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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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  • IFR Capital Markets Week Ahead - May 1, 2017

    Ticker | 01 May 2017

    Coming up this week in global capital markets:

  • Desert sand

    Saudi Arabia could prove a desert for bank fees

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s plans to open up its capital markets and sell shares in many of its crown-jewel assets have sent the world’s global investment banks into a frenzy, prompting a rush of hiring and frantic attempts to woo the Kingdom’s ruling elite.

  • IFR Capital Markets Week Ahead - April 10

    People & Markets | 07 April 2017

    Result! The US bank earnings season kicks off on Thursday, when JP Morgan and Citigroup release their first-quarter numbers. Both are expected to deliver solid results – especially in their investment banking divisions – after a busy start to the year. Investment banks have had their best first quarter for underwriting fees since 2007 after a surge in bond, equity

  • UniCredit headquarters

    Famine to feast: ECM rebounds after torrid 2016

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    Equity capital markets bankers are breathing a collective sigh of relief after a flood of recent deals produced a welcome turnaround for the asset class that last year suffered its worst year for underwriting fees since 2003.

  • European banks gorge on final TLTRO

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Banks have gorged on the latest helping of free money from the European Central Bank, as they take advantage of their last chance to lock in long-term funding before authorities wind down a three-year-old programme that has had mixed results.

  • A sign sits outside Arion Bank in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Iceland eyes bank sales as controls are lifted

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    Iceland has finally removed capital controls erected at the height of its crippling banking and economic crisis, in a move that marks the country’s financial rehabilitation and should facilitate easier access to global capital markets for domestic issuers.

  • Deutsche Postbank

    Postbank debacle forces Deutsche into capital raising

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Deutsche Bank is to launch its fifth capital raising in a decade after failing to sell its retail Postbank business, with shareholders being asked to cough up another €8bn to help reintegrate the entity and plug a hole that the long-planned sale was supposed to fill.

  • Oil Permian

    Back from the dead: US shale is booming again

    Top News | 03 March 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s attempt to kill off the US shale oil industry looks to have badly backfired. More than two years after Riyadh and its OPEC allies ramped up production to push down the price of oil and drive shale producers out of business, it’s actually the cartel that is licking its wounds – and not the US upstarts.

  • Jean Pierre Mustier

    UniCredit's near perfect rights result

    Top News | 24 February 2017

    UniCredit has achieved overwhelming market support for its €13bn capital raise – the biggest from a bank since the depths of the crisis – with 99.8% of rights being taken up during the subscription period, an impressive result for the struggling Italian bank.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    Europe eyes clean-up of €1trn of bad loans

    Top News | 10 February 2017

    European authorities are pushing for a comprehensive clean-up of the €1trn of non-performing loans currently festering on banks’ balance sheets, and a proposal for an asset management company to buy up bad loans is currently gaining traction among officials.