Capital markets: How to enter China

Capital markets: How to enter China

January 15, 2020

Foreign banks hoping to break into China’s capital markets will have their chance at the end of 2020, but muscling in on primary capital markets could prove expensive and risky.

Asia unprepared for end of Libor

Asia unprepared for end of Libor

January 15, 2020

How much work have Asian banks put in to get ready for the end of Libor on December 31, 2021? Senior bankers admit that not much progress has been made.

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps

January 15, 2020

Even on a busy day, you can hear a pin drop at the Cambodia Securities Exchange, but with a handful of new share listings and more bond issues expected in 2020, investors can hope for a slightly livelier scene.

Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2019: HSBC proves its mettle

Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2019: HSBC proves its mettle

January 14, 2020

When a bank performs well during a strong year for equity markets, it’s easy to say it is just going with the flow, but when a firm gives clients the best advice during turbulent times, it proves its worth.

Malaysia: Lim finds revolution hard going

Malaysia: Lim finds revolution hard going

January 13, 2020

Toppling a political dynasty is one thing, stabilizing Malaysia’s corruption-riddled finances is quite another, as finance minister Lim Guan Eng has discovered in his first 18 months in the job.

Stock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd

Stock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd

January 13, 2020

The government has big ambitions when it comes to the financial sector, but a second stock exchange, launched as part of a bold plan to turn the country into a Dubai on the Steppes, is a big ask when it comes to developing the nation’s capital markets.

Hong Kong: Chan aims to maintain financial order

Hong Kong: Chan aims to maintain financial order

January 13, 2020

Hong Kong’s Financial Services under-secretary is a rare species: a government official willing to talk to the media, despite holding such a tough job of keeping the SAR’s markets operating smoothly in a time of chaos.

Israel sells $3 billion bond as regional tensions abate

Israel sells $3 billion bond as regional tensions abate

January 10, 2020

Israel has taken orders of $20 billion for its first Eurobond of the year, despite the deadly strike on an Iranian general that threatened to push simmering Middle Eastern tensions to boiling point in early January.

CLO market: Corporate distress? Bring it on

CLO market: Corporate distress? Bring it on

December 13, 2019

It is an almost unchallenged truth that the next crisis will be triggered by over-leveraged corporate borrowers crumbling under the weight of cheap debt that they have taken on over the last decade.

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SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

March 25, 2019

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

Donald Trump: special focus

Donald Trump: special focus

March 18, 2019

What has Trump's presidency meant for banking and financial markets? Unsurprisingly, things haven't gone as expected.

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

December 03, 2018

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.