Cover story: Running a roadshow

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.

In profile: PZU’s Przemyslaw Dabrowski

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.

Roundtable discussion: Breaking ground with green bonds

By halfway through this year, green bonds had already broken all records for issuance. In early September, we gathered players from across the market to discuss its rapid development.

African Banking Awards 2014

Coverage of this year's winning firms across the continent.

Turkey: The sky’s not falling

Turkey’s economy has handled the tapering of quantitative easing well, proving many worries largely unfounded. Rod James takes a look at what happens next.

Qatar: Work in progress

As well as providing plenty of infrastructure funding opportunities, Qatar’s government is hoping that its Vision 2030 plan can be a catalyst for the creation of a stronger local financial market. Rod James reports.

QNB and Ecobank: How to become an icon

Qatari behemoth QNB’s rapid accumulation of a stake in Ecobank shows that the buyer is serious about its African expansion plans.

Nigeria: Trying for the top tier

Nigeria’s bigger banks are boosting their capital reserves with well-received international fund raisings. Tim Burke reports.

SEPA: The next chapter

The deadline has passed, and the Single Euro Payments Area is reality. But thanks to questions over achieving full migration, the story continues. Liz Salecka reports.

Invoice financing: For what you are about to receive

Companies are selling their invoices to free up working capital. Liz Salecka reports.

Appointments round-up

New appointments at the EBRD, Standard Chartered Bank, First Gulf Bank and more.

CEE & CIS news round-up

Voestalpine's international expansion; hopes for an upturn in Kazakh capital markets; and the EBRD exits its Bank of Georgia investment.

Middle East news round-up

The Saudi exchange prepares to open to international investors; Arab Banking Corporation returns to the loan market; plus more.

Africa news round-up

FBC Bank's latest loan; mobile banking; Ghana's third eurobond; and more.

Capital markets news round-up

Alibaba boosts the depositary receipt market; Sberbank CIB's hard sell; and more.

Deal news round-up

Standard Chartered Private Equity backs the UAE's Topaz.

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