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#BondsLoans24 - Corona social bonds: How does the pandemic make a stronger business case for pursuing strategic ESG integration into funding strategies?

Rahul Sheth (Standard Chartered), Elena Chimonides (London Stock Exchange Group), Axel Bendiek (Ministry of Finance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia), Farnam Bidgoli (HSBC), Giulia Pellegrini (Allianz Global Investors) discuss the long term prospects of Corona social bonds and pursuing ESG integration into funding

8 Jul 2020

Global Economics and Markets Sustainable Finance

#BondsLoans24 - This time is different: How long and deep will this bear market be?

Mark Mobius (Mobius Capital Partners) speaks to Alex Johnson (GFC Media Group) about how he expects the markets to respond after COVID-19 based on experience from previous bear markets

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Economic backdrop vs. investor demand: How to price Russian risk in June 2020

Investors: Ravil Yusipov (TransFinGroup), Richard Segal (Manulife), Alexey Tretyakov (Aricapital Asset Management), Florian Boehringer (Vontobel Asset Management) speak to Pavel Isaev (Gazprombank) about how to price Russian risk.

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Understanding price discovery in African credit

Simon Howie (Ninety One), Joe Delvaux (Emerging Market Investment Management), David Rajak (Bayport International), Brock Hoback (ALCB Fund), and Matthew Duggan (Absa) analyse how to price African credit when there are no benchmarks

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - How is Turkey’s political economy responding to the COVID volatility?

Timothy Ash (BlueBay), Osman Cevdet Akcay, Habib Rab (World Bank) and Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce (Standard Chartered) discuss Turkey’s economy, politics and markets.

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Market technicals vs. economic fundamentals: Are COVID-19 and oil price pressure properly reflected in GCC bond/sukuk spreads?

Mohieddine Kronfol (Franklin Templeton Investments), Abdul Kadir Hussain (Arqaam Capital), Andrea Vigo (EQUATE), Jan Friederich (Fitch Ratings), and Farouk Soussa (Goldman Sachs) debate whether GCC bonds and sukuk prices reflect underlying risk

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Trading in and out of Asia: Where do investors see value in the markets?

Gareth Nicholson (Bank of Singapore), Prashant Singh, (Neuberger Berman), Raymond Chia (Schroders) and Dhiraj Bajaj (Lombard Odier) discuss where they see value in the Asia credit markets

8 Jul 2020

Ashmore Group: When Market Valuations Become Too High to Fall

It cannot have escaped investors’ attention that stock markets are surging and spreads are tightening. Yet, the world has not looked as bad as this in political and economic terms for a very long time. Asset prices seem divorced from fundamental realities. How and why does this happen and what does it mean for investment? This short note aims to provide a brief perspective on these questions.

9 Jun 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

Risk-on was the theme last week and that is likely to continue this week. That’s good news for EM, which has benefited from improved market sentiment. Commodity prices continue to recover, even though the data out of mainland China remain mixed. The Fed is expected to reaffirm its current policy stance when the FOMC meets this week.

8 Jun 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

EM FX had a solid week, helped by overall weakness in the dollar. Trump’s threats against China turned out to be much ado about nothing and so risk assets ended the week on a strong note. This week, markets will be looking for some sort of response from China but quite honestly, Trump did so little that we may not see anything beyond some snarky Tweets from the Global Times. For now, the…

1 Jun 2020

RBI to Increase Borrowing, But Unclear How Else Government Will Raise Funds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is upping its borrowing requirements by more than 53% to INR12tn for the financial year, but it's unlikely to be enough to finance the government's ambitious stimulus programme.

12 May 2020

BBH: Turkey’s Desperate Moves Unlikely to Buoy the Lira

The Turkish lira continues to tumble. This feels like a rerun of the last lira crisis back in August 2018. Surprisingly little has changed fundamentally in the nearly two years that have passed, as officials have largely refrained from taking any significant actions except those that make it even harder to invest in Turkey. Turkey used to be the darlings of EM. Now, we fear it will end up being…

11 May 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

EM assets are coming off a good week, but storm clouds lie ahead. The economic data last week for unequivocally bad, and this week is unlikely to bring much relief. With risk-off sentiment picking up, we expect EM to come under pressure this week.

4 May 2020

Emerging Europe Shifts from Dollars to Euros for Credit

Last year saw euro-denominated credit overtake US-dollar denominated credit for emerging European economies, standing at EUR377bn by end-2019, according to data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The growth of euro-denominated credit outside the euro area slowed by 6% overall, however.

30 Apr 2020

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