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Latest Market Insights

As local funding dries up, who will fund MENA’s infrastructure pipeline?

As public purses, bank deposits and liquidity continue to dry up amid sustained low oil prices the MENA region looks set to encounter a massive infrastructure funding gap, raising questions about the sustainability of the region’s pipeline.

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Nigeria shelves Eurobond, Chinese loan on the cards

Nigeria is looking to borrow heavily on both the domestic and international debt markets to fund its budget deficit this year. However rumours that it will forgo Eurobonds for foreign loans seem unlikely considering how much the country wants to raise.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines lands large syndicated loan

Royal Jordanian Airlines managed to secure a syndicated loan, bringing in banks from across the Gulf Cooperation Council region. This could prove to be a rarity in the future as liquidity continues to tighten.

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Omantel U-turns on sukuk issuance

Omantel has reversed its decision to issue a dual currency sukuk for general financing purposes. If the country can stabilise its economy to get better rates it may re-issue the sukuk at a later date.

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Pakistan to issue domestic sukuk

Pakistan has issued sukuk rather successfully in recent years. The country’s Islamic banking sector is thriving, albeit at the expense of its conventional banking industry.

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Venezuela debt default looking increasingly likely

Venezuela is facing an economic crisis. Although President Maduro is prioritising debt repayments among other political and economic issues, the country is fast running out of funds needed to save itself as it edges closer to default.

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Mexico’s FEFA prices bond

Local bond issuances are seeing a revival in Mexico, one of the strongest emerging markets. But ultimately, currency volatility could determine the popularity of these bonds.

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KFH Turkey issues sukuk

Kuwait Finance House Turkey has issued sukuk for the further development of its enterprises in the country. The issuance is a welcome move as the country continues to experience a lack of DCM activity.

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QIB looking to increase sukuk programme

The stability that sukuk offer, a desirable characteristic in today’s emerging markets more than ever, is part of the reason why Qatar Islamic Bank is looking to increase the amount it can issue. Although this move is likely to be welcomed, opinions could easily change if the bank decides to actually push ahead with an issuance.

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Qatar’s Ooredoo to issue debt

Qatar’s telecommunications giant is looking to raise capital through debt issuances. This could prove problematic amid domestic economic prudence resulting from the commodity slump and concerns from abroad over the stability of the Middle East region.

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Forthcoming Events

Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes

23 - 24 Feb 2016

JW Marriot, Bogotá

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa

14 - 15 Mar 2016

The Westin, Cape Town

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Brazil

12 - 13 Apr 2016

Tivoli, São Paulo

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East

19 - 20 Apr 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile

1 Jun 2016

The W Hotel, Santiago

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Mexico

22 Sep 2016

Four Seasons, Mexico City

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META Projects

25 - 26 Oct 2016

Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey

16 - 17 Nov 2016

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes

The leading debt event for the Andean region

23rd & 24th February 2016, JW Marriott, Bogotá