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  • Emerging markets rally poised on a knife edge

    Analysts warn of dim outlook for asset class as risk appetite falters

    • 05 Dec 2011
  • Banks throw down gauntlet on Greek debt deal

    IIF chief Charles Dallara urges eurozone leaders to uphold Brussels agreement

    • 16 Nov 2011
  • EM VIDEO: Markets turn on Italy as G20 summit fails

    Leaders in Cannes failed to agree measures to stop the spread of contagion

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • Hopes dashed as G20 ends in failure

    Global leaders failed to agree on concrete measures to put an end to the eurozone debt crisis at the G20 Summit in Cannes

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • G20 ‘failed to meet development promises’

    Leading charities have accused the G20 of not delivering on its development promises

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • Sarkozy talks up progress on international monetary reform

    G20 chair Nicolas Sarkozy insisted that significant progress was made in Cannes on international monetary system reform, despite criticism over its lack of substance

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • EU to impose financial tax in 2012

    European leaders pledged to introduce a financial transactions tax despite continued opposition from prominent G20 members

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • ‘Too big to fail’ banks to put aside extra capital

    New rules unveiled in Cannes will require 29 systemically important banks to put aside extra capital and draw up contingency plans in the event of collapse

    • 05 Nov 2011
  • Greece concerns persist despite referendum U-turn

    The Greek political situation continued to cast a shadow over the G20 summit in Cannes, despite its referendum U-turn

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Gates: Don’t use FTT to bail out Greece

    Bill Gates has urged politicians to use the proceeds from a financial transaction tax to fight poverty and disease

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Euro woes ‘already hitting’ EM trade, finance

    Trade and financial flows to emerging markets have already been affected by the European crisis, according to banking groups

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Business chiefs warn on financial reform dangers

    The proposed financial regulatory reform agenda risks undermining attempts to boost the real economy, leading business figures warn

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • G20 poised to back IMF resource hike

    Leaders look set to back a significant boost to the IMF’s resources in Cannes on Friday

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • EM VIDEO: G20 chiefs look to IMF for Euro crisis cure

    Leaders seek grand bargain as Cannes summit enters final stretch

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • FINANCIAL REGULATION: Through a glass darkly

    Hopes remain high for meaningful progress towards a new financial regulatory system at this year’s G20 summit, but divisions between banks and regulators continue to cloud the picture

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • G20: One for all

    The euro crisis will dominate the G20’s Cannes summit. But stark divisions between nations over policy also risk undermining the effectiveness of the group in tackling the deeper challenges facing the global economy

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Developing countries downplay G20 legitimacy concerns

    Poor nations have given their cautious backing to the G20, despite concerns that the group’s limited representation would undermine its effectiveness

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Growth deal draws close

    The G20 is poised to finalize a joint action plan on Friday, in a bid to revive growth and employment

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • Japan defends currency intervention

    Prime minister Yoshihiko Noda justified Japan’s decision to intervene in currency markets to his counterparts on Thursday, a senior Japanese official has revealed

    • 04 Nov 2011
  • EM VIDEO: Euro Fears Hijack G20 Summit

    A sharply escalating eurozone crisis overshadows talks as leaders gather in Cannes

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • EUROZONE CRISIS: Trial by fire

    Last week’s deal to save the eurozone left many questions unanswered – and failed to put an end to the crisis. As markets convulse following a shock move by Greece, time is running out for the single currency

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Former European leaders urge growth, not austerity

    Any resolution of Europe’s fiscal, banking and political crisis must prioritize growth, a group of former European heads of state has warned

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Business leaders urge greater G20 effectiveness

    The G20 needs to do a better job of managing the global economy, promoting growth, stimulating trade and investment and reforming the international monetary system, business leaders have warned.

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Row over financial tax ‘set to erupt’

    Divisions over plans to introduce a financial transaction tax are likely to surface at the G20 Summit in Cannes

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Zoellick: Don’t expect a Chinese silver bullet

    China and other emerging countries won’t ride to Europe’s rescue in Cannes this week, World Bank president Robert Zoellick told Emerging Markets

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Warning issued over protectionism surge

    Protectionism by G20 member countries is on the rise despite pledges to maintain open trade relationships, new figures seen by Emerging Markets reveal

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • China, Japan ‘to pledge conditional eurozone support’

    Chinese and Japanese support for a eurozone bailout fund will come with strings attached and only once the fine print becomes clear, senior figures have suggested

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • GLOBAL ECONOMY: On the line

