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Big is the only way in banking

January 16, 2018

For all the talk of boutiques and fintechs, the banking market is more unequal than ever and the future promises more of the same​, writes Brian Caplen.

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Deutsche Bank CIB EMEA co-head comes out swinging

January 2, 2018

Deutsche Bank’s co-head of EMEA corporate and investment banking talks to Danielle Myles about the division’s reorganisation, how it is regaining market share and its ability to attract and retain top talent. 

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International banks lead charge to fill GCC project finance gap

January 2, 2018

While Gulf Co-operation Council countries have announced a slew of infrastructure programmes of late, the region is suffering a reported $270bn project finance gap. This is opening the way for international and local banks to find innovative new mechanisms, as James King reports.

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Central Banker of the Year 2018

January 2, 2018

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2018 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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Charting their own course: the move from globally harmonised regulation

January 2, 2018

Cracks are emerging in the post-crisis drive to harmonise global financial regulation, with policy-makers diverging in everything from payments to data residency. The effects could be profound, as Danielle Myles discovers. 

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Will Germany reach an EU consensus?

January 2, 2018

From being an EU stalwart, Germany finds itself divided into supporters and sceptics, with long-serving chancellor Angela Merkel fighting to form a government that can keep the European project on track. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2018

January 2, 2018

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year 2018 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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Baltics take first step towards regional capital market

January 2, 2018

Recognising there is strength in numbers, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are joining together to created a pan-Baltic capital market, with covered bonds the first product planned. Michael Turner reports.

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Can Venezuela restructure its way out of disaster?

January 2, 2018

Despite a wealth of natural resources, Venezuela has turned into an economic and humanitarian disaster zone. As it teeters on the edge of default, Silvia Pavoni examines what may become the most complex sovereign debt restructuring in modern times – and a test of how China handles troubled foreign investments.

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Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking: China dominates, India and Indonesia show growth

January 2, 2018

China’s lenders have the largest slice of the Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking, while privately owned Indian banks and south-east Asian lenders show impressive Tier 1 capital growth and profitability. Stefania Palma reports.

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BNP Paribas assists with CMA CGM hat-trick

January 1, 2018

When French freight shipping giant CMA CGM wanted to visit the capital markets, it knew the cyclical nature of its business could prove tricky. But, along with lead manager BNP Paribas, the company worked hard to convince investors of its creditworthiness, not once but three times. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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The battle to build Africa: will India and Japan usurp China?

January 2, 2018

Japan and India are joining forces to boost their commercial presence in Africa and counter China’s dominance. Will they be able to compete with the continent's top trading partner – and how is Beijing reacting to the new competition? Stefania Palma reports.

Davos preview: Europe, China and the US part regulatory ways

Ahead of the January edition, The Banker's Brian Caplen and Danielle Myles discuss policymakers’ different approaches to data ownership and fintech, and the region-specific financial models that are emerging as a result.  

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Morgan Stanley tops ECM rankings

January 16, 2018
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Equity capital markets saw a bumper year in 2017. Annual league tables reveal issuers’ preferred bookrunners.   

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Basel IV’s done – now comes the hard part

The Basel Committee negotiators finally got there. The so-called Basel IV framework has been agreed and is not as harsh as many bankers had feared, but now comes an even harder part: implementing it consistently across the world. By Justin Pugsley.

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