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A Nigerian sukuk could outperform its Eurobonds

Nigerian Eurobonds are providing investors with high yields, but they come with added risk due to the state of Nigeria’s economy. The country is trying to stem a revenue loss from low commodity prices. Further Eurobond issuances are planned but are likely to be affected by oil woes. A sukuk issuance in May could fare better.

29 Jan 2016

Qatar could issue sukuk as early as March

Sukuk issuances from the Middle East are expected to increase in 2016, but few are likely to receive as much interest as Qatar if it re-joins the international debt capital markets after a four-year hiatus.

27 Jan 2016

Sharjah issues 5 year sukuk amidst declining demand for Islamic bonds

The Government of Sharjah has issued a benchmark 5 year dollar denominated sukuk. Competition from other issuers could affect its popularity among investors, alongside current market conditions and regional issues.

21 Jan 2016

Interview with Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Dubai Supreme Energy Council

Clean energy is on the rise in the UAE, with the country’s Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazroui recently claiming it expects to invest roughly US$35bn into low carbon energy generation, including solar power, by 2021. And Dubai is at the centre of the country’s efforts to diversify its energy sources. We speak with Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning at the Dubai Supreme Energy…

23 Oct 2015

Abdul Latif Jameel: Project pipelines in Egypt and the potential for growth

Ahead of our META Projects event on Monday, we held an interview with one of the key speakers, Roberto de Diego Arozamena, Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environment Services, to find out how the Egypt project pipeline is evolving and where they see the most potential for growth.

20 Oct 2015

TÜV Rheinland: How can you reduce the risks associated with PV power plants?

Technical risks and how to reduce them are a big concern to the PV solar industry. Ahead of his panel discussion at next week's META Projects event in Dubai, Florian Reil, Business Field Manager Solar Energy – RnD and Large Scale Projects, TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH, tell us how to ensure high-performance for long-term solar plant operations.

16 Oct 2015

What are Green Bonds and how are they relevant in Brazil?

Green bonds raise funds for new and existing eligible projects with environmental benefits, and offer SRI opportunities for investors and have become an effective way for issuers to communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance credentials, writes Andrew Menzies, Co-Head, Debt Capital Markets, Americas at Societe Generale.

18 Sep 2015

CFO Perspective: Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural Mexico

With the creation of laws last year that make it easier for foreign companies to export gas to Mexico and drilling expansion in Texas sending exports skyrocketing, Mexico is currently in the midst of a gas infrastructure boom. This has also resulted in an increased appetite for long-term investment in the region’s energy infrastructure. We spoke with Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural…

4 Sep 2015

Interview with Emiliano Muratore, Managing Director, Head of ALM at Banco Santander Chile

Following the bank’s substantial bond issuance earlier this year, we sat down this week with one of the speakers at our forthcoming Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile conference, Emiliano Muratore, Managing Director, Head of ALM at Banco Santander Chile to discuss the impact of Chile’s slower-than-anticipated economic recovery on diversification in the debt market.

4 Sep 2015

CFO Perspective: Martha Rodríguez Rico, CFO at Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua

Having recently successfully completed the refinancing of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua’s bank debt we sat down with the company’s CFO Martha Rodríguez Rico to discuss how the deal helped improve the cement specialist’s financial flexibility, and how companies can find the right balance between different debt capital instruments.

4 Sep 2015

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