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Goldman learns lessons and prospers

Lloyd Fonzie Blankfein

Three years after its first foray into the Islamic capital markets ended without a sale, investors piled in to buy sukuk debt from Goldman Sachs on Monday, as the bank joined the governments of Hong Kong and the U.K. in selling debut Shariah-compliant bonds this year.

Two firms in expansion mode

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) plans to boost its capital-markets business in India and will hire bankers to increase syndicated lending and bond origination.

UBS revamps debt capital markets business

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UBS has revamped its debt capital markets business, launching an 'Event Driven Team' for its corporate business and merging its financial institutions liability management and capital solutions teams.

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C Suisse downgraded

Fitch Ratings downgraded Credit Suisse's long-term default rating by a notch to A-minus and its viability rating to a-minus from a, citing the bank's reliance on difficult capital markets.