2012

Global Salon

WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

By Matt Greco

Global Finance sat down with Martin Fridson, high-yield market specialist and global credit strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management, in early December to get his take on US and global debt markets during one ...

2011

Madeira Debts Add To Portuguese Concerns

MILESTONES: PORTUGAL

By Matt Greco

With the government of Portugal announcing one austerity measure after another to meet IMF-imposed budgetary guidelines and as the rating agencies hack away at the credit-worthiness of the country’s financial institutions, new revelations of ...

Strong Investor Interest In Irish Bonds

MILESTONES: IRELAND

By Matt Greco

In Ireland each day’s financial developments seem to bring either a positive surprise or a mild disappointment.

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Irish four- and eight-year bond sales in September generated the greatest one-day increase in price in international ...

Tackling Protectionism Issues In Cross-border M&A

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Protectionist issues in cross-border M&A; seem to be morphing into concerns about national security, according to a panel of three distinguished M&A; professionals who participated in an interactive live video webcast, Cross Border M ...

US Growth Boosts High-Yield’s Appeal

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: CORPORATE DEBT

By Matt Greco

The European sovereign and related bank debt crises should have only a minimal effect on the high-yield market in 2011.

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The main reason: About 85% of the market still consists of debt ...

FX: Concerns Linger After Currency War

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

By Matt Greco

Things may not look quite as bleak as they did a couple of months ago when there was talk—however irresponsible—of currency wars as trade war by other means, but international ...

Better Climate May Trigger Listing Boom

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRs

By Matt Greco

A hot start to the year is suggesting that equity markets worldwide may be setting the stage for a return to a 2007- like frenzy during which they entertain all manner ...