Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  • Banks mull ECB clampdown impact

    Loans | 02 December 2016

    The European Central Bank’s looming restraints on leveraged lending are raising questions among bankers as the new guidelines could hit profitability as well as curbing systemic risk by reducing the number of high-risk loans on banks’ balance sheets.

  • Cameron tackles Brexit, Trump for Carlyle investors

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    Former UK prime minister David Cameron said Brexit could provide opportunities for banks in Britain and Donald Trump’s US election win might also benefit the industry, in a speech to investors last week.

  • David Cameron

    Cameron tackles Brexit and Trump at Carlyle conference

    Ticker | 16 November 2016

    Former UK prime minister David Cameron said Brexit could provide opportunities for the UK financial services sector and the US election result might also benefit the industry, in a speech at an investor conference hosted by private equity firm Carlyle Group.

  • Premier Oil logo

    Premier Oil struggles to manage banks

    Top News | 11 November 2016

    Premier Oil is trying to keep its bank syndicate in place as its lenders consider exiting the troubled independent oil company.

  • Macquarie Group logo

    Fund financing booming

    Loans | 04 November 2016

    Fund financing is increasing lending to financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as corporate-style loans for institutional investors, including private equity funds, grow in size and scale and more banks target the sector, which offers attractive yields for relatively low risk.

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    UK syndicated lending slumps

    Loans | 28 October 2016

    Syndicated lending to British companies has more than halved in the year to date compared with the same period last year, as Brexit continues to cast a pall over what was previously Europe’s biggest loan market.

  • Fitch Ratings headquarters in New York

    European loan funds growing strongly, says Fitch

    Loans | 21 October 2016

    Europe-domiciled loan funds had €40bn of assets under management at the end of June 2016, and have grown 50%–60% in the past five years as the European investor base continues to transition from banks to funds, according to a report by Fitch Ratings.

  • Memory chips

    Analog survives choppy syndication

    Top News | 23 September 2016

    The slower than expected syndication of a US$7.5bn senior acquisition loan, which is part of a US$11.6bn financing backing Analog Devices’ US$14.8bn acquisition of chipmaker Linear Technology, shows that banks are finding it harder to make returns work on drawn acquisition term loans.

  • A poll worker places a mail-in ballot

    Issuers accelerate borrowing plans

    Loans | 23 September 2016

    The transatlantic loan markets are facing a busy few weeks as companies accelerate borrowing plans to take advantage of strong and liquid loan market conditions before running into any potential volatility around the looming US elections on November 8.

  • Syngenta logo

    ChemChina launches US$12.7bn Syngenta loan

    Loans | 01 April 2016

    China National Chemical Corp is pressing ahead with the next piece of financing backing its SFr43bn (US$43.45bn) acquisition of Swiss seeds and pesticides company