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19 Apr 2018   Macro, Ratings, Currencies, Policy, Africa

SWOT Analysis: Nigeria, West Africa’s Largest Market

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.

CASE STUDY: Tajikistan Opens Floodgates and Makes Strong Debut with USD500mn Eurobond

The Central Asian Republic saw 9x peak oversubscription and impressive yield tightening of nearly 900bp with its inaugural Eurobond transaction to source funds for the construction of the world’s tallest dam.

Colombia Sees Improving Internal, External Economic Conditions

Colombia's Central Bank Governor Juan José Echavarría speaks with Bonds & Loans about the economy, interest rates, and blockchain.

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

EM FX was mixed Friday, capping a mixed week as a whole. COP, CLP, and MXN were the best performers last week, while RUB, BRL, and TRY were the worst. While concerns about trade wars and Syrian missile strikes have ebbed, risks to EM remain elevated. US retail sales Monday and Fed Beige Book Wednesday are the economic highlights this week.

GCC Corporates Adapt to New Normal – but Hopes for Bond Market Revolution Could be Dashed

Gulf sovereigns tapped the debt market on an unprecedented scale over the past couple of years as banking liquidity tightened and the hunt for yield pushed investors into new territory, setting the stage for more non-financial corporate bond issuance and a huge funding culture shift among the region’s enterprises. But there may be reason to believe what began to be seen as a funding revolution in the region could be stopped in its tracks.

CASE STUDY: Cote D’Ivoire Coasts to the Market with Largest African Euro Bond

The West African nation was able to extend its debt profile with the first ever EUR 30-year tranche from the continent’s sovereigns and the largest ever EUR-denominated issue by an African sovereign.

Yes, Brazil Has an Agenda

Pre-candidates to the Presidency slowly reveal their vision about economic policies. As one might suspect, there is good and bad news.

Former Lebanese Minister of Economy Nasser Saidi on Five Themes to Dominate Middle East in 2018

US and EU monetary policy normalisation, the price of oil, and the pace of economic transformation are top of mind for many following the GCC, but the key risks – and opportunities – present in the region are both deeper and wider than is often appreciated.

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

EM and risk assets came under greater pressure Friday as trade tensions mount. This backdrop is not conducive for EM by any stretch, and unless tensions are ratcheted down, selling pressures are likely to remain in play.

SWOT Analysis: Kenya, East Africa’s Largest Market

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.

 

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