Islamic finance in West Africa; FDI into the continent; and the outlook for Kenya's banks.
Investors are being offered more frequent opportunities to back bonds in roubles, lira, naira and other emerging-market currencies. But building these markets takes time and effort from many parties. Tim Burke reports.
In 2011 political unrest caused many to fear for the survival of Bahrain’s banking sector. Two years on, Rod James assesses the true impact of that upheaval and what is being done to get the country back on track.
The winning banks, asset managers and brokers in this year's awards.
After a quiet 2012, asset managers across the EMEA region are finding reason to be positive. Rod James speaks to firms in emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa to explore their expectations for the year ahead.
Asiacell’s IPO boosts Iraq’s markets; Middle Eastern banks eye Egypt.
International investors can finally buy local Russian bonds as easily as they’d wish. That development could offer exciting opportunities for all parties, writes Rod James.
The IMF’s new training centre for finance officials in sub-Saharan Africa is about to open in Port Louis. The fund’s Sharmini Coorey talks to Tim Burke about what she hopes it will achieve.
The EU’s carbon market has been sent tumbling by weak industrial output, a glut of allowances and bursts of political pugilism. But all is not lost, as Rod James reports.
Hungary battles on; privatisations lift Poland; EPH closes a mega Slovakquisition.
When it comes to emerging markets, investors have seen the risk but wanted the reward. Tim Burke asks whether sentiment is about to shift.
Rod James talks to David Lipton, first deputy managing director of the IMF, about how Tunisia can refocus its economy and revive its moribund banking sector – as well as what the fund might do to help.