Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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HSBC will move 1,000 senior bankers to Birmingham after deciding to locate its UK retail and commercial bank in the West Midlands city.
Evidence is mounting that Austria’s decision last month to put Heta Asset Resolution, the rundown vehicle of regional lender Hypo Alpe Adria, into a €11bn debt moratorium is backfiring.
Ukraine may struggle to agree a plan with its creditors to obtain US$15.3bn of debt relief by the time the International Monetary Fund reviews its new US$17.5bn programme in June. That was the deadline given in a pledge by the country when the programme was signed off earlier this month.