Government hopes delay will not harm investment drive
A new index should provide greater transparency to investors
The chairman of the SEC throws his weight behind Sarbanes-Oxley
The Asian bond markets have given investors an easy ride in the past two years.
Regulator makes new attempt to solve 'legal person' shares overhang
The rumour mill is creating great opportunities for debt vs equity trades
Iran's strong headline economic figures are out of kilter with the weakness of its private sector and feeble foreign direct investment flows.
It's a sure sign of a nervous credit market when even a monoline insurer's spreads can blow out by 30 basis points in a matter of days.
Stock markets are unimpressed by president's pro-business reforms
BNP and SG say they are taking a calculated risk, but can the investment pay off?
Despite a more uncertain rate and credit environment, new issuers and investors continue to enter the covered bond market.
The rapid pace of development in issuance and investment techniques means that the progression of real estate to become a global asset class in its own right is not far away.
Leveraged buyouts and auto company problems are taxing the minds of bond investors, but there's a more insidious form of event risk they should be wary of.
Everyone expected the downgrade of Ford and General Motors to junk status.
China's domestic stock markets are a mess, riddled with inefficient companies, gerrymandered by a meddling government and hamstrung by a vast share overhang.
Combined group has the potential to be a domestic market leader
The New York Stock Exchange's historic deal with electronic rival Archipelago and Nasdaq's acquisition of rival I-Net dramatically reshape US cash equities trading.
With banks more cautious about straight lending and bond spreads tight, real estate securitization through commercial mortgage backed securities is becoming increasingly popular, with conduit issuance taking a growing share of the market.
State banks are geared to an economy that is mainly state controlled and they dominate much of Iran's financial sector.
As investment banks try to cut the cost of research for clients, outsourcing is taking on an ever-increasing and ever more important role in keeping costs under control.
Real estate investment trusts have helped to drive development of the asset class in countries such as the US and Japan.
Many funds say the fall-out from GM/Ford has been overstated
Attention now turns to more complex Al Marai transaction
The largest deal of its kind in Europe will herald an active period in property finance
Other banks are unlikely to follow the US firm's example of advising on both sides of a takeover