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Friday, 22 June 2018

Sandrine Bradley' s stories

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  • Egypt churns out lending opportunities

    Loans | 08 June 2018

    Egypt is shaping up to be a strong focus for emerging markets loan bankers as state-owned Banque Misr gears up to launch a US$500m syndicated loan.

  • Uralkali, Eurochem test appetite for Russian risk

    Loans | 08 June 2018

    Russian fertiliser companies Uralkali and Eurochem are both in the market for US$500m-plus loans, the first sizeable deals that will test lender appetite for Russian exposure following the latest round of sanctions imposed on the country by the US in April.

  • Lenders to take control of Turk Telekom

    Loans | 25 May 2018

    Banks are set to take majority control of Turk Telekom in a debt restructuring that will see them take over Turkish holding company Otas, which owns a 55% stake in Turk Telekom.

  • Shopping mall

    Banks shy away from UK high street

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Banks are increasingly wary of lending to the UK retail sector as shoppers continue to desert the high street in favour of lower cost online rivals, raising the prospect of further loan losses.

  • Russian loan market makes first steps to recovery

    Loans | 11 May 2018

    The Russian syndicated loan market is making a cautious return after a short hiatus caused by the introduction of sanctions by the US on April 6, with a small number of Russian corporates now in talks with international lenders for new loans.

  • Gloomy outlook for Middle East loan market

    Loans | 04 May 2018

    Banks’ efforts to lead Middle Eastern syndicated loans have intensified, as lenders become more concerned about the fall in facilities in the region and the weak deal pipeline for the second half of the year.

  • Steinhoff's loans rise in secondary

    Loans | 27 April 2018

    The price of loans backing troubled South African retailer Steinhoff has risen in Europe’s secondary loan market following the company’s AGM on April 20.

  • The company logo of United Company RUSAL is displayed during a news conference in Hong Kong

    Banks assess Rusal options

    Top News | 20 April 2018

    Lenders to Rusal are exploring how to get rid of their exposure to Russian aluminium company before a May deadline set by the US, as the fallout from fresh US sanctions pulls Russian loan pricing lower in Europe’s secondary market.

  • Russia

    Panic stations for banks and investors as Russia sanctions bite

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    Banks face heavy losses from being forced by new US sanctions to dump loan and bond exposure to Russian companies and individuals amid growing political tension between the two countries and increasingly panicked conditions in the market for Russian assets.

  • Metinvest takes aim at debt pile

    Emerging Markets | 23 March 2018

    Ukraine metals and mining group Metinvest is seeking to refinance a significant chunk of a US$2.3bn debt pile that emerged following a restructuring last year.

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