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  • EU’s biggest funding test yet to come

    By all measures, the first two transactions of the European Union’s arrival as a supersized issuer in the capital markets were tremendous successes. The order books were world beaters, the new issue premiums were tiny despite the huge deal sizes, and the secondary performance has been incredible. But while it has been plain sailing so far, there are bigger tests ahead.

    • 19 Nov 2020
  • Sustainability-linked convertibles should be welcomed

    Sustainability-linked pricing has arrived in the equity capital markets. This is no bad thing.

    • 19 Nov 2020
  • Green Gilts carry risks as well as benefits

    Will Sir Robert Stheeman become the Green Knight?

    • 12 Nov 2020
  • Bovine exuberance

    It felt like a great weight had been lifted from financial markets this week. Two weights in fact.

    • 12 Nov 2020
  • EU bank supervision: another Monte to climb

    The way the EU handles Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena will yet again set a precedent for other struggling banks.

    • 05 Nov 2020
  • No blue wave but US stimulus still likely

    Just because it seems unlikely that in the US election the Democrats will take both the White House and the Senate, it does not mean that capital markets should become despondent about a fiscal stimulus package that could have reached $2.3tr had the so-called "blue wave" made a clean sweep.

    • 05 Nov 2020