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  • European companies eye coronavirus M&A

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    European companies eye coronavirus M&A

    Companies across Europe are shifting their aspirations from surviving the coronavirus pandemic to making the most of the economic opportunities it may present. Both loan and bond bankers are seeing more requests to help clients fund M&A. In the last few weeks three companies have signed loans linked to acquisitions, and there are expected to be more after the summer.

  • Capital markets ready for insurer financing as FCA case ends

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    Capital markets ready for insurer financing as FCA case ends

    The insurance industry is eagerly awaiting the result of a court case which would determine whether they have to pay out Covid-19 claims under basic business interruption policies. If the case goes against them some are expected to hit the capital markets for financing.

Keeping tabs

  • EU: the musical, Hong Kong: the swan song, and a menacing ballet

    EU: the musical, Hong Kong: the swan song, and a menacing ballet

    Each week Keeping Tabs beings you the most interesting and entertaining reading from around the web that we have uncovered. This week, the perils of the EU recovery fund through the lens of the subject of Broadway's hottest show, a menacing whiteness of swans and a grim view of Hong Kong's future in finance.

  

  

People & Markets

  • Commerz warns on corona impact for corporate clients

    Commerz warns on corona impact for corporate clients

    Commerzbank expects its corporate division to remain under pressure from the coronavirus crisis in the second half of the year, after a second quarter where international firms rushed to take out debt products but the bank was stung by a large single provision, understood to relate to disgraced payments company, Wirecard.

  • SG finds new head for investment bank

    SG finds new head for investment bank

    Slawomir Krupa will replace Séverin Cabannes to lead Société Générale’s global banking and investor solutions (GBIS) activities from next year. The division reported a net loss of €604m in the first half of the year.

  • Market welcomes new Natixis CEO Namias

    Market welcomes new Natixis CEO Namias

    Investors appeared positive on Natixis's prospects on Tuesday morning after the replacement of François Riahi as chief executive with Nicolas Namias. Meanwhile, the bank has said it will reposition its equities division after it endured another tough quarter.

  

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