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New Development Bank Places RMB5bn ‘Coronabond’ in Interbank Market to Help Finance Chinese Healthcare Initiatives

The New Development Bank (NDB) raised RMB5bn in the Chinese Interbank bond market at the end of last week, with the proceeds going towards financing public health expenditure to help combat coronavirus in several Chinese provinces.

6 Apr 2020

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Akbank Renews USD510mn Syndicated Loan Despite Market Volatility

Akbank has successfully renewed a USD510mn syndicated loan, marking a rare transaction amidst a volatile market backdrop. With a one-year maturity, the loan priced at LIBOR+2.25%, lower than the previous cost of borrowing on the facility in March last year.

3 Apr 2020

Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in the Capital Markets: A Look at the 2020 Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards Winners

This year’s Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards saw no shortage of firsts as the region’s borrowers and finance professionals pushed the boundaries of the possible through new structures and techniques in a range of transactions.

2 Apr 2020

The Top 10: Latin America’s Deals of the Year

Bookended by a volatile 2018 and an exceedingly turbulent 2020, last year was one of the busiest on record for Latin America’s credit markets, impressing not just by volume and number of transactions but also by their increasing complexity and inventiveness of the structures deployed, making the selections for the Latin America Deals of the Year Awards tougher than ever. Multi-jurisdictional…

1 Apr 2020

The Asian Development Bank Targets Short End of the Curve with USD4.5bn Bond Sale

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) returned to the US dollar markets this week to raise USD4.5bn in fresh 2-year notes, the lender’s largest single-tranche issuance to date.

1 Apr 2020

African Development Bank Sells USD3bn ‘Coronabond’ in Effort to Combat COVID-19 on the Continent

The African Development Bank (AfDB) raised USD3bn through the sale of social sustainability bonds in an effort to finance Africa-based initiatives to combat the spread of COVID-19.

30 Mar 2020

Dangote Cement Moves Forward with Bond Debut

One of Nigeria’s largest companies is moving forward with a debut bond issuance to help raise medium-term funding.

26 Mar 2020

Indonesia Inks USD300mn Financial Reform Deal with World Bank

The World Bank has approved a USD300mn loan deal with Indonesia that will see the South Asian country fund financial sector reforms.

23 Mar 2020

Indorama Inks USD255mn Sustainable Ninja Loan in ‘First’ for Thai Market

Thai petrochemicals giant Indorama Ventures this week signed the country’s first cross-border sustainable ninja loan, it revealed.

18 Mar 2020

Bank Muscat Upsizes USD500mn Loan, Sees Strong Demand Despite Volatile Backdrop

Oman’s Bank Muscat finalised a USD650mn club loan with a syndicate of regional and international lenders this week despite the volatile market backdrop.

16 Mar 2020

CASE STUDY: Russian Railways Rides Through Volatility with Record-Breaking CHF250mn Green Bond

The issuer “boarded the last train” as EM bonds plummeted on the back of coronavirus-related fears, securing the tightest pricing for any Russian corporate issuing in the swiss franc market.

13 Mar 2020

Green Bonds Offer Marginally Lower Yields on Average – MSCI

Green bonds tend to offer 0-2bp lower yield than their conventional counterparts, according to research from MSCI. This is more pronounced in bonds issued by corporates with a higher overall ESG rating.

13 Mar 2020

CASE STUDY: Taweelah Green Loan Underpins Largest Reverse-Osmosis Water Desalination Project in the World

The USD758mn non-recourse project finance facility raised by Saudi-based ACWA Power, a rare green loan from the Middle East, will fund the construction of the Taweelah IWP in Abu Dhabi, which will be the world’s largest reverse-osmosis desalination plant upon completion in 2022.

12 Mar 2020

Russian Railways “Catch the Last Train” with Record-Setting Swiss Franc Green Bond

The new 6-year notes, part of RZD’s green bond programme, priced at a stunning 0.84% just as global markets began shutting down due to coronavirus-related shocks.

11 Mar 2020

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