Unperturbed by global economic woes, geopolitical tensions and the rise of populism in the West, China is committing itself to the largest infrastructure development project since the Great Wall. But the costs of the grand project are expected to run into hundreds of billions of dollars and, with the Chinese banking sector already over-leveraged, questions arise over its ability to finance projects and the funding alternatives available to it.
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As Turkey braces for the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the banking sector looks likely to be called to play a larger role in facilitating the government’s stimulus plans. But despite a recent spike in NPLs and foreign exchange pressures, the risks to the country’s banks appear manageable, according to a recent report by Oleksiy Soroka, Senior High Yield Credit Strategist at ING.
May 22, 2020
International investors have fled Brazil’s capital markets to the tune of USD22.2bn in March, according to data from Itau, the largest monthly outflow on record.
Apr 28, 2020
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.
Mar 17, 2020
Atlas Renewable Energy sold a USD253mn private placement in US markets this week to refinance debt linked to two solar PV power plants in Chile, the largest US solar green private placement out of Latin America to date.
Mar 4, 2020