Kazakhstan delays big oil, airline and telecoms IPOs again

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 27, 2019

Officials act amid market uncertainty after hired advisers say they should wait on valuations to improve.

IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing

IIF: Game of loans, debt at record highs, climate concerns to drive up cost of borrowing further

Institute of International Finance November 22, 2019

​Without question, rising debt levels have supported global growth since the 2008 financial crisis. However, there are increasing questions about the marginal utility of further borrowing—and a lot of concern that a continued ramp-up in debt could sp

IIF: 2020 the climate super-year

Institute of International Finance November 11, 2019

The growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance to investors (and ultimately to voters) is one of the most important forces shaping the new global economy. CO2 emissions must peak next year or we are in trouble.

Growth of popular unrest in Kazakhstan ‘met by throttling of internet freedom’

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2019

Watchdog Freedom House says country has in past year experienced one of world’s worst deteriorations in online liberties.