How democracy benefits Africa’s debt

How democracy benefits Africa’s debt

September 18, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

In Africa, the more democratic a country is, the higher its Euromoney Country Risk score, but as the continent’s ECR grade stalls, African countries are diverging – politically and economically.

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle

September 16, 2019

The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like.

The places that finance forgot

The places that finance forgot

September 12, 2019

Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola.

SquareBook aims to fix the IPO process

SquareBook aims to fix the IPO process

July 26, 2019

A new bookbuilding platform is at the heart of an attempt to unbundle a process that some feel is no longer able to serve growth companies in need of capital.

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SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

March 25, 2019

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

March 18, 2019

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

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

December 03, 2018

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.