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  • Schisms make bitcoin’s future too uncertain for derivatives

    The coming of bitcoin futures could open the floodgates for Wall Street money, rapidly multiplying the global financial system’s exposure to the original cryptocurrency. But the bitcoin community is not united about what the asset should be and, as a result, it remains uniquely volatile.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • NPLs: cash(flow) rules everything around me

    The spat between the European Parliament and the ECB over accounting standards is ugly – and mostly unnecessary. Accounting matters, but it’s not real life. What matters is cold hard cash.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • Indian state IPOs: LIC needs to cut off support

    The IPOs of two Indian government-owned insurance firms have disappointed on their debuts recently, after they were bailed out by a fellow state-backed insurer. The deals are the clearest sign yet that Life Insurance Corp (LIC) needs to stop meddling in government share sales and let the market take its course.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • The bold and the beautiful

    The hubbub over China’s five-yearly Party Congress is now behind us and the country’s regulators are ready to get back to business. In that vein, unusually forceful comments from Zhou Xiaochuan, outgoing governor of the People's Bank of China, on the urgency of deleveraging are more than welcome.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • China reforms: Banks are right to be cautious

    China’s extraordinary liberalisation of its financial markets last week, which cleared the way for foreign ownership of a range of financial institutions, has only found mild enthusiasm among foreign banks so far. They can be forgiven for not immediately breaking out the champagne.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • GOP plan twists knife for student borrowers

    The removal of the student loan interest deduction under the Republicans’ new tax plan may seem inconsequential compared with the average sum of debt per borrower, but it will fan the flames of a growing student debt crisis.

    • 07 Nov 2017
  • US-EU clearing spat is out of control, cooler heads must prevail

    A high stakes game of chicken is taking place between US and European regulators, with the spectre of fragmentation in derivatives markets looming. But there's been no proper dialogue between the two sides.

    • 07 Nov 2017
  • Argentina does not deserve a clean slate

    While it is tempting to think of capital markets-friendly President Mauricio Macri as having wiped Argentina’s slate clean, it is not yet time for EM investors to forgive and forget.

    • 07 Nov 2017
  • China’s short-dated bonds are undermining the market

    China’s regulators have left DCM bankers, issuers and investors befuddled this year, as they struggle to understand which companies will gain approval to issue offshore bonds and which will be rejected. In this environment it was only natural that sub-one year bonds, which don’t need approval, should become very popular, but a recent deal shows using the loophole comes at a cost.

    • 07 Nov 2017
  • Maduro has managed to make Venezuela’s future more obscure

    President Maduro’s surprise restructuring announcement only makes things murkier for Venezuelan bondholders.

    • 07 Nov 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 390,564.78 1474 8.99%
2 JPMorgan 358,442.23 1626 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 344,395.33 1215 7.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 257,185.44 862 5.92%
5 Barclays 252,851.12 991 5.82%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 36,645.46 176 6.31%
2 Deutsche Bank 36,386.11 128 6.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,712.91 97 5.28%
4 BNP Paribas 30,600.75 184 5.27%
5 Barclays 30,394.96 86 5.23%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,398.51 94 8.80%
2 Morgan Stanley 17,329.08 90 7.13%
3 Citi 16,974.50 104 6.98%
4 UBS 16,643.68 66 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,179.39 87 6.66%