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UBS and ECM: A public-private partnership

UBS and ECM: A public-private partnership

Banks’ third-quarter results show fixed income trading still depressed and CIB revenues mostly down, but UBS is looking remarkably perky, especially in equity capital markets.

UK’s Provident shows risks of tech enthusiasm

UK’s Provident shows risks of tech enthusiasm

Europe’s banking industry should pay attention to the woes of Provident Financial – its problems go to the heart of how to modernize a lending model without destroying the franchise, losing workers and racking up credit losses.

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Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

If you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, one sure-fire winner is pensions, but it is the $25.2 trillion in pension assets that fuel global capital markets and there needs to be some serious thinking on how they will work in the future.

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Despite political shocks, the issuers of ‘safe’ government debt will continue to have the upper hand over the bond vigilantes, and the great financial repression will continue.

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IPO: Hong Kong literary book has many pages

IPO: Hong Kong literary book has many pages

The capital markets highlight of November in Asia was the Hong Kong IPO of Tencent spinoff China Literature, which raised HK$8.3 billion ($1.1 billion), was 600 times oversubscribed and shot up 70% on its first day of trading.