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#BondsLoans24 - How has COVID19 altered the trajectory of Africa from now until 2030?

Guy Lundy of Spencer Stuart speaks at #BondsLoans24 about how COVID19 has impacted the trajectory of the African continent socially, politically and economically

2 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Sets Per-Capita Income in Sub-Saharan Africa Back by Nearly a Decade – IMF

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to contract by twice the amount previous forecast in April, according to the latest IMF estimates, with per-capita income across the continent falling to levels not seen in nearly a decade.

2 Jul 2020

Jordan Raises USD1.75bn Through Dual-Tranche Bond Sale as Economic Reopening Continues

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan raised USD1.75bn through the sale of five and 10-year notes in international markets this week.

1 Jul 2020

Non-Financial Corporates Overtake FIs as Largest Green Bond Issuers in China, CBI Data Shows

The volume of green bonds issued from China domestically and offshore rose 33% year on year to USD55.8bn in 2019, with the issuer base diversifying to see a greater share of non-financial corporates taking the plunge into the asset class.

1 Jul 2020

South Africa’s Eskom Explores Local Sukuk Issuance to Plug Yawning Financial Gap

South African state-owned utility Eskom may look to issue sukuk in a bid to raise funding in the local market, according to a tender document.

30 Jun 2020

Financing During the Coronavirus Crisis: Lessons from an Investment-Grade Emerging Market Issuer

Coronavirus presented global businesses with several challenges – from enhanced safety protocols to supply chain disruptions and everything in between. However, while many market stakeholders predicted issues with attracting new funding, investment-grade companies have managed to largely overcome them.

30 Jun 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

Risk assets came under pressure last week as the virus news stream worsened. It’s clear that large parts of the US will be forced to delay reopening until their virus numbers improve. Markets had gotten too bullish on the US recovery story and so this reality check soured sentiment. This is a very important week for US data, and we think risk sentiment will remain under pressure ahead of what we…

29 Jun 2020

South Africa’s Emergency Budget Faces Credibility Challenge, Analysts Say

South Africa’s emergency budget tabled by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni this week spelled out a number of “difficult decisions” for the country but made few, raising yet more credibility concerns around one of the region’s largest economies.

25 Jun 2020

Moody’s: Coronavirus to Sharpen Focus on Credit-Relevant ESG Factors

The coronavirus pandemic is likely only to intensify focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as investors scrutinise governments’ and companies’ preparedness for global risks including and beyond public health emergencies, Moody’s analysts say.

24 Jun 2020

GEB CFO Felipe Castilla on Prudent Financial Management and Pricing Deals Through the Covid Volatility

CFOs and treasurers globally have spent the better part of the past three months adjusting to the severe economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, not the least of whom those looking to raise funding. We sat down with Felipe Castilla, CFO of Grupo Energía Bogotá, a state-owned energy conglomerate based in Bogotá and operating in select markets across the Americas, to talk about…

23 Jun 2020