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  • Bond new issues suffer worst start of decade

    Global bond new issue markets have had their slowest start to the year this decade, as anxiety about quantitative easing, interest rate movements and political events like the Greek election have kept issuers out of the market.

    • 29 Jan 2015
  • FHFA vs FHA: Here we go again…

    The US’s Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Federal Housing Administration are locked in yet another round of fisticuffs, with market share as the prize. If the private label RMBS market is to return, the government needs to stop hitting itself.

    • 29 Jan 2015
  • BNP Paribas puts senior syndicate and DCM bankers at risk

    BNP Paribas has placed several senior syndicate and DCM bankers — all involved in the firm's SSA business — at risk, GlobalCapital understands.

    • 28 Jan 2015
  • Draghi delivers: historic QE plan smashes expectations

    It may have been one of the most telegraphed moves in central banking history, but on Thursday, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi finally gave the capital market punters what they wanted and dialled some big numbers. He has promised to “do whatever it takes” to save the euro since July 2012, but now, with the advent of sovereign quantitative easing he is at last walking the walk, to go with the talk.

    • 22 Jan 2015
  • Smiecench departs SG

    Emmanuel Smiecench has left Société Générale where he was head of SSA syndicate in London, covering both emerging market and investment grade deals.

    • 12 Jan 2015