The world’s elite AAA-rated bond issuers will need to be fast on their feet to get the best deals in 2002.
While Italy’s conventional banks struggle to achieve scale and market share at home and abroad, Ennio Doris continues to steer his Mediolanum organization to greater prominence.
Not so long ago touted as a major growth area, the market for bonds issued by European regions and municipalities has proved to be a steady rather than spectacular performer, with old stagers such as the German Länder dominant and newcomers rare.
Last year was marvellous for the debt markets.
Around the world, cash-strapped governments are following the UK in turning to public-private partnerships to fund projects.
With Asia already suffering from the global economic slowdown before September 11, which companies manage to stand out as the region’s most resilient performers? Euromoney’s sixth annual poll of Asia’s best companies explores which are the cream of the crop and why they are regarded as the region’s leaders.
Germany’s big four private-sector banks have enormous assets but dismal profitability, return on equity and market share and weak cost control.
Will Argentina spread ideological contagion across the whole of Latin America, prompting a revolt against free markets? Or does it show the failure of the political elite?
The Turkish banking system is well on the way into restructuring and consolidation that optimists argue will make for a lucrative investment story.
Investing in credit need not be rocket science.
The fastest-growing part of the credit markets is not bonds, loans or commercial paper.