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Africa

Mozambique’s credit rating cut by Moody’s

Moody’s downgraded Mozambique’s credit rating from B2 to B3

16 Mar 2016

Kenya receives IMF loan

Kenya has banked a US$1.5bn loan from the IMF

15 Mar 2016

The First True Project-Financed Nigerian IPP Deal

Azura Edo is Nigeria’s first true project-financed independent power plant (IPP) and the first project of its kind in over 20 years, leading to the development of a template that will help open the market to future deals of its kind.

15 Mar 2016

Kenya mobile bond calling

After its initial postponement, Kenya is looking to debut a bond accessible via mobile phones. The bond is likely to garner large interest though the accessibility of the mobile platform, low buy-ins compared to other government debt, and comparatively high returns.

10 Mar 2016

South Africa testing appetite for debt

South Africa’s Treasury is heading out on a non-deal roadshow to test investor appetite for a sovereign bond to stabilise its economy as the country tries to avoid a sovereign downgrade.

7 Mar 2016

Top Dealmaker: Hussein Hassan, Global Head of Islamic Finance, JP Morgan

Hussein Hassan, Global Head of Islamic Finance, JP Morgan talks the growth of sukuk in Africa

29 Feb 2016

Challenges to African borrowers: An interview with Stewart Wakeman

Stewart Wakeman, Deputy General Manager, Structure Finance Division, Europe, Mizuho Bank discusses the challenges that African borrowers face and the countries/sectors that are likely to be most exciting during 2016.

29 Feb 2016

External Macro Challenges to Africa: An interview with Konrad Reuss

Konrad Reuss, Managing Director, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services discusses the external macro challenges that Africa faced in 2015 and the challenges this will present to borrowers and issuers in 2016.

24 Feb 2016

South Africa on the cusp of a critical budget

The South African budget will be revealed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. In it, many hope there will be measures outlining how the country will overcome a combination of threats if it is to avoid being downgraded to ‘junk’ by the main ratings agencies.

24 Feb 2016

Standard Bank looks for African loans

Standard Bank is on the hunt for loans for some of its entities. With African Eurobonds proving unpopular amid economic conditions in the region, loans could stage a comeback.

15 Feb 2016

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