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  • Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Nigeria-based multilateral development bank (MDBs), has emerged at the forefront of regional coronavirus rescue efforts, providing financing for emergency hospitals, medical aid and more. As Africa finds itself at the centre of global calls for emergency financing and debt relief, the AFC’s chief executive, Samaila Zubairu, talks to GlobalCapital about the bank’s response to the crisis, how its own fundraising plans have been affected, and the future of Chinese capital in the region.

  • Pandemic threatens M&A pipeline

    Pandemic threatens M&A pipeline

    The coronavirus will depress mergers and acquisitions activity, hurt advisory revenues and change the emphasis of deal-making in 2020, writes David Rothnie.

  • HSBC creates GBM unit to ditch RWAs

    HSBC creates GBM unit to ditch RWAs

    Thierry Roland has been picked to lead HSBC’s new RWA Optimisation Unit, where the bank will put assets that do not meet its return requirement.

  • The end of the road for roadshows

    The end of the road for roadshows

    The shock of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has forced some rapid thinking among capital markets participants. Almost the first impact has been on travel.

  • HSBC’s restructuring: is it enough though?

    HSBC’s restructuring: is it enough though?

    HSBC’s corporate finance staff have survived its restructuring largely unscathed, but the more ambitious among them will see the bank’s plans as a missed opportunity, writes David Rothnie. And with no answer yet on the identity of the next full-time CEO, the uncertainty is not over.

  • ECM and cash equity trading unaffected by HSBC cuts

    ECM and cash equity trading unaffected by HSBC cuts

    HSBC will not be making cuts to its equity capital markets or its equity trading capabilities after announcing the results of a strategic review on Tuesday. The bank will be reducing headcount in sales and research, but said that its execution ability in ECM will not be affected in any way.

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