There can be no doubt about the event that has dwarfed all others this year as far as a large proportion of people across the globe are concerned. The coronavirus pandemic and its repercussions have been front and centre of thinking and planning from a macro to a micro level and look set to remain there for some time to come.
Covid-19 provides a significant test to the ability of multilateral development banks to respond collectively and rapidly to mitigate the pandemic’s worst effects on the health and social wealth of developing nations
Lack of preparation and weak economic foundations threaten to undermine Latin America's recuperation from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic
While fears were expressed for what might be in store for the emerging markets in the face of the year's various ordeals, the outcome has been far more positive than many supposed
The IMF and World Bank have done a good job in aiding African nations during the pandemic, but those countries' governments must now take it upon themselves to act responsibly
While welcomed, China's aim to revolutionise the green sector came as something of a surprise. Now the hard work begins
Lebanon faces a long road to recovery after decades of fiscal mismanagement and political chaos
Bangladesh is on track to have one of the world’s fastest growing economies this year despite the Covid-19 emergency but it must sort out a looming banking crisis.
Don’t write off Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. Although the volume of BRI projects may be down up to 30% this year, Beijing is being more forgiving of debt as the project focuses on Asia
As China’s onshore bond market opens up to international participants, domestic and global players are learning from each other.
If there is anything certain in these most unusual times, it is that no one can say what the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will turn out be. All that is known is that they will likely be long-lasting and will definitely be costly. Against this backdrop, public sector borrowers around the globe sprang into capital markets action, raising billions to help fund the various schemes put in place to combat the virus and mitigate its repercussions. Some were quick off the mark and others less so, while a few naysayers were notable by their lack of cohesive action. But, generally, they showed their mettle. And they came from every level - from supranationals to sovereigns and their agencies to regional entities. Issuers already set to borrow billions simply upped their plans and embarked on borrowing billions more - lots of them.