Cover story: EMEA stock exchanges

With a record year for IPOs anticipated, stock exchanges across EMEA are rethinking their strategies to attract issuers and investors. Tim Burke reports.


Middle East loans roundtable

Guests across the Middle East loans space discuss the opportunities on offer in a resurgent market, rising competition between banks, and what borrowers need to know when tapping the market.


Private equity: Diverging paths

In 2013 the private equity industries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa experienced very different fortunes. EMEA Finance spoke to a selection of players in the region.

 


Transport and logistics: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Since its privatisation in 1997, Agility has grown from its home of Kuwait to operate in 100 countries. CEO Tarek Sultan talks to Tim Burke about the benefits that come from the logistics company’s emerging market roots.


Transport and logistics: Expanding in Africa

Africa’s economic growth could be the right package for pioneering logistics companies. Tim Burke reports.

 


Czech Republic: On the bright side

Czech banks have remained among the strongest in Central and Eastern Europe. Rod James looks at the reasons for their success. 


Iraqi Kurdistan: Fertile ground

Iraqi Kurdistan has benefited from rising foreign investment since 2003. Rod James looks at the region’s fraught relationship with the Iraqi government and how broader geopolitical events could shape its future. 


Mauritius: A rebalancing act

As the Mauritian economy diversifies, the country’s bankers are seeking new business opportunities, writes Tim Burke.


Morocco: The gateway to Africa

With strong macroeconomic fundamentals and a stable political situation, Morocco is now trying to position itself as an African financial centre. Rod James reports.


Achievement Awards 2013

We introduce our round-up of the best deals and dealmakers. 


Achievement Awards 2013: Debt markets

Winning bonds, banks and borrowers from a record year for CEEMEA debt-market deals.

 


Achievement Awards 2013: Equities and depositary receipts

The best equity market and DR deals and dealmakers of 2013. 


Achievement Awards 2013: Syndicated loans

The loan market rebounded strongly in 2013. Here are some of the standout deals. 


Achievement Awards 2013: Islamic finance

The top transactions from another strong year for Islamic finance. 


Achievement Awards 2013: Private equity

Our pick of last year's best buy-outs and fundraisings. 

 


Achievement Awards 2013: M&A

Our winning deals and the companies coming together to make them happen.


Achievement Awards 2013: Structured finance

The year's most interesting structured finance and securitisation deals.


Achievement Awards 2013: Restructuring

As well as restructurings, many companies saw 2013 as a good year to reprice their funding on better terms.


Appointments round-up

New hires at Global Investment House, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and more.

 


CEE & CIS news round-up

January's rush of bond market activity; Raiffeisen's rights issue.


Middle East news round-up

Kuwait development plan picks up speed; KIPCO raises US$500mn; Saudi Arabia snags upgrade and more.

 


Africa news round-up

SABMiller makes Nigerian investment; Standard Chartered opens in Angola; and more


Capital markets news round-up

A new EM ratings agency is set to challenge the established order.  


Deal news round-up

VTB Capital PE buys into Russian gym; Revetas fund reaches close and more.


Project finance news round-up

African telco infrastructure firm raises US$500mn; Romania secures wind farm funding and more.

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