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8/23/2017

A number of high-yield bond sales and major leveraged buyout deals are poised to hit the European market next month, prompting concern among some analysts about the increased supply.

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LBO
8/23/2017

Companies in the UK are becoming less confident about hiring workers or investing as they become increasingly concerned about the economic effects of Brexit, according to a report. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation said firms are worried Brexit will cut off their access to the European market and restrict their ability to attract the workers they need from the EU.

8/23/2017

The spread between Italian and German government bond yields is widening, an indication of reviving political concerns and fears that euroscepticism may return.

8/23/2017

Bloomberg has launched a corporate consultancy service, drawing data from its terminals, news service and publications to provide clients with insights and information particularly relevant to marketing and brand development.

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Bloomberg
8/23/2017

Brokerages in London are scrambling to prepare for Europe's revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in a fight to retain business as compliance requires research costs to be charged separately.

8/23/2017

Credit Suisse Group has asked the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to exempt it from risk-capital requirements on non-core businesses that its Strategic Resolution Unit has disposed of recently. Other European banks are monitoring the case as the question of operational risk capital for assets that have been divested is a cause of debate.

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Credit Suisse, FINMA
8/23/2017

The European Central Bank is faced this month with an ever-rising euro and falling German bond yields, along with an upswing in volatility and a stuttering stock market. Columnist Richard Barley writes that the main cause of this awkward combination is deepening political turmoil in the US, which is far beyond ECB control.

8/23/2017

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has received mixed industry response to its bid to offer dual-class shares to attract initial public offerings. ASIFMA supported HKEx's plans, but says restrictions should be placed on who can hold the stocks, sunset clauses and voting rights limits.

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Bloomberg
8/23/2017

China offered further guidance on overseas investment last week showing continued efforts to promote stability, but financial regulations may have as much to do with politics as stability, Henny Sender writes.

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Henny Sender
8/23/2017

Co-organised by GFMA, ASIFMA, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the conference aims to build awareness of green finance and also to ensure that industry views are heard so a green financial system is developed in a way that is workable from a capital markets perspective. Register now given seats are limited!

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