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Interview with Atsushi Ouchiyama at The Euromoney / ECBC Covered Bond Congress 2019

14 October 2019 |

Atsushi Ouchiyama, Senior Vice President, SMBC speaks to Euromoney Conferences on the sidelines of The Euromoney / ECBC Covered Bond Congress 2019.

Macaskill on markets: SoftBank’s Vision Fund moves into DCM and ECM

14 October 2019 |

SoftBank and its roughly $100 billion Vision Fund face growing questions about their use of leverage and the size of stakes built in technology-related companies.

Sideways: WeWork hasn’t worked

14 October 2019 |

The fiasco of the failed IPO of WeWork has embroiled some of the most prominent figures in global finance, including SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son and JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon.

VTB bets big on digital

11 October 2019 |

VTB has long lagged state-owned rival Sberbank in terms of profitability, but with sanctions limiting access to capital the pressure is on to close the gap – chairman Andrey Kostin explains why digital transformation and aggressive retail growth hold the key to success for Russia’s second-largest lender.

Transaction banking's trailblazers

11 October 2019 |

Driven by changes in technology and many new entrants to the business, transaction banking is no longer a boring, old, but stable revenue earner, chugging along in the background. Instead, trade finance and cash management are becoming an exciting and critical area of banking.

Transaction banking trailblazer: John Laurens, DBS

11 October 2019 |

The bank's group head, global transaction banking says: 'We want to open up the transaction banking landscape.'

Transaction banking trailblazer: Damian Glendinning, Lenovo's former treasurer

11 October 2019 |

The former treasurer at the Chinese multinational technology company says: 'Banks should be concerned.'

African IPOs to set tone for private equity exits

11 October 2019 |

Multilateral Afreximbank is set to become the latest African company to list in London, offering investors a rare chance to take on pan-African exposure, but the mixed performance of recent deals as well as difficult market conditions may make it a tough sale.

Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success

10 October 2019 |

The Latin American nation has gone all-out to rebuild its natural environment over the last three decades, with great results – now it needs the rest of the world to pay attention.

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