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Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  • UK urged to give Green bonds tax breaks

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    Britain should consider tax breaks for firms issuing Green bonds and set up a green standards board to help it become a global hub for finance linked to environmental or climate-related benefits.

  • HSBC's sword of Damocles removed

    People & Markets | 15 December 2017

    HSBC’s deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice has expired, reducing the intense scrutiny and threat of stiff punishment on the bank following its lax anti-money laundering controls in Mexico between 2006 and 2008.

  • UniCredit

    UniCredit fights to cut Fino loan exposure

    Top News | 15 December 2017

    UniCredit said it had reached an agreement to sell a €990m portion of a €16.2bn portfolio of bad loans to Italian insurer Generali and has lined up more disposals for the first quarter of 2018.

  • Brown shoe shuffle

    Brown shoe shuffle

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Banks are in a fight for talent with technology, consulting and other firms, but are they ignoring too many students from poorer backgrounds? Some bankers think so, and want the net widened so they can add true diversity.

  • Bank for Financial Institutions: Morgan Stanley

    Bank for Financial Institutions: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Only one bank can boast of having been the key adviser on the year’s biggest transactions from European banks, US insurers and Asian fintech firms. For its range of work on complex deals across all products and regions, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Bank of the Year for Financial Institutions.

  • Bank for Governments: Citigroup

    Bank for Governments: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Its unrivalled global presence and prowess across the entire spectrum of banking have long marked out Citigroup as a vital partner for public sector clients. But in 2017 it took that a step further, leveraging its assets to create some landmark and often innovative solutions for governments – often against strong headwinds. Citigroup is IFR’s Bank of the Year for Governments.

  • Bank for Financial Sponsors: Goldman Sachs

    Bank for Financial Sponsors: Goldman Sachs

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Coming up with new transaction ideas while navigating a crowded field of private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other asset managers has been crucial for sponsor bankers in a busy year. One firm has cemented its lead over rivals, making Goldman Sachs IFR’s Bank of the Year for Financial Sponsors.

  • Green light

    Tax breaks could help UK's Green bond credentials

    Ticker | 14 December 2017

    The UK should consider tax breaks for firms issuing Green bonds and set up a green standards board to help it become a global hub for finance linked to environmental or climate-related benefits.

  • UniCredit

    UniCredit sells FINO loan exposure to below 20%

    Ticker | 12 December 2017

    UniCredit has sold down its holding of a €16.2bn portfolio of bad loans to below 20% after selling a block to Italian insurer Generali and agreeing a sale to another investor.

  • HSBC headquarters

    HSBC's US DPA ends after five years

    Ticker | 11 December 2017

    HSBC said its deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice has expired, reducing the intense scrutiny and threat of stiff punishment on the British bank following lapses in its anti-money laundering controls.

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