Middle Eastern economies are well-known for their overreliance on hydrocarbons and a high concentration of family-owned, often opaquely run, businesses. However, as the volume of debt issuance surrounding ESG and sustainability becomes amplified, attention is beginning to be placed on how to navigate a rapidly evolving business and funding environment. In an exclusive roundtable discussion hosted…
10 Dec 2019
Andy Cairns, Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) sat down with Bonds & Loans at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2018 conference in Dubai to talk about the newly created lender’s first year in operation and it’s market leading position across debt financing in MENA.
24 May 2018
Brazil is still a teenager when it comes to the functioning of democratic institutions: a country that seeks a path to civility, but not without stumbling first.
16 May 2018
Participants at an exclusive Sovereign Sukuk Roundtable hosted by Bonds & Loans and Emirates NBD Capital were upbeat about the benefits sukuk bring for both borrowers and investors, but concerns around thin liquidity, a lack of standards, and regulatory uncertainty have prompted difficult questions about the outlook for the asset class.
11 May 2018
Carlos Kawall, the lead economist at one of Brazil’s most prominent banks, talks about the improving macro outlook for the country, burdensome tax and labour laws and the dark shadow of looming presidential elections.
3 May 2018
In advance of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Nigeria 2018 conference and forthcoming special report on the region, Bonds & Loans met with a broad range of local finance leaders in order to get a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon.
19 Apr 2018
In advance of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk East Africa 2018 conference and forthcoming special report on the region, Bonds & Loans visited the region to meet with a broad range of finance leaders in order to get a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon.
6 Apr 2018
Will 2018 see more African corporates tap into the public debt market? Are green bonds, sukuk, and other alternative fixed income structures likely to grow in prominence across the continent this year? And will political reversals in some of the region’s largest economies be matched by deep reform? Bonds & Loans spoke with dozens of borrowers, investors, bankers and government representatives at…
26 Mar 2018
In advance of our Project, ECA and Structured Finance Middle East & Africa 2018 conference and forthcoming special report on the subject, Bonds & Loans visited the region to meet with a broad range of finance leaders in order to gain a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon.
22 Mar 2018
Despite a conspicuous rise in tensions between Turkey and some of its closest neighbours and allies, the country finished 2017 as one of the fastest growing economies in the world – thanks in part to an unprecedented fiscal stimulus that helped among other things stoke the continued deepening of the capital markets. Against that backdrop, a number of leading issuers and borrowers once again set…
20 Feb 2018
The issuers, borrowers and mediators of the most innovative and outstanding debt capital market deals on the continent to be lauded at the prestigious awards ceremony. Winners: Latin America Deals of the Year Awards 2018
16 Feb 2018
Bonds & Loans spent a week in Argentina meeting with some of the country’s key players in the credit markets space. What follows is a SWOT analysis summarising the key points to come out of our discussions, topics that will form the basis for the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Argentina conference agenda.
16 May 2017