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Net4Gas breaks new ground with unique exchange offer

November 1, 2018

Czech energy company Net4Gas's unusual exchange deal held a special appeal for local investors. 

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A blockchain boost for Islamic finance

November 1, 2018

A number of Islamic financial institutions are embracing blockchain, viewing it as a sharia-compliant tool that can ease the administrative burdens of sharia certification.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Can the derivatives industry avoid a Brexit deathtrap?

October 1, 2018

With only six months to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, derivatives experts are crying out for clarity on how London’s status as a financial centre will be affected. Jason Mitchell investigates.

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IHS Markit’s $5bn issuance finances Ipreo acquisition

October 1, 2018

Financial analyst IHS Markit chose a quiet time to issue the bond that will bankroll its expansion strategy. David Wigan reports.

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Spain shrugs off Italy turmoil with 10-year benchmark

September 3, 2018

Spain’s second 10-year bond deal of 2018 defied political turbulence both at home and abroad in neighbouring Italy. David Wigan reports.

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Unibail bond issuance spree creates a retail behemoth

August 1, 2018

After its acquisition of mall operator Westfield, Unibail-Rodamco raised €5bn from a bond issuance as part of its asset-disposal plan to pay off debts. David Wigan reports.

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Libor: can the benchmark stay afloat?

August 1, 2018

Regulators have called time on Libor, the world’s most-cited reference rate. But its demise is not a sure thing. Danielle Myles assesses Libor’s chances of survival, and looks at what could take its place.

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BBVA goes green to drive Spain’s economic boom

July 4, 2018

BBVA has enjoyed a recent turnaround in fortunes, cutting its bad loans and boosting its capital adequacy ratios. In 2018, as part of a commitment to sustainable issues, the bank launched a $1bn green bond to widespread interest. David Wigan reports.

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