Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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  • China G3 slump tests business models

    Emerging Markets | 18 March 2016

    A pronounced slump in China G3 bond issuance is raising questions for underwriters who have come to rely on Chinese business to drive revenues.

  • The logo of HSBC bank is seen at its office in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    HSBC's cuts only graze investment bank

    People & Markets | 17 May 2013

    HSBC plans to cut up to 14,000 more jobs as it increases its efforts to reduce costs over the next several years, although the London-based lender suggested that its investment banking operations would largely be spared.

  • 1MDB notes rebound as Najib digs in

    Emerging Markets | 20 November 2015

    1Malaysia Development’s US$3bn bonds due 2023 have made a remarkable comeback in recent weeks, after months in the doldrums amid a worsening political crisis and doubts over the troubled state fund’s ability to pay its debts.

  • Malaysia

    1MDB trading points to Malaysia fears

    Top News | 21 August 2015

    Slumping prices on a US$3bn bond issue from Malaysia’s 1MDB have revealed widespread doubts about the government’s ability to support the troubled investment fund amid a worsening political crisis.

  • William Rhodes

    A history of the past 40 years in financial crises

    All Special Reports | 06 August 2013

    Markets, despite their collective expertise, are apparently destined to repeat history as irrational exuberance is followed by an equally irrational despair. Periodic bouts of chaos are the inevitable result.

  • ABN AMRO issues first Formosa T2

    ABN AMRO issues first Formosa T2

    Bonds | 18 March 2016

    ABN AMRO has priced the first Tier 2 bond issue in the Formosa market, in a deal that bankers hope will encourage other European banks to come to Taiwan.

  • Ackermann CEO of Deutsche Bank

    Ackermann abandons bid for Deutsche Bank chairmanship

    People & Markets | 19 November 2011

    Josef Ackermann, chief executive of

  • Kweku Adoboli/Reuters

    Adoboli pleads not guilty, creating long slog for UBS

    People & Markets | 04 February 2012

    UBS faces months of public “inconvenience” after Kweku Adoboli, the ex-trader accused of fraud and false accounting that eventually led to the Swiss bank losing US$2.3bn, pleaded not guilty to all charges.

  • Adoboli's spread betting trial sheds light on bank policies

    People & Markets | 21 September 2012

    The trial of former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, which last week revealed that he was struggling to cover losses of £123,000 on spread betting, has unwittingly shed light on how banks regulate staff betting activities. Some London-based banks have strict rules, but some seem to have few, if any at all.

  • Berne Union logo

    Agencies step in to replace bank funding

    People & Markets | 29 November 2013

    Companies are increasingly turning to export credit agencies for help with financing, as banks, hamstrung by a need to cut balance sheets and raise capital ratios, rein in direct lending.

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