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  • Mexico hails potential rewards from 'Nafta 2.0' upgrade

    Mexico's finance minister and deputy central bank governor have taken a positive stance on a renegotiation of Nafta in interviews with Global Markets, but analysts believe the trade row with the US only masks deeper-seated structural problems

    • 02 Apr 2017
  • Suriname to reboot economic policy ahead of IMF loan review

    Almost a year after needing a $478m loan from the IMF, Suriname is embarking on a broad range of tax and policy changes to boost revenue and get ready for the next boom in commodity prices

    • 02 Apr 2017
  • Panama eyes $1bn bond to meet 7% economic growth goal

    Panamas finance minister tells Global Markets that his country can hit economic growth of 6%-7% a year as he sets out plans to use a $1bn international bond to improve infrastructure and revitalise sectors that are lagging behind

    • 02 Apr 2017
  • Colombia's 4G programme unscathed by Odebrecht, says FDN

    Development bank FDN is optimistic that Colombia’s flagship 4G road-building programme will emerge unscathed from the Odebrecht corruption scandal as the lender looks to play a more active role in the financing of the projects

    • 02 Apr 2017
  • Markets sanguine on Argentine debt as Tierra del Fuego preps bond

    Argentina's second smallest province is lining up a bond issue that will bring the total issued by public sector entities over the last year to $40bn. Investors remain calm about the rising debt stock, just as long as the government kicks on with fiscal consolidation

    • 02 Apr 2017

  • Uncertainty awaits as Ecuador heads to the polls

    The ruling party’s candidate in Ecuador’s presidential election, Lenin Moreno, is ahead in the polls. But analysts believe whoever wins on Sunday will have to deal with a stumbling economy and accusations of fraud

    • 02 Apr 2017
  • LatAm leaders rally round Paraguay as protests wreak havoc in capital

    Financial leaders gathered in Paraguay for the IDB annual meeting threw their weight behind the host government, whose plans to allow President Horacio Cartes to run for a second five-year term triggered violent protests on Friday night

    • 01 Apr 2017

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  • Goldfajn takes up the fight to revive Brazil

    After two years of a crippling recession and a devastating political crisis that reached its climax with Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in August, the new governor of the Brazilian central bank tells GlobalMarkets: “We have regained hope.” But how long will it take before the LatAm giant is back on its feet?

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Goodbye Great Britain

    The last round of IMF lending to developed market countries (before the European sovereign crisis) was 40 years ago — when Britain was locked out of the capital markets and had to go cap in hand to the Fund

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Credit check: World Bank chief’s five year challenge after election rumpus

    Jim Yong Kim faces a challenge in driving through his reform agenda in his second term amid criticism of his performance so far — and of the election system that handed him another five years in the top job

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Back to the future as IMF shrugs off Greek debacle to focus on EMs

    The IMF’s independent watchdog gave the fund a strongly worded rebuke over its handling of the eurozone crisis. But analysts doubt this will change the way it deals with the stream of emerging markets beating a path to its door for help

    • 03 Oct 2016
  • String theory: fiscal boosts back in fashion

    Continued anaemic levels of economic growth after eight years of rate cuts and unconventional monetary policy have triggered calls for a new round of Keynesian fiscal stimulus. But is there a danger of another debt crisis?

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • The debit and credit sides of fintech's African bank statement

    A $200,000 fraud at a Ugandan microfinance outfit is a telling parable of the risks that financial technology companies face in seeking to deliver the benefits that its supporters have long claimed for the industry

    • 03 Oct 2016

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,650.87 23 11.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,169.49 17 8.53%
3 HSBC 6,243.46 23 6.52%
4 Citi 4,355.35 13 4.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,273.37 17 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 7,281.63 28 8.86%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,994.13 30 7.29%
3 UBS 5,678.69 26 6.91%
4 Citi 4,934.67 35 6.00%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,802.16 24 5.84%