos and City of London bars.

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