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Is China’s finance bankrolling development – or debt?

October 1, 2018

China has become a major development financier to emerging markets via projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. But some borrowers see unequal benefits in the deals, while the US is concerned by China’s growing influence. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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What is behind the US's reversal on development finance?

September 3, 2018

In a change of policy, the US administration is modernising its overseas development and foreign aid body.

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Fintech fights the good fight in the developing world

August 1, 2018

Adrienne Klasa looks at how the innovative approach of fintech start-ups is bringing a greater range of services to the financially excluded across the globe.

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Dubai eyes Islamic bond

December 23, 2010

The Dubai government may raise up to $1.5bn in new capital through a multi-currency Islamic bond issue in Malaysia to finance its spending needs.

VTB plans landmark renminbi bond issue

December 23, 2010

VTB's renminbi bond will strengthen links between Russia and China VTB's renminbi bond will strengthen links between Russia and China

Panama plans samurai bond

December 8, 2010

Panama's Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced plans to issue its first samurai bond, for up to $500m.

More control: Central bank Governor Lamido Sanusi

Nigeria takes action to absorb bad loans

December 8, 2010

Nigeria's 'bad bank' aims to issue bonds to the value to N2200bn ($15bn) as the country's central bank tries to recapitalise rescued banks and restore lending.

Former Credit Suisse chairman Paul Calello, who died last month at the age of 49

Paul Calello

December 8, 2010

Paul Calello, the chairman of Credit Suisse's investment bank, who died last month aged 49, after a 14-month battle with cancer, was a pioneer in the industry.

Group ups Iraq investment

December 8, 2010

Global private equity group MerchantBridge has launched an equity fund in Iraq and plans to close a deal of up to $100m in Saudi Arabia in early 2011.

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