Asset Management

EMEA investors' roundtable

EMEA investors' roundtable

The credit crunch, fuelled by illiquid markets and general fear across the finance industry, has had its impact on the EMEA region. But pessimism does not blanket the entire market as emeafinance discovered when it questioned some of EMEA’s leading buy side investors. On the contrary, the slowdown has provided time to evaluate deals and countries. Some governments are addressing fiscal imbalances and where necessary, high inflation.

Dmitri Medvedev's to-do list

Dmitri Medvedev's to-do list

Dmitri Medvedev once told emeafinance's editor he didn't see anything particularly urgent to do if he became president of Russia. Now he is president, we ask what are the top ten issues that urgently require his attention.

Hungary's government hangs on

Hungary's government hangs on

Despite the collapse of the ruling coalition, investors are hopeful the Hungarian government can stick to its fiscal austerity plans and weather the global credit crunch, writes Kester Eddy in Budapest.

Multilaterals news

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim sets out a radical agenda for his second term that will move it away from direct funding towards de-risking projects in Africa to make them more attractive to private capital.

Africa news

Nigeria made a barn-storming return to the US dollar bond market when it defied expectations and shaky fundamentals to print below 8% yield on a book that almost hit US$8bn.