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Quick actions, helps dull the pain

Bahrain looks set to benefit from its prompt reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and from its investment in economic activity that has become more essential during the global lockdown.

Dentons opens a Dublin office

The leading global law firm is planning to grow rapidly into the Irish market, taking advantage of the country’s growing economy and need for international legal services. 

Kenya boosts its clean energy investment

Following the launch of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project last year, Kenya has moved closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy and has proven its readiness for large-scale infrastructure investments. 

Appointments | Absa

Armed with two decades’ experience at South Africa’s central bank, Mminele is hoping to reverse Absa’s fortunes at a challenging time.

Appointments | UniCredit

Cédric Derras, the new head of CIB for MEA, will support a mix of European and GCC clients, as the bank works to strengthen its international network.

Saudi Aramco raises world’s biggest IPO

Valued at over US$2 trillion, the state-owned Saudi oil giant recently listed 1.5% of its shares. But questions remain about whether the valuation is accurate and how the stock will perform over the longer term. 

An alternative bull run

With prices rocketing in mainstream markets, it might be surprising that alternative assets have also shone this year. EMEA Finance spoke to Cyril Delamare, chief executive officer of UCITS platform MontLake, to find out where the alternative investment market is headed.

AFC stretches maturity as spreads plunge

Multilateral lender Africa Finance Corporation printed a 10 year Eurobond at the end of October, with the issuer taking advantage of falling yields globally to push its still-nascent curve to its longest maturity.