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Emerging EMEA: Ak Bars thaws Russian freeze

31 July 2015

Ak Bars Bank priced a three-year note last night to become the first Russian issuer to print in the international bond markets this year.

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Ukraine's creditors propose 5% haircut in restructuring

31 July 2015

Ukraine’s biggest creditors have submitted a new debt restructuring offer to Kiev that proposes a 5% writedown on the bonds’ principal, according to a source, softening their stance of outright rejecting a so-called ‘haircut’, Reuters reported.


China plans Rmb1trn bonds to fund infrastructure

31 July 2015

(Reuters) - Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of China’s main policy lenders, and other development banks will issue over Rmb1trn (US$161bn) of new bonds in coming years to fund lending for infrastructure projects, three people with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters.


BNP Paribas Q2 earnings boosted by strong dollar, markets

31 July 2015

(Reuters) - BNP Paribas saw revenue rise nearly 16 percent in the second quarter, boosted by brisk share trading, a strong dollar and recently acquired companies.

James Saft - June 2014

Making the perfect the enemy of the good, Fed edition

29 July 2015 By

James Saft: Fed reinforcing unrealistically dovish expectations.

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More steps to regulatory overkill

24 July 2015Updated: 24 July 2015 By

Keith Mullin urges a sense of proportion from regulators.

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Solar projects are a ray of light for India

24 July 2015Updated: 24 July 2015 By

Country’s renewable energy push is a huge opportunity for global finance, says Jonathan Rogers.

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​All about the slogan

23 July 2015 By

Which bank has the silliest, oddest or most unfortunately inappropriate slogan out there, asks IFR editor-at-large Keith Mullin.

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