Rising risk appetite: debt capital markets

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African debt markets come of age

March 1, 2013

Eurobond issuance from sub-Saharan Africa is still dwarfed by that from elsewhere in the world. But more and more African sovereigns are tapping the market as investors clamour for exposure to the rapidly growing region, where local bond markets are also developing quickly.

The long road to project bonds

The long road to project bonds

March 1, 2013

It has proven to be a slow and laborious process getting the first credit-enhanced project bonds structured in Europe, but the first deals are finally expected in 2013.

Rising risk appetite floats peripheral boats

Securitisation seeks redemption in Europe

March 1, 2013

A few short years ago, securitisation was blamed for triggering the financial crisis and was seen as the root of all evil. However, there are now signs of change, with issuers slowly beginning to reconsider the market as investor appetite returns.

Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

March 1, 2013

Although foreign banks may be reining in finance for their subsidiaries in central and eastern Europe, any transition to local currency bond financing looks likely to be gradual.

Rising risk appetite floats peripheral boats

Rising risk appetite floats peripheral boats

March 1, 2013

Improved risk appetite allowed peripheral sovereigns and banks, together with high yield corporates at the lower end of the credit spectrum, to reaccess the market at the start of 2013, as investors seek new frontiers for higher yield.

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