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  • Tables unturned for Turkey despite sukuk success

    Tables unturned for Turkey despite sukuk success

    The Republic of Turkey demonstrated its access to international markets this week with a four times oversubscribed sukuk. But the deal does not represent an access-all-areas pass to the capital markets for the borrower, following a turbulent period that has seen little change to appease investors, writes Mariam Meskin.

  • UK consults on national security veto for listings

    UK consults on national security veto for listings

    The UK government is consulting with market participants about new powers enabling it to block companies from listing their shares in the country on national security grounds. The move comes after concerns were raised about the 2017 listing of energy and metals company EN+.

  • Turkey mandates for sukuk days after Aramco blow-out

    Turkey mandates for sukuk days after Aramco blow-out

    Turkey has re-entered the debt capital markets with the intention of selling a Sharia-compliant bond, a sukuk. The proposed deal, which some say could come at a premium, was announced just days after Saudi Aramco achieved an enormous order book on its debut sukuk.

  • Believe buyers show lack of belief as stock tanks 14% after IPO

    Believe buyers show lack of belief as stock tanks 14% after IPO

    Believe, the French digital music company, completed its Paris IPO on Thursday morning but the shares bombed in their first hours of trading in another blow for European listings. However, sources close to the transaction were still pleased to get the deal across the line in what they saw as a boost for the French IPO market after another sizeable listing was pulled last week.

  • CEEMEA duo tap into ESG bond market

    CEEMEA duo tap into ESG bond market

    Georgian Railway and Togo-headquartered Ecobank Transnational launched a green bond and a sustainability-linked bond, respectively, on Thursday.

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