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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Cover Story : Sustainable Progress

<p>LESSONS FROM EUROPE   Corporate comprehension of the benefits of going green is far more advanced in Europe than in the US. But America’s businesses could easily catch up.   Stark differences: Europe and the US have taken very different ...</p>


Milestones : Europe’s Ipo Market Slumps

EUROPE     Blowout: EDP Renováveis' stock tumbled more than 20% after its IPO With equity capital markets bankers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market focused on massive rights issues to recapitalize their peers in recent months, ...

Country Report

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL     Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.   Calm before the ...


Milestones : Banks Struggle To Raise Cash

EUROPE               UBS: Its third cash call, this time to investors, was successful.       Almost a year after the US subprime crisis burst onto the wider global stage, Europe’s banks are paying ...

Country Report

Features : Country Report: Greece

COUNTRY REPORT / GREECE   Steady domestic economic growth and significant inward investment are helping Greece battle the headwinds of a tough global economy.   Buoyed by several booming industries, economic growth rates above the European Union average, strong investment ...


Features : Raising Sepa’s Horizons

CORPORATE TOOLBOX — SEPA Six months after SEPA’s introduction, banks are still trying to devise ways to encourage the businesses they serve to jump aboard. Additional optional services may provide the answer.   The introduction of the euro in January ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Newsmakers : Darling’s Approach Winning Out On Global Regulation

UNITED KINGDOM       Darling: Favors a collegiate cross-border regulation system.   Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling has been criticized for his handling of the Northern Rock bailout, and he is the subject of an Internet campaign ...


Newsmakers : Ackermann Proposes Global Overseer

  Germany       Ackermann: Global watchdog could prevent market bubbles Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann suggests that creating a global financial sector watchdog could prevent an encore of the global market storm unleashed by the US subprime crisis. ...


Newsmakers : Airline Aims To Make Friends In High Places

Germany       Hunt: Legacy airlines lock in customers with "bribery" In a move that is clearly aimed at drumming up corporate business, upstart UK-based business-class-only airline Silverjet has rolled out an innovative loyalty program that takes the benefits ...