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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Africa News

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