    While the eurozone crisis continues to cast its shadow, the more profound challenge facing policymakers is how to kick-start global growth

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Euro fears hijack G20 summit

    The escalating crisis in the eurozone is expected to force leaders in Cannes to take bold action to prevent a breakup of the single currency - or to limit the fallout of a Greek exit

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Calls grow for G20 to boost IMF

    There is mounting speculation that G20 leaders will agree to double the IMF’s resources to combat a burgeoning economic and financial crisis

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Leaders defiant on euro bailout deal

    Political and business leaders insisted last night that existing eurozone rescue plan was enough, despite mounting uncertainty and signs of contagion

    • 03 Nov 2011
  • Talks over IMF lending boost inch forward

    Finance ministers from leading emerging economies have expressed willingness to provide the IMF with additional funding, but a deal is unlikely this month

    • 13 Oct 2011
  • EM VIDEO: Euro fears grow as IMF talks fall short

    Hopes dashed for swift action on euro crisis as Fund’s meeting ends

    • 24 Sep 2011
  • Banks rule out further eurozone debt haircuts

    Deutsche Bank chairman Josef Ackermann says that banks won’t commit to further write-downs of Greek or other troubled sovereign eurozone debt

    • 24 Sep 2011
  • Weber urges further cuts to solve crisis

    Former Bundesbank president Axel Weber called for consolidation not further bailouts and argued against an IMF capital increase

    • 24 Sep 2011
  • Tougher bank regulations ‘won’t harm growth’

    A leading central bank governor has poured scorn on claims by banks that tougher regulations would choke global growth

    • 24 Sep 2011
  • Battle lines drawn over Europe at IMF meeting

    Fundamental disagreement between eurozone and non-European policymakers hampered efforts to resolve the crisis at this year’s IMF gathering and could exacerbate the situation in the coming weeks

    • 24 Sep 2011
  • CHINA: Moving targets

    China’s approach to migrant labour is changing in a way that could transform the lives of hundreds of millions of workers. It could also help fundamentally rebalance the world’s second-largest economy

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Gates backs ‘Robin Hood’ financial tax

    Support is growing among policymakers and business leaders for a financial transactions tax, with Bill Gates the latest to throw his weight behind plans

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • SAUDI ARABIA: A delicate balance

    High oil prices are no longer a luxury for Saudi Arabia – they’re a necessity

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • MICROFINANCE: Bloodied but unbowed

    Microfinance has followed a remarkable year with 12 of its worst months to date. But as the industry comes under attack, its significance is unlikely to wane.

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • BALTICS: Back from the brink

    After years of deep and bitter reforms, the Baltic states say they’re ready for anything – even another global financial crisis

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • ‘Don’t kill Doha,’ trade experts tell world leaders

    It would be a disaster if the Doha development round of trade talks is abandoned, according to its chief architect

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • EM VIDEO: Ex US Treasury Chief Summers says crisis graver than 2008

    Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says Eurozone debt crisis is gravest threat to financial system in two decades

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • ‘Disappointment’ after Arab Spring is a key risk

    Policymakers in post-revolution countries in the Middle East will have to contend with public disappointment at the perceived slow progress of reforms, a senior World Bank director has warned

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Crisis upsets development progress

    A renewed economic downturn could mean that many poor countries miss their Millennium Development Goals targets, Senior World Bank economists have warned

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Asian central banks switch focus to growth

    Inflation pressures have subsided and the primary focus is now on sustaining growth amid the global slowdown, leading Asian central bankers have said

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • TRADE: From Cairo to the Cape

    A free trade area for Africa is still many years away – if at all. In the meanwhile, efforts to promote regional trade are finally bearing fruit.

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Summers sounds alarm on systemic risks

    Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warned in an interview with Emerging Markets that the current crisis poses an even more “ominous” threat than the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • This time will be different, Mexican minister insists

    Despite its heavy exposure to the US, Mexico’s economy can withstand a renewed global slowdown, finance minister Jose Antonio Meade insisted

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Okonjo-Iweala confident on Nigeria SWF launch

    Nigeria’s finance minister has insisted that the country’s sovereign wealth fund will launch next month, despite opposition from state governors

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Row erupts over eurozone crisis response

    Global finance leaders clashed over how to resolve the European sovereign debt crisis at the IMF meetings in Washington this weekend

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • ARGENTINA: Business as usual

    With a landslide showing in August’s primary elections, the re-election of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner seems assured. So too does an economic platform that includes more of the same

