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Debt Capital Markets Are Crucial to Success of Saudi Vision 2030, but Some Bankers Say it's Underutilised

Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to transform the economy and diversify away from oil production, has seen the country develop the largest project pipeline in the region. But the government’s apparent reluctance to raise funds through the debt capital markets risks undermining Vision 2030, according senior investment bankers based in the region.

18 Mar 2020

Emerging Market Guru Sees Buying Opportunities Ahead

As indices and asset prices continue to jostle, at least one veteran emerging market investor is starting to see buying opportunities emerge.

17 Mar 2020

Consumption and Manufacturing Growth Provide Upside to Colombia’s Economy in January

But some of the momentum will be lost over the coming weeks as the impact of the global slowdown in trade and economic activity resonates through Latin America, Itau analysis indicates.

17 Mar 2020

World's Central Banks' “Shock and Awe” Does Little to Sooth Markets as US Stocks Drop 10%

Global stock markets plummeted again on Monday and US Treasuries soared as coordinate move by world’s central banks to slash rates to zero territory and resume QE proved insufficient.

16 Mar 2020

BBH: EM Preview for the Week Ahead

Market sentiment is likely to open this week on an upswing after the Fed’s emergency rate cut and expanded QE were announced Sunday afternoon local time. Yet as we have seen time and again this past couple of weeks, added stimulus has had little lasting impact on markets as the virus numbers continue to worsen. Europe is now reporting more daily cases than China did at its peak. We remain…

16 Mar 2020

Crude Awakening: Oil Producers with Weak Balance Sheets Most Vulnerable to New Price Reality

While analysts have been hesitant to adjust their long-term expectations on oil prices amidst some of the near-term volatility seen in recent weeks, fund managers at M&G are already warning that a scenario involving average oil prices below USD40 per barrel in 2020 would see the prospects for emerging market oil producers change dramatically.

16 Mar 2020

Turkish Banking Sector Outlook Improving - ING

Following strong performance last year, many in the Turkish banking sector are looking ahead at 2020 with optimism, according to Oleksiy Soroka, Senior High Yield Credit Strategist at ING.

12 Mar 2020

Lower Oil Prices Could Lead to More Debt Issuance to Plug MENA Deficits

A pronounced and prolonged deterioration in the price of oil could shoulder Gulf governments with yawning deficits and may catalyse additional debt issuance to plug the gap.

12 Mar 2020

Kenya Roads Board Bond ‘Potential Game Changer in Domestic Debt Investment’ – Sterling Capital

Kenya Roads Board (KRB) is set to issue a KES150bn bond on an annual basis over the next five years. The proceeds of the bond will be used to finance infrastructure development.

11 Mar 2020

Fiscal Stimulus Required to Support Monetary Easing as Asian PMIs Drop – PineBridge

As global central banks react to the COVID-19 linked global economic slowdown, monetary policy tools may no longer be sufficient to support growth, PineBridge warns in a new analysis.

11 Mar 2020

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