Mexico cleaned up a chunk of short-term debt maturities on Tuesday with a $3.26bn 2041 bond. The country’s deputy finance minister told GlobalCapital that the sovereign had decided to act fast to issue amid expectations that US Treasury yields will widen further.
An uneven economic recovery is expected across emerging and developed markets over the next year, the IMF said this week during its spring meetings. Meanwhile, a proposed boost to special drawing rights has split market opinion.
The announcement this week that the IMF is on its way to issuing a further $650bn of special drawing rights, providing central banks with extra foreign currency liquidity, should not be criticised for being too little, too late. It marks a much needed return to multilateralism, something that the developing world will benefit from.
Development banks across the world — and especially those in Africa — have proven to be indispensable sources of relief during the last year. Though Africa has a wealth of challenges to economic recovery, the West African Development Bank, also known as Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD), has high ambitions for the year ahead.…
Greater China issuers are eagerly turning to the international loan market again for funding, encouraged by low pricing and flush liquidity to refinance debt early and raise new money. But there are still many roadblocks, with banks cautious about predicting a quick recovery to pre-Covid levels. Pan Yue reports.