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Can rate rises help Pakistan’s beleaguered banks?

July 4, 2018

Problems at Pakistan’s banks, including fines and falling profits, have seen foreign investors head for the exit. Could interest from China and a growing Islamic finance sector improve their prospects? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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CBG confident Pakistan can ride out storm

July 4, 2018

Pakistan’s central bank governor, Tariq Bajwa, remains sanguine about the country’s prospects in the face of rising inflation and trade deficits, and appears unfazed at the possibility of an IMF bailout. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Will Ant deal boost Pakistan's microfinance sector?

July 4, 2018

Small businesses are underserved in Pakistan but Telenor Microfinance Bank is hoping a deal with Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial will increase their access to electronic banking and help push up microfinance lending. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Citi FIG team targets fintech winners

July 4, 2018

Citi's FIG business has added fintech to its three traditional 'verticals', such is the importance of the industry. The team responsible for fintech explain to Edward Russell-Walling how the bank gives up-and-coming companies a scale and expertise that is hard to find elsewhere.

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Société Générale sets an African standard with Côte d’Ivoire issue

June 1, 2018

When Côte d’Ivoire was planning its record-breaking euro-denominated bond issue earlier in 2018, it turned to Société Générale’s emerging markets team as co-bookrunner. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Standard Bank benefits from Africa’s purple patch

May 1, 2018

With African economies enjoying a period of stability and growth, Standard Bank has found its DCM expertise in demand from local businesses, such as Helios Towers Africa as it launched its first international bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Greece offers proof of NatWest Markets comeback

April 3, 2018

Greek banks have been regaining access to debt capital markets, a turnaround that has enabled NatWest Markets – RBS's renamed investment banking business – to show its mettle by acting as bookrunner in three major issuances out of the country, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Nomura steers home Cevian’s Volvo sale

March 1, 2018

Volvo Group’s financial position is starting to look more healthy after a few shaky years, and Swedish fund manager Cevian Capital chose its moment to sell its stake in the company with help from Nomura. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Moelis brings home comforts to Bridgepoint to seal Miller deal

February 1, 2018

The UK homebuilding industry is in rude health, which is good news for investment bank Moelis & Company. It enjoyed a productive 2017, with its advisory role in Bridgepoint's £655m acquisition of Miller Homes, and the subsequent bond sale, a high point, as Edward Russell-Walling describes.

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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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