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The value of outstanding green bonds could double in value according to HSBC to between US$133bn and US$158bn by the end of the year. The company predicts green bond issuances will increase over last year from between 32% to 91%, or from US$51bn to US$80bn.
29 Jan 2016
Nigerian Eurobonds are providing investors with high yields, but they come with added risk due to the state of Nigeria’s economy. The country is trying to stem a revenue loss from low commodity prices. Further Eurobond issuances are planned but are likely to be affected by oil woes. A sukuk issuance in May could fare better.
29 Jan 2016
The US interest rate hike and falling commodity prices have hurt economies that took advantage of the recent Eurobond boom, and of all the emerging markets suffering in the current economic climate, none has struggled more than Sub Saharan Africa.
25 Jan 2016
Nigeria’s capital market regulator and the debt management office (DMO) have agreed to work together on its debut sovereign sukuk, intended to be issued before the end of the year. The deal would boost sukuk issuances in one of Africa’s most liquid debt markets.
21 Jan 2016
Kenya is considering issuing sovereign debt this year including, potentially, its inaugural sukuk. The news comes despite investors worrying over weaker emerging market performance and slipping demand for bonds from developing markets.
19 Jan 2016