Monday, 25 March 2019

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Bidding war

IFR 2276 23 March to 29 March 2019

Equity capital markets bankers in Europe are facing up to the worst first quarter in the EMEA region for years. Issuance has reached less than US$16bn, down 62% year-on-year and with no major deals scheduled to be priced in the final week of the quarter. Only the US$19.1bn raised in the first quarter of 2009 – as the financial world was still mired in crisis – comes close to being as bad.

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Gone for a song

IFR 2276 23 March to 29 March 2019

BANKS HAVE SPENT millions since the financial crisis trying to regain the trust of customers through expensive re-branding exercises, but few have gone as far as HSBC and commissioned a company song.

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Beware of the Ides of March

15 March 2018

Yesterday the Dow had yet another 1% move, this time to the downside.