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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Gareth Gore' s stories

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  • German property

    The Big Long: bets pile up on German property

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Investors waited decades for a turnaround in the German property market. But when it finally came in 2011, after more than 20 years of price declines, many couldn’t scramble together the cash to snap up bargains. Banks, their main source of finance, were too busy just trying to survive: the trough in German real estate had coincided w

  • The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Basel, Switzerland.

    UBS eyes fresh revenue streams from its 'big data' push

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    UBS is eyeing a fresh milestone for Evidence Lab, the venture it set up four years ago to make better use of “big data” in its research, with the Swiss lender on the cusp of generating new revenue streams from the

  • Coaxial TV Cables are seen in front of AT&T and Time Warner logos

    AT&T's debt, bigger than most countries', starts to worry investors

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    When AT&T visited some of its biggest bondholders late last year, it had an unusual request.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters

    Deutsche halves legacy portfolio

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    Deutsche Bank has managed to offload about half of a €60bn portfolio of legacy trades that had been a major drag on its earnings, in a sign it is becoming more aggressive in its efforts to cleanup old positions, some of which are more than a decade old.

  • Italian Financial Ministry palace

    Italian 'doom loop' bigger than during 2011 crisis

    Top News | 01 June 2018

    Remember the so-called doom loop that threatened to bring down countries and their banks during the scariest moments of the eurozone crisis in 2011? Well, it’s back - and, in Italy at least, the problem is much bigger than it was back then.

  • Rusal

    Sanctioned firms EN+ and Rusal set for Russian bank lifeline

    Top News | 25 May 2018

    Russia is preparing to rewire parts of its financial system to prevent the latest round of US sanctions, which were ratcheted up last month to target 24 people close to the Kremlin, from wreaking further damage on its banks and wider economy.

  • Roadblocks ahead for Russia’s bond market rehabilitation

    Russia sanctions threaten capital markets shutdown

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Russian companies are facing months of being shut out of global capital markets, as investors continue to digest the latest round of sanctions against the country introduced last month.

  • Argentinians protest against the government seeking IMF help

    Argentina's two-year market honeymoon ends in separation

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Just two years after regaining access to markets, ending more than a decade as a financial pariah, Argentina has once again found itself shut off from global capital after a new financial crisis hit the country, forcing it to ask

  • The remnants of a roller coast sits in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy

    Stresses emerge as rising rates erode liquidity

    Top News | 04 May 2018

    Signs of stress are beginning to appear in pockets of the global financial system, in a sign that central bank efforts to wean markets off ultra-loose monetary policy after almost a decade of easy money could turn into a bumpy ride.

  • Deutsche Bank HQ

    Deutsche Bank has a €60bn problem, but doesn't want to talk about it

    Top News | 27 April 2018

    Thirteen months ago, on the day Deutsche Bank launched an €8bn rights issue to fill yet another hole in its balance sheet - its fifth capital raise since the global financial crisis - the German bank promised investors a new era of transparency.

  • US dollar bills

    Fees top US$100bn for first time since 2007

    Top News | 15 December 2017

    Christmas has come early for investment bankers, after the annual haul of fees from underwriting and advisory work last week topped US$100bn for the first time in a decade, following a last-minute rush of deals that capped a bumper year of issuance.

  • Built on sand?

    Built on sand?

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Grand plans to transform Saudi Arabia’s oil-focused economy have caught the attention of every major bank over the past year. But many could be in for a long wait as they seek returns on the resources being lavished on the country.

  • Bank for Financial Institutions: Morgan Stanley

    Bank for Financial Institutions: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Only one bank can boast of having been the key adviser on the year’s biggest transactions from European banks, US insurers and Asian fintech firms. For its range of work on complex deals across all products and regions, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Bank of the Year for Financial Institutions.

  • Bank for Governments: Citigroup

    Bank of the Year for Governments: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Its unrivalled global presence and prowess across the entire spectrum of banking have long marked out Citigroup as a vital partner for public sector clients. But in 2017 it took that a step further, leveraging its assets to create some landmark and often innovative solutions for governments – often against strong headwinds. Citigroup is IFR’s Bank of the Year for Governments.

  • Bank for Financial Sponsors: Goldman Sachs

    Bank for Financial Sponsors: Goldman Sachs

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Coming up with new transaction ideas while navigating a crowded field of private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other asset managers has been crucial for sponsor bankers in a busy year. One firm has cemented its lead over rivals, making Goldman Sachs IFR’s Bank of the Year for Financial Sponsors.

  • Credit Suisse gears up for Europe pick-up

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    Credit Suisse is shifting its investment banking resources towards Europe ahead of what’s expected to be a substantial pick-up in deals in the region next year following years of subdued activity and false starts.

  • Steinhoff International logo

    Steinhoff scandal leaves banks gauging exposure

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    Banks that financed Steinhoff International’s rapid expansion have been left gauging their exposure – both financial and legal – to the South African retailer after “new information” emerged relating to possible accounting irregularities.

  • Saudi Arabian flag

    Saudi deals dry up amid uncertainty

    Top News | 24 November 2017

    When Saudi Arabia unveiled a grand plan early last year to overhaul its economy, create millions of jobs and facilitate trillions of dollars of fresh investments, the landmark announcement created a frenzy among the world’s investment banks.

  • Graduation ceremony

    UK revives student loan sale as fiscal hole deepens

    Top News | 03 November 2017

    The UK government will press ahead with the sale of a £3.7bn pool of student loans by the end of the year despite an ongoing review of university funding that could saddle it with a hefty compensation bill for investors that buy into the deal.

  • ECB Exit

    ECB eyes end of QE but retains corporate commitment

    Top News | 20 October 2017

    After more than €2trn of bond purchases, the European Central Bank is expected on Thursday to announce the phasing out of its quantitative easing programme, with plans to reduce – and eventually halt – its purchases over the course of next year.

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