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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Solomon Teague' s stories

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  • Knowledge is power

    Knowledge is power: Japanese insider trading

    Capital City | 17 December 2012

    A string of insider-trading scandals in recent years has tarnished the reputation of Japan’s banking community and prompted the country’s Financial Services Agency to review regulations on insider information. Observers hope the efforts will clean up the industry and restore faith in Japanese banks.

  • Knowledge is power

    Knowledge is power

    All Special Reports | 14 December 2012

    A string of insider-trading scandals in recent years has tarnished the reputation of Japan’s banking community and prompted the country’s Financial Services Agency to review regulations on insider information. Observers hope the efforts will clean up the industry and restore faith in Japanese banks.

  • Filling the gaps

    Filling the gaps

    All Special Reports | 14 September 2012

    The European debt capital market has been growing to fill vacuums as markets around it shrink. With European bond issuance overtaking loan volume for the first time this year, has the loan market outlived its usefulness?

  • The Spain effect

    The Spain effect

    All Special Reports | 14 September 2012

    With parts of Europe gradually recovering from the depths of economic turmoil, the face of high yield could be on the verge of a dramatic transformation. What would this mean for the markets?

  • The mighty fallen

    The mighty fallen

    All Special Reports | 14 September 2012

    Once seen as the epitome of a sure thing, banks have experienced a startling fall from grace. Viewed with suspicion and scorned by investors, they face a long road back to favour. But while they are unlikely to ever regain their former lustre, they can aspire to be boring, safe utilities.

  • Enhancing performance

    Enhancing performance

    All Special Reports | 07 September 2012

    The economic fallout following the collapse of Lehman Brothers was acutely felt in Central and Eastern Europe, with the rate of non-performing loans in the region shooting up from late 2008 and into 2009. Development banks have been trying to boost the secondary market in loans to help alleviate the problem, but it has not been easy.

  • Hitting the ground running

    Hitting the ground running

    All Special Reports | 14 June 2012

    The Australian covered bond market has come a long way in a short space of time. Although the possibility has been discussed for years, its first issuance did not come until late last year. Yet from a standing start, Australia has established itself as a covered bond market to be reckoned with.

  • Northern appeal

    Northern appeal

    All Special Reports | 14 June 2012

    In times of stress investors flock to quality assets, and the greater the stress, the more migration takes place. In the midst of the greatest financial crisis in living memory, the covered bond market represents quality. And for an extra layer of comfort, the Nordic markets stand out as among the best in breed.

  • The art of survival

    The art of survival

    All Special Reports | 18 May 2012

    Although Italy’s name repeatedly comes up in discussions about struggling European sovereigns, it has so far kept its head above water and managed to keep investors happy. Yet there is still no resolution in sight for a sovereign that is surely too big to fail.

  • Here, there and everywhere

    Here, there and everywhere

    All Special Reports | 18 May 2012

    The fate of European sovereigns and financial institutions has been tied ever closer together over the past 12 months, with investors questioning how banks will cope with sovereign defaults, and how sovereigns will cope with collapsing banks. In these circumstances, Societe Generale had to take funding wherever it could find it.

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