S&P Global Ratings’ Gloria Lu and Abhishek Dangra discuss looming volatility in Asian infrastructure market for Brink Asia

S&P Global Ratings’ Gloria Lu, Senior Director of Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings, Asia Pacific, and Abhishek Dangra, Director, Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings, recently discussed the looming volatility shadowing Asia’s infrastructure market for Brink News, offering their own views and potential responses to increasing risks proliferating in the region.

Discussing the refinancing risks that China may face as a third of the market’s debt approaches maturity in the coming months, Lu and Dangra consider some options available to mitigate external pressures, such as political and regulatory reform.

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S&P Global Ratings’ Julyana Yokota reviews Latin America’s changing infrastructure landscape for Brink News

In a commentary for Brink News, Julyana Yokota, Director of Infrastructure Ratings at S&P Global Ratings, highlights the geopolitical and regulatory risks that are driving a shift in investor sentiment towards Latin American infrastructure.

Yakota considers Brazil, Mexico and Argentina individually, alongside the broader regional landscape, stating that “credit conditions have significantly improved…particularly with regard to utilities’ regulatory stability and transparency.”

The full commentary can be found here.

Crown Agents Bank’s David Bee explores how technology can help investors navigate Africa’s currency market

As the appetite for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa intensifies, currency illiquidity and volatility stand as potential barriers to growth. In an article for The Global Treasurer, David Bee, Head of Global Markets at Crown Agents Bank, explores how new, innovative technologies – such as EMpowerFX – can begin to offset Africa’s currency concerns.

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CAB launches its new video

Crown Agents Bank’s new video made its debut at the Treasurers Roundtable Annual Conference in Washington DC last week.

Moorgate was involved in all stages of the production.

 

Credit risk, stranded assets and the environment: S&P Global Ratings’ Mike Wilkins contributes a chapter to a major new Routledge study

With ongoing advances in sustainability, the risk of being unable to monetise ca​r​bon assets grows by the day. A new book from Routledge, Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity, explores the ramifications of asset stranding across various sectors of the global economy.

Mike Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, supplies chapter 8, drawing on research and real-world corporate case studies to focus on the credit implications of stranded assets.

CAB’s CEO talks to TXF about the future of derisking

In a recent interview with TXF, Albert Maasland, CEO at Crown Agents Bank, explores the banking market’s current approach to derisking correspondent relationships.

He recognises that although the high cost of compliance continues, derisking in emerging markets has slowed, having had the desired effect of cleaning up inappropriate payments flows in recent years. He points out that despite good progress, some unintended consequences – such as the forcing of payments underground – are becoming more apparent.

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