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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Ukraine has hired Lazard to advise on talks with bondholders about a possible restructuring of its debt, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.
Greece’s Syriza might look to learn lessons from how Ireland successfully negotiated with the European Central Bank, should the opposition party form the next Greek government – as predicted – after this Sunday’s election and try to revise the country’s current €240bn bailout programme.
Barclays has lured Jonathan Moulds, the former president of European operations at rival Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Europe, to be its new group chief operating officer, reviving a position left vacant since mid-2012 when Jerry del Missier stepped down from the role amid the Libor scandal.