Amy Finch Amy Finch Data Journalist, Debtwire

Governments and regulators need to be investors' “best friend” as they face a new wave of non-performing loans, said panellists involved in NPLs in Europe, China, and globally on a webinar, The New Rise of NPLs - Strategies and Investment Opportunities in the Market, aired live yesterday (14 October) during Debtwire Week.

Laura  Gardner Cuesta Laura Gardner Cuesta Senior Reporter, Debtwire CEEMEA

Angola’s Eurobonds have been one of the most volatile since the advent of the coronavirus crisis. The oil exporter has been dealt a crushing three-way blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, as economic and health crises exacerbate the revenue loss from lower crude prices.

Asli  Orbay Asli Orbay Reporter, Arbitration and Litigation, Debtwire CEEMEA

The USD 500m debt of Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri (IDO), a Turkey-based ferry company, will be divided into two as a sustainable and unsustainable loan, which will be reinstated separately on the OpCo and MidCo levels, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

Alesia Sidliarevich Alesia Sidliarevich Associate Editor, CEEMEA, Debtwire

Joint lead managers of the Government of Belarus's USD 1.25bn Eurobonds issued in June - Citigroup, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and Societe Generale - and secondary market trader Barclays have been sent letters urging the lenders to terminate involvement with the notes, according to the correspondence with the banks seen by Debtwire.

Laura  Gardner Cuesta Laura Gardner Cuesta Senior Reporter, Debtwire CEEMEA

Political uncertainty continues to grip Lebanon after the country missed a deadline set by French president Emmanuel Macron to form a government and unlock critical financing this week. As efforts to fill a cabinet led by premier Mustafa Adib continue in earnest, we outline the main issues facing the crisis-stricken country and how they impact its USD 90bn sovereign debt restructuring.

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