Private equity sponsors face big changes

Private equity sponsors face big changes

December 17, 2018

By under-investing the vast funds raised at big expense to their end clients and then delivering shrinking returns, private equity sponsors are prompting customers to demand new approaches.

Central bank drives lending bonanza for Egypt's SMEs

Central bank drives lending bonanza for Egypt's SMEs

October 02, 2018

Egypt’s private-sector banks have traditionally been wary of lending to SMEs, but now a combination of new technology and central bank pressure is driving some of the country’s most sophisticated lenders to take a fresh look at the segment.

Welcome to Euromoney Africa

Welcome to Euromoney Africa

October 09, 2017

It is almost 50 years since Euromoney was born with the wholesale international capital markets, to chronicle their evolution and that of the institutions that serve them.

Zambia: Kalyalya looks beyond the copper crisis

Zambia: Kalyalya looks beyond the copper crisis

October 06, 2017

As Denny Kalyalya’s first term as Zambia’s central bank governor draws to a close, he reflects on the need for IMF support, the currency and debt crisis that engulfed the country two years ago and his efforts to deliver a recovery for the long term.

Sub-Saharan Eurobonds hold up under pressure

Sub-Saharan Eurobonds hold up under pressure

October 06, 2017

Following Mozambique's default, is it time to reassess which other African Eurobond issuers might follow suit – and what options are open to issuers – given deteriorating finances and rising global interest rates?

Bob Diamond is back on the offensive

Bob Diamond is back on the offensive

October 06, 2017

After a characteristically bold attempt last year to acquire Barclays Africa, a firm which he was instrumental in developing, Bob Diamond is even more determined to build his own pan-African bank at Atlas Mara.

African banks grasp the global retreat

African banks grasp the global retreat

October 05, 2017

Barclays’ exit from the continent shows how banks based in developed countries are either unable or unwilling to support growth in emerging markets.

African private equity managers ride out the storm

African private equity managers ride out the storm

October 05, 2017

Currency devaluations and swings in commodity prices have taken their toll on many a private equity investment in Africa in recent years, particularly for those who invested at the height of the Africa bull market between 2005 and 2013.

African businesses see Brexit upside

African businesses see Brexit upside

October 04, 2017

African economists and bankers expect more advantageous trade terms, possibly with both the UK and the European Union, after last year’s shock decision to leave.

Nigeria's unfree float leaves questions hanging

Nigeria's unfree float leaves questions hanging

October 04, 2017

Investors have welcomed Nigeria’s new FX regime that was merged with the interbank rate in August, but doubts remain, as the market still grapples with multiple official rates.