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Is the SPAC boom over?

June 21, 2021

A wave of special purpose acquisition company deals have helped take the US equity capital and M&A markets to new heights, but there are signs the surge is tailing off. 

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London remains a key market for SocGen, says its UK head

June 17, 2021

French bank has big plans for the UK market in key areas such as energy transition and ESG, says Christophe Lattuada.

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Which way will the US Fed jump?

June 17, 2021

The direction of US Treasury yields will depend on the way that the Fed exits from its ultra-loose monetary policy.

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EIB bond pushes blockchain boundaries

June 14, 2021

The European Investment Bank’s first digital bond is a milestone in capital markets’ adoption of both distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies. 

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HSBC leads landmark SLB for Greece’s largest electricity provider

June 14, 2021

Europe’s first sustainability-linked bond for a high yield issuer will enable Public Power Corporation to accelerate its green energy transition.

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Minority-owned investment banks increase share in US corporate bond markets

June 8, 2021

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms are playing a more prominent role in corporate bond issuance. But will it prove to be a long-term shift? 

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Will the CSRD help banks hit new sustainability targets?

May 21, 2021

Once the EU directive is implemented, banks should be able to access much more granular climate data from companies.

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Citi’s small, but perfectly formed, $100m bond raise for Unicef has a big impact

May 19, 2021

The unusual deal involved Citi’s private bank and enabled the UN agency to finance marketing activity promoting its vital work. 

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Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech future

May 19, 2021

Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services.

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Sustainable ABS: as easy as ABC?

May 18, 2021

Green and social securitisation transactions are starting to break through. Is this market on the cusp of taking off?

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