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  • When a rose by any other name is asked to leave

    The theory of nominative determinism states that people tend to take jobs that fit their names: John Baker becomes a baker, Ted Milk becomes a dairy farmer, Fakey McBlowhard becomes a politician. But there are also names that are valuable, not so much because they affect your career choices but because there’s a good chance you might get confused for someone else.

    • 22 Oct 2020
  • China’s sovereign bond: a missed SRI opportunity

    China wowed investors last week with a $6bn 144A bond amid a trade war with the US, but it missed a chance to solidify its credentials in the socially responsible bond market.

    • 20 Oct 2020
  • Rubio is wrong to want to block Ant IPO

    US senator Marco Rubio wants his government to find a way to delay the listing of Ant Group, even though it is happening outside of the US. The move would undoubtedly be bad news for US banks but it also appears to offer little upside to politicians.

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • Breaking news: Friends keep secrets too

    Sometimes, it seems, the best way to get to know a friend is not through drinks, but from the news.

    • 08 Oct 2020
  • Asian bond issuers: time is running out

    Asian borrowers looking to tap the international dollar bond market this year have only a small window of opportunity to raise funds. They should act quickly.

    • 06 Oct 2020