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Senior jobs in loan market under threat

12 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 12 (LPC) - The recruitment of senior syndicated loan bankers is under threat as a low deal environment in conjunction with increased automation and regulation are making these roles progressively obsolete.

Doncasters lenders seek restructuring advisers

17 May 2019

LONDON, May 17 (LPC) - Lenders to UK engineering group Doncasters are in the process of appointing debt restructuring advisers as the company struggles with its circa £800m debt load, several sources close to the situation said.

Saudi Aramco in early talks on jumbo debt deal

05 Sep 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco is having preliminary talks with banks about a potential debt financing of up to $70 billion (54.7 billion pounds)

Saudi’s PIF to sign US$11bn loan next week

04 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 4 (LPC) - Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), is set to sign a US$11bn syndicated loan next week, according to bankers close to the deal, which will help to fund the kingdom's economic transformation plans.

Akbank aims to refinance loan by end September

03 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 3 (LPC) - Turkey's Akbank is expecting to sign a loan refinancing in late September, as Turkey’s deepening financial crisis hampers banks' attempts to refinance US$6.4bn of syndicated loans before the end of the year.

Turkish banks' secondary loan prices hit six-year low

23 Aug 2018

LONDON, Aug 23 (LPC) - Turkish banks' secondary loan prices have hit their lowest point since early 2012, further complicating their efforts to refinance billions of dollars of loans as the country's financial crisis shows no signs of easing.

Exclusive - Russia's Gazprom suspends external borrowing amid spat with Naftogaz: sources

06 Aug 2018

MOSCOW/LONDON Russia's Gazprom suspended its external borrowing programme earlier this year because of a deepening legal dispute with Ukraine's Naftogaz over gas supplies, three banking sources told Reuters.

Bankers weigh giant Aramco-Sabic debt financing

27 Jul 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Bankers are discussing a potential jumbo financing of up to US$70bn to back oil giant Saudi Aramco’s acquisition of a majority stake in Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) .

Steinhoff seeks further debt standstill from creditors

27 Jun 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Troubled retailer Steinhoff said it is seeking a further three week standstill from creditors on its debt obligations as a financial restructuring nears agreement.

Steinhoff seeks further debt standstill from creditors

27 Jun 2018

LONDON, June 27 (LPC) - Troubled retailer Steinhoff is set to announce a further three week standstill from creditors on its debt obligations on Wednesday, as a financial restructuring nears agreement, according to sources close to the situation.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.