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  • Former Moex MD joins EM as new CEO

    Anna Vasilenko, a former managing director at the Moscow Stock Exchange, has joined EM, the strategic advisory and communications firm for clients in Russia, China and other emerging markets, as its CEO.

    • 09.45 AM
  • Another crunch decision for Turkey's central bank

    Turkey's central bank once again faces a critical rates decision this week. Any whiff of a cut in rates would be disastrous for the volatility-stricken country and its access to capital markets.

    • 13 Apr 2021
  • Georgia to refinance dollar debt

    Georgia is returning to the bond market after its existing dollar notes matured just days ago.

    • 13 Apr 2021
  • Sovcomflot seeks dollars as Russia-Ukraine tensions mount

    Sovcomflot, the shipping company majority-owned by the Russian state, is planning to enter the debt capital markets. But the dollar bond mandate comes at a tricky time as military escalation between Russia and Ukraine has caused investor confidence of assets on both sides to fall.

    • 13 Apr 2021
  • Segezha starts Moscow IPO attempt

    Segezha, the Russian paper and pulp company, has filed initial paperwork for an IPO on the Moscow stock exchange. The company is hopeful of becoming the first listed Russian company in its sector, but IPO market turbulence and sanctions fears hang over the offering.

    • 12 Apr 2021
  • Small FIG names to dominate pre-earnings pipeline

    Slovakian lender Tatra Banka is hoping to launch its debut green bond in euros this week, with deal arrangers urging rare issuers to take advantage of quieter markets in the run-up to results season.

    • 12 Apr 2021
  • Pricing widens on Akbank ESG loan though new lenders join

    Turkish lender Akbank has managed to roll over a syndicated loan, which also marks its debut piece of ESG financing. However, pricing widened beyond expectations owing to heightened volatility in both domestic and international markets.

    • 12 Apr 2021
  • Romania returns after strong year of issuance

    Romania this week returned to the international debt markets to issue euro-denominated bonds.

    • 07 Apr 2021
  • Turkey market watchers hope for rate hold as nerves linger

    Market participants are bracing themselves for the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s monetary policy meeting next week, which they hope will result in interest rates being held. Though market access for the sovereign remains difficult, markets are showing some signs of stabilisation.

    • 06 Apr 2021
  • MTS enters into Russian ESG bond market to ballooning investor demand

    Mobile TeleSystems, Russia’s largest mobile operator, has sold a social bond in roubles, as it became the latest major Russian corporate to foray into ESG financing. The issuer has not ruled out a return to international markets, although in recent years it has pivoted towards domestic funding.

    • 01 Apr 2021