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Mexico 2020 Growth Forecast Revised Down Amid Frail Business Confidence

Inflation and investment are expected to remain steady, with potential upside from the manufacturing sector if USMCA is finalized, Banorte analysis predicts.

27 Jan 2020

Brazil Enjoys Record High Debenture Issuance Despite Regulatory Constraints

With an infrastructure gap estimated at USD50bn annually, Brazil is falling behind many of its regional peers. As the state pulls back from financing projects, private investors are ready and willing to step in – but many tell Bonds & Loans they need a steady and enabling regulatory environment to find their footing in the sector.

24 Jan 2020

Kuwait’s 2020/21 Budget Reveals Record Fiscal Deficit – Marmore

Kuwait has published its budget proposal for the fiscal year 2021, which reveals that the nation’s deficit will climb for the sixth consecutive year in a row to reach a record high.

24 Jan 2020

Single Investor Sweeps Up Russia’s RUB58bn OFZ Auction

Analysts are puzzled by what is being described as one of the strangest local bond trades by the Russia MinFin in recent history.

24 Jan 2020

Lekoil Loan Scam Could Harm Attempts to Fill Gaps Left by Oil Majors

A stunning scam that saw Nigerian oil company Lekoil discover a loan it had purportedly secured from the Qatar Investment Authority was fake could harm Nigeria’s efforts to plug a growing gap left by international oil and gas companies.

24 Jan 2020

UN SDGs Offer USD10tn Opportunity to Private Sector Emerging Market Investors

The private-sector sustainability drive will focus around three core infrastructure-focused areas and represents 40% of total funding required to meet the objectives, according to Standard Chartered Bank.

23 Jan 2020

Commercial Deals Totalling GBP6.5bn Between UK and Africa said to ‘Underwhelm’ Following High-Profile Summit

The UK and African governments launched a series of new initiatives during a high-profile investment and trade summit hosted in London this week, but despite the hype around the potential for post-Brexit free trade opportunities, some observers remain relatively underwhelmed.

23 Jan 2020

Ecuador, Chile Join Growing List of Regional Issuers out of Latin America

The issuance pipeline in Latin America has really opened up this month with Ecuador and Chile joining a list of sovereigns tapping the international bond markets, including Colombia, Paraguay, and Mexico.

23 Jan 2020

CASE STUDY: IHS Towers Closes Largest Ever African Corporate Debt Deal

The USD1.8bn holistic financing included a local currency bond, Eurobond and loan, making it the largest corporate debt deal on the African continent.

23 Jan 2020

Prime Opportunities in EM, Loans & Inflation-Linked Securities – Neuberger Berman

Emerging market high yield debt, loans, and inflation-linked securities are amongst Neuberger Berman’s top picks within the fixed income space, according to a recent report from the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee.

23 Jan 2020