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Infrastructure Finance Outlook (Q2 2018)
S&P Global Ratings Report

Emerging Market Cross Sector Risks (May 2018)
Fitch Ratings Report


Snapshot on the Outlook for the Developing Markets

The LMA spoke to Michael Foundethakis, Partner at Baker Mckenzie, following its 2018 Syndicated Loans Conference in London. Michael discusses the outlook for the Developing Markets, including lender appetite, the role of DFIs and ECAs, and geographical and product trends.

Developing Markets Quarterly Bulletin - November 2018

For the latest DM news, briefing notes, legal & regulatory news and upcoming events.


Spotlight on the LMA ECA Buyer Credit Facility Agreement

This video interview with Clare Dawson, Chief Executive of the LMA, and Massimo Schirò, Legal Affairs Director at SACE, considers the new LMA recommended form of ECA Buyer Credit Facility Agreement.

EU Council proposal to amend the CRR adjustment package

On 14 February 2019, the European Council published a proposal to amend Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 with regards the leverage ratio, the net stable funding ratio, requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities, counterparty credit risk, market risk, exposures to central counterparties, exposures to collective investment undertakings, large exposures, reporting and disclosure requirements and to amend Regulation (EU) No 648/2012.

The LMA welcomes, in particular, the exemption contained in Art 429a of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013

Update to OECD Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits has been updated. The new version of the Arrangement came into effect from 1 January 2019 and replaces the previous version of July 2018.

African election insights: Nigeria

This briefing by Linklaters and Aluko & Oyebode considers the upcoming presidential elections in Nigeria and the possible policy changes affecting sectors such as infrastructure, energy and investment into public-private partnerships that could arise as a result of those elections.


Navigating US sanctions against Iran and the EU blocking regulation

The European Commission has begun targeting US sanction measures against Iran under the so-called Blocking Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96), which was recently updated. Baker McKenzie discuss these developments in the following article (published September 2018) and how they create real compliance dilemmas for the banking industry, which has been on the frontline of US sanctions enforcement efforts.

Africa and Renewables: Wholesale Change or Short term surge?

In this briefing, Hogan Lovells considers the challenges posed by producing and accessing renewable energy in Africa, and how to overcome these to achieve potential and scale. The report also highlights the potential for renewable energy production to revolutionise access to energy throughout the continent.