AFMI Newsletter

Issue 18: March 2018

AFMI is pleased to present you with the latest edition of the newsletter.

In this issue, we introduce you to a Bond Markets Expert, Noy Siackhachanh. Noy has been working with ASEAN+3 on (i) Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI) to support the development of the local currency bond (LCB) markets and promote regional bond market in emerging East Asia since 2007.

Noy led a team to work with ASEAN+3 policy makers on (i) the design and establishment of Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF) to provide credit enhancement for LCBs and (ii) the preparation of the latest ABMI Medium-Term Roadmap.  She is currently working on a technical assistance project to promote green bonds for infrastructure development in the ASEAN+3 region. 

Prior to this position, Noy was Director of now Public Management and Finance divisions in East and Central Asia and Central and West Asia Regional Departments, and was an advisor in the Office of the President, after completing the Young Professionals Program. 

From 2000-2002, Noy worked at Deutsche Bank Research, Deutsche Bank, Germany, as the Head of Non-Japan Asia. 

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Bond Market News Summaries

Drop in government bond yields set to pressure 2018 earnings & Nigerian banks seen benefitting from improvement in bad loans

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AFMI/AfDB to participate to the « G20 compact with Africa » conference on Local Currency Bond Markets in Pretoria from the 08th to 09th March 2018.

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The 42nd Annual General Assembly of FANAF opened by his Hon President Paul Kagame has ended in Kigali on the 15th of February 2018.

In case you missed it, you could listen to the recording in French of Cedric Mbeng presenting the local currency bond markets as a solution for Insurers and reinsurers.

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In Cape Town, March 14th – 16th, the AfDB will Co-host the 2018 Africa Government Funds Roundtable

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AfDB/AFMI Annual 2017 Local Currency Bonds and Financial Sector Development Workshop

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