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#BondsLoans24 - Russia: How is the Government managing financing needs through COVID-19?

Russia’s Director of Public Debt, Konstantin Vyshkovsky, speaks about his country’s economy, prospects for GDP growth, investment plans and funding strategies.

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - How is Uzbekistan responding to market turbulence to continue attracting investment?

Uzbekistan’s Deputy Finance Minister, Odilbek Isakov, outlines his country’s economic and financial response to COVID-19 detailing government policies and initiatives.

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Asia out of COVID: How are Asian economies positioned amidst a global downturn?

Ronie Ganguly (Blackrock), Mitul Kotecha (TD Securities) and Johanna Chua (Citi) assess the economic outlook for Asia, following governments policies responses to COVID-19

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - How has COVID19 altered the trajectory of Africa from now until 2030?

Guy Lundy of Spencer Stuart speaks at #BondsLoans24 about how COVID19 has impacted the trajectory of the African continent socially, politically and economically

2 Jul 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

Risk assets came under pressure last week as the virus news stream worsened. It’s clear that large parts of the US will be forced to delay reopening until their virus numbers improve. Markets had gotten too bullish on the US recovery story and so this reality check soured sentiment. This is a very important week for US data, and we think risk sentiment will remain under pressure ahead of what we…

29 Jun 2020

South Africa’s Emergency Budget Faces Credibility Challenge, Analysts Say

South Africa’s emergency budget tabled by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni this week spelled out a number of “difficult decisions” for the country but made few, raising yet more credibility concerns around one of the region’s largest economies.

25 Jun 2020

Slew of Downgrades in India May Clash with Efforts to Attract International Bond Investors

India entered the COVID-19 crisis with a slew of pre-existing vulnerabilities. Now, with the country wracked by the impact of the virus, Moody’s has downgraded a number of notable Indian institutions, joining other rating agencies in placing the sovereign within touching distance junk status.

3 Jun 2020

Fall in SAMA’s Reserves Due to Asset Transfer to PIF – Goldman Sachs

April saw foreign exchange reserves at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) continue to fall by an additional USD24.7bn, with the total decline over March and April now totalling some USD48.7bn. This was largely due to a liquidity injection into the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

2 Jun 2020

Chile Follows Peru in Securing USD23.9bn Two-Year Credit Line from IMF

The IMF has approved a USD23.93bn two-year credit line for Chile, the latest Latin American country to turn to the multilateral agency for help bolstering fiscal buffers in a bid to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

1 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

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