Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

As an ecosystem to support and build the social bond brand starts to emerge, could the market outstrip its green cousin? There is a good chance, given the breadth of problems and the financing needs behind them.

The rehabilitation of Belarus

The rehabilitation of Belarus

In a yield-hungry world, what could be more appetizing to investors than a nation with stability offering 7% on its Eurobonds?

How to fix Hong Kong’s markets

How to fix Hong Kong’s markets

Everyone has a complaint about how Hong Kong’s markets are run, whether it is cornerstones, regulation, secret orders, or simply poor performance.

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.

SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair.

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