Middle East news

The Bahraini sovereign wealth fund had a strong year, boosted by the consolidation of McLaren and the commencement of the Alba Line 6 expansion project. 

Central & Eastern Europe news

The long-awaited IPO for Slovenia’s largest bank is underway, with Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) intending to sell three quarters of its shares domestically and in London in the coming months.

Appointment news | TBC Bank

Tornike Gogichaishvili joins the Georgian bank as deputy chief executive officer and chief operating officer, and he tells EMEA Finance that the bank, like the country, is well positioned to springboard to the next level.

Capital Markets news

Sukuk issuances have fallen this year relative to last, with a lack of jumbo transactions from GCC countries and limited corporate offerings. 

Africa News

Kiira Motors of Uganda is developing a solar-powered bus and a range of solar and hybrid cars.

Africa News

The East African Community has created some of the institutions that it needs to build a full monetary union, which offers substantial benefits, but many pitfalls, for the region.

CEE & CIS news

Slovenia printed €1.3bn of paper on January 17, with the country’s ministry of finance telling EMEA Finance that the deal was part of a year-long focus to ensure secondary market liquidity in its bonds.

Europe news

Seven major European banks are building a Blockchain platform specifically for SMEs that will help simplify, secure and boost their trade transactions across the continent.