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EM fixed income outlook gloomy: can investors weather the storm?

With Brazil’s credit rating downgrade, China’s economic lag and struggling commodities, many are pointing to increased capital outflows in emerging markets as the miner’s canary for further currency depreciation and challenges in EM fixed income. However, some believe the EM bond markets may be down – but not out, writes Jonathan Brandon.

17 Sep 2015

Interview with Jonathan Segal, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

Jonathan Segal, Executive Director, Head of Capital Markets, Middle East and Africa, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), discusses the opportunities and challenges for GCC issuers looking to target the yen and euro markets.

28 Aug 2015

Interview with Zakir Banatwala, Portfolio Manager, StratEdge Quant Investors

In this interview Zakir Banatwala, Portfolio Manager, StratEdge Quant Investors, explains how current interest rates will impact issuance opportunities and portfolio performance.

28 Aug 2015

Investor perspectives: Zakir Banatwala, StratEdge Quant Investors

Zakir Banatwala, Portfolio Manager at StratEdge Quant Investors shares his views on how the markets will react to the rise in interest rates.

28 Aug 2015

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards Leader Board

After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes the Finalists have finally been announced for the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards. Here is the final breakdown of the top scorers from each category along with a list of the top deal makers across the board.

27 Aug 2015

DIFC and DUBAL make late charge to secure top spots for Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards

DIFC and DUBAL made late charges in the final hours of voting Monday night to secure their positions for the Final of this year’s Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards. DIFC started the day in 6th position for both the Investment Grade Bond/Sukuk and 5th Sovereign Financing Deal Categories but moved up 3 positions in the final hours, finally finishing in 2nd position and securing a Finalist…

20 Aug 2015

Sharjah Islamic Bank & Zakher Marine make big gains in second week of voting of Middle East Awards

Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) and Zakher Marine were amongst the big gainers this week after another 3000 qualified votes were collected. Sharjah Islamic Bank moved from 10th in the Investment Grade Bond/Sukuk Deal of the Year category to 1st while Zakher Marine moved from 8th to 1st in the Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year, and from 7th to 1st in the Syndicated Loan by a Debut Borrower categories.

17 Aug 2015

Stuart Anderson, Managing Director and Regional Head at Standard & Poor’s Middle East

In June this year, we sat down with Stuart Anderson, Managing Director and Regional Head at Standard & Poor’s Middle East, to discuss why companies must start preparing to raise capital in the bond and sukuk markets, rather than relying on bank loan markets after the drop in oil pricing.

14 Aug 2015

Interview with Harj Rai, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Harj Rai, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, shares his view at our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference on what is driving the globalization of sukuk.

14 Aug 2015

Emirates Airline, flydubai and ENOC climb the leader boards for the Bonds & Loans Middle East Awards

After just a week of voting, we've already received over 1000 votes for the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards. Leading the charge are Emirates Airlines who are the current forerunner in 4 categories. Also climbing the leader board are flydubai and ENOC who are leading 2 categories each. Voting closes on Monday 17th August at 6pm. Cast your vote today to choose your winning Deals of the…

12 Aug 2015

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