Shine A Little Light On Me

FOCUS — EQUITY DERIVATIVES   By Gordon Platt   New regulation should improve transparency in the increasingly popular equity derivatives market.   The financial reforms signed into law by President Obama on July 21 will substantially change the way many ...

Emerging Market Deals Boost M&A

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   Emerging markets accounted for nearly one-third of global mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2010, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters. M&A; activity involving companies ...

Top Firms Spurn Bank Finance

EUROPE   By Anita Hawser   No thank you: Companies reject costly bank loans Investment-grade companies are shunning bank lending and opting instead for the bond markets in order to raise financing, a report by Fitch Ratings says. Based on ...

Mergers & Acquisitions

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   CORPORATE FINANCE FOCUS   CHINA AND INDIA'S COMPETITION FOR RESOURCES CAUSING RISE IN CROSS-BORDER ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   Mergers and acquisitions in emerging markets are heating up, and China and ...

Global Equities / DR

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS   IPOS PULLED FOLLOWING MARKET DECLINES   By Gordon Platt   A sharp drop in world equity markets triggered a host of cancellations and postponements of planned initial public offerings in early May. Many of ...

Corporate Debt

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — CORPORATE DEBT   ISSUANCE EBBS IN VOLATILE MARKET   By Gordon Platt   Reverberations from the debt crisis in Greece rattled through the corporate debt market in early May, causing extremely volatile conditions that disrupted what ...

Exchange-Traded Derivatives

DERIVED VALUE   Global Finance brings together a group of industry leaders to discuss the prospects for the exchange-traded derivatives market.   Moderated by Joseph Giarraputo     Global Finance: The global financial system has come through a near-death experience. ...

Hitting a Wall of Debt

COVER STORY: CORPORATE DEBT   A gargantuan wall of debt coming due over the next few years could impede all but the highest-rated corporations’ efforts to refinance their debt.   By Jonathan Gregson   Just as the United States and ...

Corporate Finance: M&A

EMERGING MARKETS M&A; RISES SHARPLY   By Gordon Platt   Mergers and acquisitions involving companies in emerging markets more than doubled in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching $183 billion, according to ...

Corporate Finance: M&A

BANKRUPT MALL OPERATOR WEIGHS OFFERS   By Gordon Platt   Simon Property Group, the largest US mall operator, is seeking to take over rival General Growth Properties and take it out of bankruptcy. The battle of the mall operators has ...

Corporate Finance: Corporate Debt

HIGH-YIELD DEFAULT RATE COMING DOWN   By Gordon Platt   The high-yield bond spread over US treasury securities is narrowing in anticipation of a steep decline in the default rate for below-investment-grade companies.   Once the corporate sector is capable ...