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emeafinance News - May 2012

May 30, 2012

Standard Bank names new investment banking head

African bank promotes Paul Shang within CIB division.

May 29, 2012

Private sector is Africa's "engine of growth" - AfDB

Private companies were previously hamstrung by political and economic conditions, says bank president.

May 29, 2012

GIB plans Malaysian sukuk

Ringgit-denominated programme should raise US$1.1bn.

May 29, 2012

NBAD hires general manager

UAE bank hires George Beatty from National Bank of Kuwait.

May 28, 2012

Georgian Railway IPO out of steam

Government delays plan to float 25% stake in national railway company.

May 28, 2012

Natixis picks Berry

French bank hires former Rothschild director as new head of M&A.

May 28, 2012

Deal gives Kenyan caf\x{e9} chain a boost

Africa-focused private equity firm ECP backs Nairobi Java House.

May 15, 2012

Insparo hires Walsh

Senior portfolio manager to launch new funds.


May 11, 2012

Isbank signs syndicated loan

Turkish bank raises US$1.2bn from 51 lenders.

May 10, 2012

QInvest and EFG Hermes join forces

Qatari and Egyptian institutions form joint venture.

May 10, 2012

Oman banking outlook stable

Moody's points to oil price and government spending as buoying lending growth.

May 10, 2012

AVCA appoints Citadel Capital director

Private equity firm’s Karim Sadek joins African Venture Capital Association.

May 10, 2012

Foreign investment into Africa doubles

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa has more than doubled since 2003 and most global executives believe the continent’s reputation as a business location has improved.

May 10, 2012

Liberum takes on telco analyst

Investment bank hires Sugarman from RBS.

May 09, 2012

BTG Pactual plans US$1bn Africa fund

Brazilian bank to target energy, agriculture and infrastructure deals.

May 09, 2012

Deutsche hires Lojevsky

Co-head for Russian capital markets rejoins bank from UBS.

May 03, 2012

Azerbaijan's investment upgrade

Moody's changes Azerbaijan's sovereign debt to Baa3 stable.

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