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • VIETNAM: Wounded tiger

    Soaring inflation and currency devaluation have led many to question whether Vietnam’s leaders have the will to make the reforms necessary for the nation to fulfil its economic potential

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Concerns over China’s ‘asymmetric bargaining power’

    African nations may suffer from “asymmetrical” bargaining power with China, World Bank officials and transparency campaigners have warned

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Fund pledges bold action to restore confidence

    The IMF’s policy board vowed that the Fund would play a lead role in the international response to the crisis in a bid to restore confidence to battered global markets

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • African ministers alarmed at economic uncertainty

    Finance ministers from smaller African nations warned that the immense uncertainty shrouding the global policy landscape could have severe consequences on their economies

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Tunisia ‘has the funds to underpin transition’

    Tunisia has secured commitments for significant multilateral funding and will launch two stimulus funds next year, finance minister Jaloul Ayed said in an interview with Emerging Markets

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • CIC: don’t count on us to save eurozone

    China’s sovereign wealth fund won’t invest in new bonds to support the eurozone rescue, CIC president Gao Xiqing has warned

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • CREDIT RATING AGENCIES: Under the influence

    Public anger at credit rating agencies has reawakened calls for a drastic reduction of their powers and for greater accountability. But a lack of credible alternatives suggests the solution to poor financial regulation may lie elsewhere

    • 23 Sep 2011
  • Rising rice prices reignite food policy concerns

    With rice prices hitting a 30-month high, food policy experts are calling for renewed measures to forestall price volatility and ensure better management of physical stocks

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • ‘Hold our feet to the fire,’ Bank tells citizens

    The World Bank plans to make public millions of internal documents, as well as to divert funds directly to civil society organizations

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Banking system must ‘shrink by a quarter’

    The global banking system needs to shrink to be sustainable, a senior executive at global fund manager Blackrock has warned

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • ZIMBABWE: Limits of recovery

    Unless Zimbabwe can find a way to cure its political paralysis and to increase savings and investment, its dollarization-driven recovery could prove short-lived

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • FINANCIAL CENTRES: Curb your enthusiasm

    What regional turmoil means for the Gulf’s financial hubs

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • RUSSIA: Tightening the grip

    The failure of two Russian banks over the past year and the departure of the banking regulator have raised awkward questions about the sector – and its management

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • African bank chief urges ‘radical’ eurozone solution

    Developed nations need the kind of radical reforms that its governments imposed on Africa during the 1980s to escape the current crisis, African Development Bank chief Donald Kaberuka told Emerging Markets

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Côte d’Ivoire committed to repay

    The Ivorian government will repay its commercial debt obligations, finance minister Charles Koffi Diby told Emerging Markets

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Brazil vows continued currency intervention

    Central bank governor Alexandre Tombini has said he will not hesitate to intervene further to stem rapid depreciation of the Brazilian real

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Britain reaffirms aid-spending pledge

    The financial crisis makes it even more important for Britain to protect its overseas aid budget from spending cuts, development minister Andrew Mitchell told Emerging Markets

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Banking chief upbeat about CEE despite concerns

    Central and Eastern Europe’s banking sector is better-equipped to withstand a crisis than it was in 2008-9, the head of one of the region’s largest banks maintained

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Crisis veteran urges firmer leadership

    Former Citigroup banker and veteran of previous financial crises Bill Rhodes urged financial leaders on Friday to take decisive action to tackle the eurozone crisis

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Poverty definition will not penalize the poor, Indian official says

    A controversial new definition of poverty will no see the country’s poor lose out, a senior Indian official has insisted

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • IMF calls for fiscal restraint in LatAm

    A senior IMF official has urged Latin American policymakers to maintain fiscal discipline in their efforts to mitigate the impact of the unfolding global economic challenge

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Interview with Nouriel Roubini

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Risk of depression is ‘huge’, Roubini warns

    Policymakers are repeating the mistakes of the 1930s by failing to take bold action in the face of a renewed crisis, economist Nouriel Roubini said

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • SOUTH AFRICA: State of development

    A fight over foreign investment in South Africa has laid bare tensions at the highest levels of policymaking. It has also shown up deeper fears about how long a country can sustain wide income and opportunity gaps

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • SYRIA: From within

    After six months of popular uprising, the Syrian state is no longer the impregnable fort it once was. Something irreversible may be under way as citizens – as well as the broader region – begin to contemplate life after Assad

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • GCC: United we stand?

