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Rajat Sapra, Group Head, Capital Markets at Bank ABC sat down with Bonds & Loans at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 2018 conference in Dubai to go sector-by-sector on the key drivers for new issuance in the GCC through the remainder of this year, and dispel myths surrounding the impact of rising interest rates on borrowers
5 Jul 2018
As Mexico voted in the new president, Bonds & Loans met with a broad range of local finance leaders, corporate chiefs and state officials to discuss the market outlook and get a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon.
4 Jul 2018
Hamid Butt, Head of Investment Banking at Noorbank sat down with Bonds & Loans at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 2018 conference in Dubai to talk about why sukuk is gaining mainstream acceptance from investors from outside the GCC.
26 Jun 2018
EM FX ended Friday mixed, and capped off a mixed week overall as the dollar’s broad-based rally was sidetracked. EM may start the week on an upbeat after PBOC cut reserve requirements over the weekend. Best EM performers last week were ARS, MXN, and TRY while the worst were THB, IDR, and BRL.
25 Jun 2018
Corruption, corporate governance and transparency is a perennial concern among emerging market fixed income investors, with the lack of clear governance structures and opaque financials frequently causing headaches for credit analysts and their compliance teams.
20 Jun 2018
Usman Ahmed, Managing Director at Emirates NBD Asset Management sat down with Bonds & Loans at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 2018 conference in Dubai to talk about the growth of the asset management segment in the GCC.
19 Jun 2018
EM FX was mixed on Friday but capped off a largely losing week. MYR, CLP, and CNY were the best performers over the last week, while ARS, TRY, and ZAR were the worst. We expect EM FX to continue weakening, but note that with very few fundamental drivers this week, we may see some consolidation near-term.
18 Jun 2018
EM FX ended Friday on a mixed note, capping off a roller coaster week for some of the more vulnerable currencies. We expect continued efforts by EM policymakers to inject some stability into the markets. However, we believe the underlying dollar rally remains intact. Central bank meetings in the US, eurozone, and Japan this week are likely to drive home that point.
11 Jun 2018
Disruptive new technologies such as cryptocurrencies and distributed-ledger technologies like blockchain are slowly penetrating the banking sector and debt capital markets, creating opportunities – and raising risks – for the traditional stakeholders.
8 Jun 2018
Martin Egan, Vice Chairman of Global Markets at BNP Paribas sat down with Bonds & Loans at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 2018 conference in Dubai to talk about the GCC debt capital markets pipeline, the delicate balance between oil price and regional volatility for investors, and potential replacements for LIBOR.
6 Jun 2018