Fears of oversupply fade in Europe.
In 2005, while issuers, underwriters, rating agencies and regulators have still been grappling with the question of covered bond identity, investor concerns have been more basic – spreads, yields, and the arrival of new investors.
Investors want growth and are impatient to get it.
The European Union is introducing the first uniform covered bond legislation.
Erste Bank launches The New Europe Blue Chip Index, covering the largest C&E European stocks traded on the Vienna stock exchange.
Turkey looks set to be the next great EU convergence play.
The M&A boom is good news for equity capital markets.
Dismissing the official charged with setting up a debt agency sends the wrong signals at home and abroad.
Investors are pushing bank CEOs to produce growth.