Sustainable Finance news

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development pushed the popular socially responsible investing movement in a new direction in September, with the supranational printing a climate resilience bond that focuses on accepting and adapting to climate change.

Capital Markets news

The African Development Bank printed a US$2bn bond at the tightest spread to US Treasuries in the issuer’s history in September. The bond was among a flurry of financings for the continent’s issuers with money coming in from fresh sources. 

Islamic Finance news

While the Sukuk market has grown this year compared to last year, there are still a number of obstacles keeping growth in check. 

Africa news

As the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) gets underway, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) expects the agreement will boost trade both inside and outside the continent. We profile the bank’s efforts to promote African trade and forge partnerships internationally.

Middle East news

Saudi Arabia has huge infrastructure plans over the next decade as the sovereign looks to shift its focus away from oil, but convincing international lenders to finance the projects is integral to the country’s ambitions. 

Middle East news

The rating agency has set Jordan’s rating at BB- with stable outlook, reflecting a strong reform agenda offset by high levels of public debt. 

Central & Eastern Europe news

Looking to generate more liquidity, the stock exchanges of seven Central and Eastern European countries have agreed to launch a joint index for their largest and most liquid stocks.