    The GCC states have demonstrated greater unity in response to the Arab Spring, but potential trouble may lie ahead

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • PAKISTAN: Day of reckoning

    Pakistan’s economic stewards insist its vulnerabilities are limited. But a growing number of experts fear that without urgent action Pakistan’s large and persistent fiscal deficit could spell the economy’s undoing

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • G20: onus on eurozone to find crisis solution

    World financial leaders on Friday urged swift action on the European debt crisis, but stressed that responsibility lay with eurozone politicans to find an immediate solution

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS: Once bitten

    Cast as the saviours of capitalism during the dark days of the financial crisis three years ago, sovereign wealth funds have so far avoided the limelight during recent market turmoil. But whether they stay in the shadows will depend more on politics than sound investment strategy

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • EUROZONE CRISIS: Survival of the fittest

    European leaders have to take decisive action to show they can handle the crisis – or resign themselves to the inevitable break-up of the euro

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • OFFSHORE RMB: Red herring?

    Recent months have seen an outsized level of excitement in global financial markets over the sale in Hong Kong of so-called ‘dim sum’ bonds. But there is reason to question the true scale of the offshore renminbi market and its potential growth

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • EUROZONE/ECB: Another man’s poison

    Mario Draghi is poised to take over an institution facing an unenviable set of challenges

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • Regulators warn on shadow banking risks

    Mounting liquidity concerns in developed world banking sectors could drive further growth of the shadow banking sector, regulators have warned

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • ADB head stresses Asia’s resilience

    Asian Development Bank president Haruhuko Kuroda insists that Asia can weather the gather global economic storms

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • EM VIDEO: G20 passes the buck as crisis gathers pace

    Fearing a deep recession in the eurozone and US could trigger a global depression, the world looked to the G20 for solutions, but no answers were forthcoming

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • BRAZIL: Turn of the tide

    Brazil’s surprise interest rate cut indicates that the government mix between monetary policy and fiscal policy is changing – as well as greater cooperation at the top

    • 22 Sep 2011
  • World Bank rebuffs land-grabbing claims

    The International Finance Corporation has rejected criticisms from campaigners that its projects aimed at increasing foreign investment in Africa have facilitated land-grabbing by multinationals and large food importers

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • India feels capital flows pressure

    Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee warns of looming currency wars, but policymakers insist they have no immediate plans to implement capital controls

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • Private investment is key to bank capital – Viñals

    Banks should turn to private sector funding sources first as they seek to build stronger capital buffers, a senior IMF official has suggested

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • BELARUS: End game

    Dual economic and political crises in Belarus have forced the question of when, not if, the country’s economic model will break down – and what will follow

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • Brics fail to agree on rescue plan

    Leading emerging market policymakers in Washington on Thursday failed to announce much anticipated plans to shore up confidence and prevent a global downturn

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • Market fears explode

    Radical policy action is needed to prevent a mass market sell-off escalating into a fresh global financial crisis, Pimco chief executive Mohamed El-Erian warned in an interview with Emerging Markets

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • FINANCIAL REGULATORS: Wayward talent

    Doubts are growing over whether watchdogs can attract the best minds to fulfil an increasingly fraught mandate

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • World Bank mulls witness protection scheme

    A proposed global witness protection programme could play a major role in its mission to root out fraud, a senior Bank official told Emerging Markets

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • Nigerian top team unites to confront vested interests

    Leading Nigerian policymakers have pledged to push through much-needed structural reforms, despite the likelihood of a backlash from vested interests

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • Egypt sees IMF funds as ‘last resort’

    While a $3 billion IMF standby facility remains on the table, Egyptian policymakers insist that they will only take it up as a last resort

    • 21 Sep 2011
  • IMF: At the crossroads

    Christine Lagarde faces the challenge of restoring the IMF’s credibility while ensuring it remains at the frontline of global crisis response. Doing so may require substantially more resources – but also buy-in from the very shareholders who were left embittered by her selection process

    • 21 Sep 2011

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 90.95 318 9.08%
2 Citi 79.28 298 7.91%
3 BofA Securities 67.23 266 6.71%
4 Barclays 59.53 235 5.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 48.52 170 4.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4.09 13 10.66%
2 BofA Securities 3.98 14 10.39%
3 Citi 3.21 13 8.39%
4 Commerzbank Group 2.27 8 5.92%
5 Deutsche Bank 2.16 16 5.64%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Credit Suisse 2.84 5 13.11%
2 JPMorgan 1.90 14 8.76%
3 Barclays 1.75 12 8.06%
4 Morgan Stanley 1.69 11 7.78%
5 Citi 1.63 13 7.55%