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  • Another US$20bn high-grade supply expected next week

    09 June 2017 By Shankar Ramakrishnan

    The US high-grade market could see another US$20bn in primary issuance next week with much of that expected to be front-loaded ahead of an expected US rate rise.

  • Ardagh

    Ardagh PIK expected with eight-handle yield

    05 June 2014 By Robert Smith

    Barely a week after announcing that it is looking to refinance its existing PIK note, Ardagh has launched a new PIK toggle, which investors and bankers expect could price with an eight-handle yield.

  • Bucket with the colours of Argentina's national flag

    Argentina highly exposed to risk sentiment: report

    08 August 2017 By Paul Kilby

    Argentina’s dependence on foreign bond sales to finance deficits makes it one of the emerging market countries most exposed to risk sentiment, CreditSights said in a report this week.

  • Argentina's Cordoba launches US$510m bond

    22 February 2017 By Paul Kilby

    The Province of Cordoba launched US$510m 7.5-year bond on Wednesday, coming with its second debt sale in less than a year as it sought to attend to upcoming maturities.

  • Keith Mullin

    Asset class status beckons for CoCos as €100bn issuance wave predicted

    06 March 2013 By Keith Mullin

    Interesting note this morning from Satish Pulle, lead portfolio manager at ECM Asset Management, the London-based multi-asset credit investor owned by Wells Fargo; interesting because in the firm’s monthly commentary he looked at the financial credit landscape over the next decade.

  • Banks face US$340bn state-backed bond refi hole

    24 August 2011 By Helene Durand, Capital City

    Banks will struggle to refinance the upcoming mountain of government-guaranteed debt that is due to mature in the next two years unless the primary market fully thaws in the coming weeks, according to bankers and investors. Banks had planned to aggressively use the autumn period to get ahead of large refinancing requirements in 2012. Thomson Reuters data show that the US$230bn equivalent of European bank government-guaranteed debt will mature in 2012 and US banks will have more than US$122bn maturing.

  • US dollar bills

    Banks take big fees in flat M&A market

    03 January 2018 By Philip Scipio

    Global merger and acquisition activity was flat in 2017 from 2016, but there was a lot for dealmakers to get excited about as the number of deals picked up - translating into bigger fees for advisers.

  • IBK boost for Korean ECM

    Blowout for IBK's AT1s

    25 July 2017 By Frances Yoon

    Industrial Bank of Korea received a blowout response for a US$300m Additional Tier 1 issue that offered relatively high returns on debt issued by a policy bank.

  • Blueprint double dips on equity funding

    30 March 2017 By Robert Sherwood

    Repeat biotech issuers are becoming rarer as selling stock becomes more expensive, but for those who can pull it off, the market is more than welcoming.

  • BOC

    BOC AT1 opens door for new China asset class

    16 October 2014 By Lianting Tu

    Bank of China braved a weak market to sell a landmark US$6.5bn offering of Basel III-compliant Additional Tier 1 preference shares and, with it, open the door to a new asset class for China.

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