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Russia & CIS

Russia eyes up Chinese capital

The Russian sovereign is looking to tap the yuan markets with a bond issuance. Although the pricing will differ slightly from euro or dollar sovereign bonds, there would likely be large demand from China. The bond could also open the door for Russian corporates to access Chinese capital by setting a pricing benchmark.

28 Apr 2016

Global Ports floats Eurobond

Russian corporate Global Ports has issued its debut Eurobond amid large demand, due in part to the rarity of debt issuances from the country. Although there are opportunities for non-sanctioned corporates to tap the international markets, their credit fundamentals play an important role in determining whether they are able to issue or not.

15 Apr 2016

Belagroprombank hits international markets with loan deal

In a rare move Belarussian FI Belagroprombank has borrowed from the international capital markets. Despite widespread inefficiency amongst many of the country’s companies, which are usually state owned, the bank has been able to tap the markets as it is connected to one of the few industries in Belarus that remains profitable.

1 Apr 2016

Video: Evgeniy Gavrilenkov, Chief Economist, Managing Director, Sberbank CIB

What kinds of policies can Russia adopt to improve the economy?

31 Mar 2016

Video: John Bates, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Research, EM Fixed Income, PineBridge

What kind of policies are needed to help make Russia a more desirable place to invest?

31 Mar 2016

Video: Dorothea Froehlich, Managing Director, Fund Manager, Mainfirst

The impact of the Saudi-Russian oil deal on the Russian economy

31 Mar 2016

Gazprom could issue Eurobond

Gazprom is looking increasingly likely to issue a Eurobond which would be the first for Russia since the start of the year.

14 Mar 2016

Azerbaijan could issue bond to fund energy project

Azerbaijan could tap the international capital markets to continue financing its flagship energy project as the country’s revenues are tightened due to low commodity prices. The country’s ability to attract investment will depend on its ability to adapt to current conditions.

14 Mar 2016

Gazprom agrees €2bn loan with Bank of China

Gazprom is borrowing from the Bank of China to fund capital expenditure amid low gas prices. However, with Chinese companies likely to ask for higher yields than Russian borrowers are willing to offer, Russo-Chinese partnerships could be few and far between.

7 Mar 2016

Russian bonds on the rise

Russian local bonds are increasing their performance against most other emerging market debt. An easing in monetary policy, combined with a slowly improving oil outlook have contributed to the bonds rise. Decreasing risk sentiment around the country will also contribute to the popularity of the country’s potential Eurobond.

3 Mar 2016

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