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HSBC: EM green bonds to double in value by end of year

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

A Nigerian sukuk could outperform its Eurobonds

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

Qatar could issue sukuk as early as March

Sukuk issuances from the Middle East are expected to increase in 2016, but few are likely to receive as much interest as Qatar if it re-joins the international debt capital markets after a four-year hiatus.

27 Jan 2016

Emerging market borrowing costs hit 5 year high

Investors warned that emerging markets could face a new credit crunch with borrowing costs reaching their highest levels in five years.

26 Jan 2016

Sub Saharan African Eurobond concerns grow

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 to issue first sovereign sukuk in 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

Sub Saharan Africa debt issuance slows

Sub Saharan Debt issuance raised US$15.5bn in proceeds in 2015, 22% less than the previous year and the lowest level of issuances since 2012. None of the debt of the region’s countries has produced a positive return.

20 Jan 2016

Kenya mulls issuing rare sukuk in bid to boost capital

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

China-linked emerging markets to be hit by renminbi devaluation

Emerging markets linked to China will suffer further under the continuing devaluation of the renminbi.

19 Jan 2016

CBI: Green bond issuances likely to rise

Green bonds are gaining increasing interest, with the market increasing exponentially since 2012, from US$2.6bn to US$41.8bn in 2015.

14 Jan 2016

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