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.

Fintech news

The UK fintech company, which is due to launch in India and Australia, has announced a ‘disruptive’ new service tapping the UK’s open banking initiative.

Project Finance news

The US$10.9bn facility is poised to create thousands of job opportunities and revolutionise Egypt’s domestic manufacturing sector.

Middle East news

The Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline caught investors’ attention with a US$3bn debut in the international bond markets that saw massive demand. The successful deal heralds a capital-intensive period for the pipeline’s parent company, which plans to deploy around US$109bn over the next five years. 

CEE & CIS news

So far this year, Slovakia has issued its longest bond ever and launched a bond trading venue with MTS. The debt agency (ARDAL) explains more. 

Sustainability news

With a whole identity built around CSR and development finance, Rabobank not only demands that its clients pursue sustainable business models, but also grades them. 

Africa news

Angolan president Joao Lourenço is seeking financial support from the IMF to stimulate growth, to cover debts, and to reform the stricken economy.