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  • MUFG appoints new international head of credit sales and trading

    MUFG announced this week that it has appointed a new international head of credit sales and trading.

    • 17 Jul 2018
  • Exotix hires four in sales

    Frontier markets specialists Exotix Capital has made four new appointments to its EM sales business, expanding its coverage in four different geographies.

    • 16 Jul 2018
  • ‘Malicious’ Lazard rumours send Bahrain to mat again

    Bahraini sovereign bonds fell victim to “malicious rumours” this week after they took a further battering following headlines that Lazard had been appointed as an adviser to the country. The firm, which advises on debt restructuring among other things, was in fact appointed in early May and has been advising the country on its economy for several months, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Virginia Furness and Michael Turner report.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • 'Zero chance' of Bahrain bond after bailout

    Bahrain is no closer to accessing the capital markets for additional funding following its support package from its Gulf neighbours agreed last week, according to local investors. And nor is the appointment of Lazard as an advisor to the country seen as a precursor to debt restructuring.

    • 04 Jul 2018
  • Lowball bids for airline loans lead to EA Partners II default

    EA Partners II, the structured high yield bonds backed by loans to several airlines which are partners of Etihad, announced a note event of default on Friday, thanks to the low bids it received for loans to Air Berlin and Alitalia, both of which collapsed last year.

    • 02 Jul 2018

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  • Lenders see no slow down in Middle East M&A

    Middle Eastern loans bankers are preparing for even more M&A from the region in the coming months, with the United Arab Emirates tipped to continue driving asset sales.

    • 12:00 PM
  • ‘Malicious’ Lazard rumours send Bahrain to mat again

    Bahraini sovereign bonds fell victim to “malicious rumours” this week after they took a further battering following headlines that Lazard had been appointed as an adviser to the country. The firm, which advises on debt restructuring among other things, was in fact appointed in early May and has been advising the country on its economy for several months, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Virginia Furness and Michael Turner report.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • Bahrain’s GCC bailout buoys loan market sentiment

    A new wave of liquidity and price crunching could hit Bahrain’s loan market once details of the country’s bailout from its GCC neighbours emerge, according to lenders from the region.

    • 03 Jul 2018
  • Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co keeps Islamic lending pulse beating

    Saudi retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co has signed an Islamic loan for $300m-equivalent, marking one of the few Shariah-compliant deals to be completed during Ramadan.

    • 11 Jun 2018
  • Bank Sohar seeks syndicated loan facility

    Oman’s Bank Sohar has sent an invitation to banks to join a syndicated loan, as lenders jostle for mandates on a spate of deals in the Middle East.

    • 06 Jun 2018

Latest Middle East Equity news        bonds | loans

  • Saudi index inclusion flings doors open to global investors

    The decision by MSCI to reclassify Saudi Arabia as an emerging market and the country's inclusion in its emerging market indices is a game changing moment for the kingdom in its attempts up to foreign investors. With the IPO of Saudi Aramco looming, investors are excited by the prospects these changes promise, writes Sam Kerr.

    • 21 Jun 2018
  • FCA’s Aramco rule change is nothing new for UK

    The FCA’s decision to modify rules in order to allow sovereign owned companies — such as Saudi Aramco — to achieve a premium listing should be seen as just another chapter in the UK’s cosiness with the House of Saud.

    • 12 Jun 2018
  • FCA's rules for Aramco cleared for takeoff despite backlash

    The Financial Conduct Authority is going through with its plan to create a new premium listing category for sovereign controlled companies, despite fears among investors and lawmakers that the move will weaken corporate governance standards in the UK.

    • 08 Jun 2018
  • Singapore paves way for Israeli IPOs on SGX

    The Singapore and Israel bourses have signed a pact aimed at spurring dual listings of technology and healthcare companies.

    • 14 May 2018

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 36,348.86 161 9.77%
2 HSBC 31,556.08 195 8.48%
3 JPMorgan 25,432.64 119 6.83%
4 Deutsche Bank 22,020.36 76 5.92%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 21,611.76 141 5.81%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 11,343.89 36 18.02%
2 HSBC 7,435.97 18 11.81%
3 JPMorgan 6,064.67 29 9.63%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,950.19 7 9.45%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,165.66 17 6.62%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 14,515.88 45 11.17%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 12,385.00 46 9.53%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,277.69 25 8.68%
4 JPMorgan 11,244.88 45 8.66%
5 HSBC 9,244.84 41 7.12%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 3,627.26 19 16.75%
2 ING 1,739.63 15 8.03%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 1,445.09 5 6.67%
4 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 1,287.73 4 5.95%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,237.60 10 5.72%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 AXIS Bank 4,804.39 83 23.84%
2 HDFC Bank 2,644.34 49 13.12%
3 Trust Investment Advisors 2,334.17 67 11.58%
4 ICICI Bank 1,534.55 51 7.61%
5 Yes Bank Ltd 1,206.91 15 5.99%