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Following the death of President Islam Karimov in 2016, Uzbekistan’s new President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has set the country on a long but necessary path to reform. The relaxation of foreign exchange markets, release of political prisoners, and the sovereign’s debut Eurobond issuance have all since highlighted reform efforts in one of Asia’s most tightly controlled markets. Now, as the government looks to implement sweeping privatisation programmes across swathes of the economy, questions remain over the scale of borrowing needed, regulatory shifts, and the risk of reform fatigue.
Vale Overseas, a special purpose vehicle set up and owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale, raised USD1.5bn in the international capital markets this week.
Jul 8, 2020
The Republic of Ecuador has reached a preliminary deal with the its largest creditors, paving the way for the country to restructure nearly USD17.4bn in sovereign bonds.
Jul 7, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has weighed heavily on the fiscal performance and debt levels globally, with many emerging and frontier markets unlikely to recover until 2022 at the earliest according to Moody’s.
Jul 7, 2020
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.
Jul 2, 2020