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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

FX: Central Banks Could Help Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt A favorable ruling by Germany’s constitutional court on the legitimacy of the...

Award Winners

Project Finance and Infrastructure Providers 2012: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt NORTH AMERICA FINANCIAL ADVISER: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group MUFG led the $585 million nonrecourse financing of the Wind Energy Transmission Texas project, and structured a $387 million construction loan for the Lone Star Transmission project, a 329-mile transmission ...


UK: Race Heats Up For Next BOE Governor

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Hawser   The recent Libor scandal in British banking highlighted the power play that is going on behind the scenes as candidates vie for the governorship of the Bank of England when Mervyn King's second ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Country Report: Portugal

PRIME TARGET By Vanessa Drucker Portugal is being held up as a model of reform in meeting its fiscal restructuring targets, but it faces a drag on growth from financial sector deleveraging. Meanwhile, Portuguese firms have become prime ...


New Central Bank Head Unlikely To Appease ECB

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN By Vanessa Drucker The government of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy revealed its character in early June, when it appointed Luis María Linde to become chief of the country's central bank and help restore its reputation. ...


Danish Banks Fire Moody’s For “Business Reasons”

MILESTONES: DENMARK By Gordon Platt Moody’s Investors Service says something is rotten in Denmark’s mortgage industry. The country’s banks are still issuing interest-only loans, years after the real-estate bubble burst. Copenhagen still home to interest-free mortgages Meanwhile, Denmark’s household ...


No Joy For Rajoy

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN By Anita Hawser Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is probably glad he is not running for office at present. Tough task to sort out Spanish banks Photo Credit : MATTHI/ Having swept to power in elections ...