Zimbabwe opens for business

Zimbabwe opens for business

By ERIC ELLIS

Now Mugabe is gone, one of the poorest nations in southern Africa can see the first signs of interest from international investors, but a chaotic currency regime, heavily indebted economy and looming elections are turning initial euphoria into cautious optimism.

Ramaphosa promises overhaul of South Africa’s economy

Ramaphosa promises overhaul of South Africa’s economy

By OLIVIER HOLMEY

South Africa’s new deputy finance minister took a tough stance on corruption under former president Jacob Zuma – now Mondli Gungubele talks to Euromoney about the embarrassing Zuma years and the Ramaphosa government’s plans to turn the economy around.

Direct lending’s growing pains

Direct lending’s growing pains

More and more private equity sponsors in Europe are now comfortable using direct lenders in their deals – indeed many have done so multiple times.

Corporate funding faces uncertain future

Corporate funding faces uncertain future

February’s volatility has shown that the markets may not always be there for the financing that corporates want to do and that the borrowers may not always be there for the financing that the markets want to do.

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SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair.

Donald Trump: special focus

Donald Trump: special focus

What has the first year of Trump's presidency meant for banking and financial markets? Unsurprisingly, things haven't gone as expected.

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.