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Fitch Ratings has assigned Cyprus-based Central Asia’s largest group of cement producers ...
Benchmarks are painfully high as SOFR remains above the 5%-level, compared to the 0.05% seen in October 2021, while 12-month Euribor is testing the 4%-level, compared to the minus 0.5% recorded in October 2021.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Uzbekistan’s mining giant Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex's (AMMC's, or ...
Grand coalitions between rivals are one symptom of the radically changed political landscape of the last decade.
Sberbank Kazakhstan was the second largest commercial bank and one of the leading banks that financed small and medium enterprises and the corporate sector.
Average inflation in rated sovereigns in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region will remain above that of rating peers in 2023-2024, despite peaking recently, due to relatively underdeveloped ...
Fitch Ratings has affirmed National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of the Republic of ...
Decarbonisation costs predicted to put up region's average debt/GDP levels by 7pp by 2030.
The war in Ukraine is likely to drag on for years but the impact will increasingly be limited to the combatants and countries in Russia’s immediate neighbourhood, Fitch Solutions analysts forecast.
The Budapest-based international development bank finally officially admits that it cannot meet its obligations after being frozen out of international financial markets. At the same time it insists that it is not yet insolvent.
With the attention of economists and financial analysts absorbed by the banking crisis, other clouds on the horizon are being neglected. I see sovereign default in emerging markets as one of those risks.
The Georgian economy has bounced back fast from the series of sharp shocks of recent years, and rather than being dragged down by the polycrisis that has been unfolding.
Romania’s fiscal policy continues to consolidate and borrowing needs are at a record high due to the heavy maturity calendar. However, net issuance of ROMGBs is almost the same as last year. Romania is the region's leader with 44% of planned bonds.
Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.
One year since the Ukraine conflict began, the share of stable sovereign outlooks in Emerging Europe is at its lowest since late 2003.
Faced with governments struggling with high debt burdens in South Asia and Africa, and growing regulatory caution in Europe, China is increasing its focus on Central Asia, Fitch analysts said.
During unprecedented world monetary easing two years ago, operator LimakPort sold $360mn of 15-year eurobonds with a 9.50% coupon.
Rating agency warns that a significant delay or shortfall in EU funding would significantly affect forecasts for economic growth, fiscal balances, and external metrics.
Bulgaria will hold its fifth general election in two years this April, further delaying reforms needed to unlock EU funds and meet eurozone entry criteria.