Cover story: The growth of green bonds

Governments, banks and companies are using the debt markets to finance their environmentally friendly work. Tim Burke reports on the efforts that will make 2014 a record year for green bonds.

Clean energy in Africa: A shining example

A government initiative has helped renewable-energy projects to flourish in South Africa – and clean energy is taking a hold elsewhere on the continent too. Rod James reports.

Green buildings: Clear thinking

Banks have finally caught onto the long-term economic benefits of building green. Rod James takes a look at some early adopters.

Green project finance news

News on hydropower in Georgia; solar power in Kenya and Sierra Leone; and energy-efficiency projects in Kosovo and the Slovak Republic.

In profile: BCS Financial Group's Vladimir Tikhomirov

Russian economist Vladimir Tikhomirov tells Tim Burke that diversifying the country’s economy is possible – but not easy.

Turkey’s infrastructure blueprint

The government wants hundreds of billions of dollars spent on projects. Local banks are proving that they can provide the financing. Tim Burke reports.

The sukuk market: Selling in sync

Middle Eastern companies, Turkish banks and even the UK government have taken the sukuk market from strength to strength, writes Tim Burke.

Africa's consumers: Purchasing power

Disposable income is on the rise across Africa, presenting big opportunities for the consumer sector. Rod James looks at the opportunities available, the obstacles to entry and the sticky issue of corruption.

EBRD meeting: Worries in Warsaw

The development bank held its annual meeting in Poland for the first time this year. With some stagnating economies and slow-paced reforms, there was much to discuss.

EBRD interview: Francis Malige

Francis Malige has taken over as the EBRD’s director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus at a crucial time for the region. He speaks to Rod James about the bank’s priorities in the region ahead of his move to Ukraine.

Montenegro: Take a dip

A rare eurobond from Montenegro raised the republic its largest order book yet. Tim Burke reports on a small country that made a big splash.

Lebanon: Typically atypical

Considering the war raging in neighbouring Syria and chronic political deadlock at home, Lebanon’s banks are holding up remarkably well. Rod James reports.

Egypt: Driving force

Egypt’s banks were a bulwark during three years of political turmoil. Now they can play a vital role in reviving the country’s economy. Rod James reports.

Appointments round-up

New hires at UniCredit, Chadbourne & Parke, Alizz Islamic Bank and more.

CEE & CIS news round-up

Stabilising Ukraine's banks; EU accession in the Western Balkans; TBC Bank's IPO; and more.

Middle East news round-up

Etisalat's bumper bond; inside Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa industrial zone; Mumtalakat returns to profit; and more.

Africa news round-up

Kenya's eurobond breaks records; Africa's start-up scene; rebuilding Libya's oil and gas industry; and more.

Capital markets news round-up

Excitement in Africa's equity markets; a reopening in the rouble bond market; and more.

Deal news round-up

Ecobank's Mozambican acquisition; Algeria nationalises largest telco.

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