Strength and depth: Few would claim that conditions in the capital markets could currently be described as normal. Nor that they have they been so for a while now, given the various stimulus programmes that have been enacted around the world in an effort encourage growth in the face of economies flirting with stagnation.
Sustainable infrastructure agenda moves centre-stage
Star turn: In the fluid world of emerging markets, Turkey has this year presented more opportunities than its CEEMEA peers for investors to indulge their views.
Green shoots: There are few subjects in the capital markets that have generated more headlines over the past few years than socially responsible investment.
With attention more often than not focused on other parts of the eurozone and the problems faced by countries mainly in the southern part of the region, it is easy to forget that Germany is not without issues of its own.
One step forward, one step back: While it has been Argentina that has grabbed the bulk of the recent headlines after finally reaching an agreement with holdout bond investors, there is much more to Latin American capital markets.
India: Ready for take-off. It has taken some deep surgery, but India’s capital markets are at last on a much stronger footing. Now that regulators have done their part, it is up to investors and business leaders to take the economy to the next level.
Global monitor: With 189 member states encompassing virtually the entire globe, the International Monetary Fund is uniquely positioned to monitor the health of the economic environment throughout the world.
The IFR Top 250 Borrowers ranking includes all eligible Thomson Reuters league table borrowings in syndicated loans, international bonds, equity-linked bonds and securitisations from May 1 2015 to April 30 2016.
Consistent performer: A little over a year into the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme and the dust is finally beginning to settle.