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  • EBA and ESM push for public bad loans scheme

    The chair of the European Banking Authority called on Monday for the establishment of an EU-wide asset management company to deal with non-performing loans, during a seminar held at the European Stability Mechanism's headquarters.

    • 30 Jan 2017
  • HSBC cuts start to hit DCM

    HSBC's planned cuts to its investment bank have started to hit its debt capital markets division, with senior bankers in public sector and FIG origination placed at risk.

    • 27 Jan 2017
  • EIB worries it could be drawn into banking rules

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) asked the EU Commission to keep its exemption from EU banking regulation, in a letter sent on January 12.

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • First bond issue on blockchain for QTC

    Queensland Treasury Corp ran a prototype bond auction on Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s blockchain platform, the bank said on Tuesday. QTC generated a bond tender, viewed investor bids in real time, finalised investment allocation and settled the dummy issue instantly — although it was on both sides of the deal, as sole issuer and investor.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • EIB wants to keep close UK relationship

    Werner Hoyer, president of the European Investment Bank, expressed on Tuesday his hopes that the bank could keep a strong relationship with the UK after it withdraws from the EU.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • Chinese bonds included in new global indices

    Onshore renminbi bonds have been included in a pair of newly created Bloomberg-Barclays indices as momentum for their eventual inclusion in global benchmarks continues to build steam.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • MTN dealers sceptical of costly Origin, but MAR could add value

    Origin, an electronic platform for private placement issuance, went live on Monday. While some dealers believe the system may be too costly for the service it provides, the market abuse regulation (MAR) could make the system more valuable.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • New Indonesian regulations demand bond dealer loyalty

    The Indonesian ministry of finance has announced new regulations mandating bond dealers to act in accordance with the country’s best interests, effective immediately.

    • 11 Jan 2017
  • Ignorance on climate is still rife

    Everyone in debt capital markets has heard of green bonds, and most in the financial world accept that sustainability and greenness are Good Things. But for all the grand commitments and PR initiatives, understanding of the issues is still as hazy as a Beijing smog.

    • 10 Jan 2017
  • New syndicate tech platform passes CBA test

    Investor Access, a platform which allows investors to submit orders for a new bond issue directly into the order book was deployed for the first time last week on a Commonwealth Bank of Australia sterling covered bond. Now work is underway to convince more dealers of the initiative’s worth.

    • 09 Jan 2017