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Saving the world, one bond at a time

Saving the world, one bond at a time

It is rare for financial market professionals to feel they are helping to save the world, but a new capital markets deal from the World Bank to help the poorest countries cope with pandemics might be doing just that

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Some investors buy even as ECB sparks bond market falls

Some investors buy even as ECB sparks bond market falls

While economists debate the likely path to reduction in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) swollen €4.2 trillion balance sheet, debt capital markets investors continue to buy long-dated bonds from sovereign, supranational and agency issuers.

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Regulation: Chile to adopt Basel III

Regulation: Chile to adopt Basel III

Implementation of global standard will lead to higher tier-1 capital levels; banks well capitalized but predictions of sovereign downgrades cloud outlook.