Azerbaijan’s Pasha Bank has been one of the country’s fastest-growing financial firms and an active participant in the capital markets over the past few years.
The firm could now benefit as Russia’s troubles lead to renewed investor attention on former Soviet states. In this interview, chief executive Farid Akhundov tells EMEA Finance about new business opportunities with Russian customers and his ambitious capital-market plans.
"There's increased interest in Azerbaijan," he says. "With the Russian market closed or too risky, depending on your perception, people are starting to come to Baku."
Multilateral bank lends US$125mn to local lender VakifBank.
US$250mn Qurayyat desalination plant expected to open in 2017.
Qatari division of Dubai-based bank names new country head.
Russian investment bank names new chief executive.
They’re hard work, non-stop and crucial to a deal’s success. Bankers and borrowers discuss how to get investor presentations right. Tim Burke reports.
Polish insurance group PZU’s debut eurobond marked the cheapest borrowing ever from a Central & Eastern European company. Przemysław Dąbrowski, its CFO, talks to Tim Burke.
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