African sovereigns set for loan spree

Emerging market loans bankers are predicting African sovereign issuance will blossom this year, after Kenya led the way with a $1bn transaction last year.

  • By Bianca Boorer
  • 18 Jan 2018

One banker from a French firm said African sovereigns will be “a significant area of interest”. He expects Kenya to return to the market, along with Tanzania and Benin.

The second banker from a Japanese bank added Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda and Nigeria to the list of expected issuers. ...

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