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Bond issuances trend as companies look to capital markets to finance debt
Banking and Finance

Bond issuances trend as companies look to capital markets to finance debt

In an article published in the Financial Times written by Joe Rennison on 15 June 2020, it was reported that top-rated US companies have issued almost as much debt in 2020 as they did in the whole year of 2019. In addition to syndicated and club lending and private equity financing, there has been a huge increase in bond issuances as companies look to the capital markets to finance or refinance their debt. In the article by Rennison, Rich Zogheb, head of debt capital markets at CITI stated that: “it has been remarkable the amount of volume that has come to the market … we keep waiting for investor demand to wane and for us to have a problem but we haven’t seen it.”
Cyprus companies: an overview
Banking and Finance

Cyprus companies: an overview

Cyprus is one of the most attractive tax planning jurisdictions. Its favourable taxation system together with its excellent infrastructure facilities and high quality of services have led Cyprus to be considered as one of the most reputable international financial centres.
COVID-19 and facility agreements
Banking and Finance

COVID-19 and facility agreements

We are all aware of the worldwide personal, financial and economic impacts of COVID-19. If not already, COVID-19 consequences will extend to finance and security agreements and parties should consider how they may be affected and should begin considering how they can mitigate the impact. Most experts agree that a global recession is inevitable and may have a circular effect on finance: if businesses cannot afford to repay their loans, the banks will not lend; if the banks do not lend then many businesses will not have working capital to fund business operations, leading to their demise.
Overview of the Cyprus examinership regime
Banking and Finance

Overview of the Cyprus examinership regime

The near collapse of the Cyprus economy back in 2013 was the instigator for the introduction of a new generation of amendments into the Cyprus companies’ legislation (Cap. 113) providing for a new array of tools which could be utilised with the intention of protecting businesses and buttressing the economy from the then expected adverse consequences a potential depletion of liquidity brought about by the 2013 banking crisis could have on them. Those same tools stand now at the ready to be used by businesses to tackle the difficulties presented to them by the COVID-19 and the new ensuing global recession following in the pandemic’s wake.
UK Bank Ring-Fencing Transfer Schemes: A BVI Perspective
Banking and Finance

UK Bank Ring-Fencing Transfer Schemes: A BVI Perspective

The 2007/2008 financial crisis revealed a variety of substantial weaknesses in several areas of the world’s financial system. The impact of these weaknesses led to the implementation of various reforms to bolster the system to ensure that it was better equipped to survive future economic downturns.
Measures introduced to support companies and individuals in Cyprus in light of COVID-19
Corporate

Measures introduced to support companies and individuals in Cyprus in light of COVID-19

Various measures have been introduced in light of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, for the sustainability of the economy and to minimise the impact of the restrictions of movement for small businesses and the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus.