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Despite the challenges posed by falling revenues that have become endemic to oil-dependent Middle East economies as of late, the region’s finance markets have seen 2019 as a largely positive year. But the outlook is far less certain in 2020, according to a number of regional and international investors, bankers, advisors and corporate chiefs who spoke with Bonds & Loans on a recent research trip…
11 Oct 2019
Bonds & Loans examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across Africa following a research trip to the region.
10 Oct 2019
Back in 2016, Brazilian steel maker Usiminas looked to be entering dire straits: the company was forced to renegotiate 92% of its debt and has been absent from the international bond markets since 2008. But as net debt fell to BRL5.5bn in 2019, its amortisation schedule improved and global funding conditions became more favourable amid rate cuts, the steelmaker returned to the international…
4 Oct 2019
Following the conclusion of the divestment of its downstream and power generation businesses, Bonds & Loans speaks with Idris Olufowobi, Chief Financial Officer of recently formed Forte Upstream Services Ltd. about the company’s funding objectives and challenges, and discusses why the company is assessing a move into the exploration & production space.
17 Sep 2019