ABN Amro is lead manager
Bank debt issuance across Asia is soaring this year, driven by the need to comply with Basel III regulations. Fresh impetus from China is set to send volumes higher still
The head of the Asian Development Bank yesterday insisted that he was not “scared, threatened or cornered” by the emergence of a slew of new infrastructure banks and alliances that are springing up around the world.
The World Bank’s East Asia chief, Axel van Trotsenburg, tells Emerging Markets why it is boosting its investment in Myanmar threefold.
Rising US interest rates should in theory lead investors to withdraw money from emerging economies so those in Latin America suffering weak growth. But leading debt bankers feel that the party has some time to go.
Africa has been on the cusp of mainstream capital markets for years. While the continent made a breakthrough in the variety of issuance it produced in 2012-13, 2014 looks like it will be the year when African borrowers finally become established
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
On Ebola: "The World Bank stands as the pivot of that effort to marshal money from the rich world and direct it towards the poor. We need to appeal to the world and to the top 1%.”
Kaushik Basu, chief economist, World Bank
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