Saturday, 23 June 2018

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  • Downgrade threat for Kuwait Energy as IPO fails to progress

    Equities | 23 June 2017

    S&P last week placed Kuwait Energy’s B- credit rating on creditwatch with negative implications. The rating already had a negative outlook.

  • Kuwait Energy fails to progress

    Equities | 02 June 2017

    Kuwait Energy is expected to concede defeat on its attempt to list on the London Stock Exchange. The IPO was due to raise US$150m and its bonds may be put under renewed pressure as a result, with the company’s B- ratings already on negative watch.

  • GN Store Nord

    Duo break European equity-linked drought

    Top News | 26 May 2017

    Danish hearing aids and headset company GN Store Nord awakened the equity-linked market from its two-month slumber with Tuesday’s €225m five-year bond with warrants issue. And then just two days later South African platinum miner Implats brought a dual-currency convertible to raise US$503m-equivalent.

  • MOVES-Duo to run UK ECM at Barclays after Meyers' departure

    Ticker | 24 May 2017

    Barclays has opted to promote two members of its equity capital markets team to run the UK operation, following the departure of Barry Meyers.

  • Halperin returns to US equity-linked at Barclays

    Ticker | 23 May 2017

    Steven Halperin has relocated to the US for a new role at Barclays as both a senior equity-linked originator and to lead new product development across global finance.

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    Singapore pain as GIC's loss on UBS tops US$4bn

    Top News | 19 May 2017

    Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is facing a loss in excess of US$4bn on its emergency investment in Swiss bank UBS nine years ago, according to IFR calculations.

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    Singapore's GIC faces US$4bn loss on UBS bet

    Ticker | 16 May 2017

    Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited is facing a loss in excess of US$4bn on its emergency investment in Swiss bank UBS Group nine years ago, according to IFR calculations.

  • Barclays reshuffles investment bank leadership, Dean retires

    People & Markets | 12 May 2017

    Sam Dean is leaving Barclays, eight years after arriving as part of a wave of galacticos to build an equity capital markets business in Europe and Asia.

  • Hemsley out as Numis struggles

    People & Markets | 12 May 2017

    Bank results for ECM this year have included some heady numbers – it is hard to imagine Morgan Stanley’s remarkable 144% revenue increase in Q1 ever being beaten – but they really showed how dreadful 2016 was rather than a splendid performance in recent months.

  • Smooth sailing for Global Ports

    Equities | 05 May 2017

    Global Ports Holding’s decision to abandon an Istanbul listing and set sail for London appears to be just the once-in-a-lifetime trip made by cruisegoers passing through its ports. GPH managed to eradicate memories of its failed domestic IPO attempt in 2015 when the book for its US$200m London listing was covered after three days of bookbuilding.