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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Abhinav Ramnarayan' s stories

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  • Hamburg's Water Castle

    Fifty shades of fail

    Top News | 05 February 2016

    What should have been a perfectly normal deal for Laender 50, a vehicle representing a group of German states, last week collapsed into farce as the banks realised they could not sell the bonds at the level they had promised in order to win the mandate.

  • Financial Ministry palace in Rome

    Italy goes the whole nine yards

    Top News | 05 February 2016

    The Italian Republic priced a €9bn 2.70% 30-year benchmark on Tuesday that was lauded by bankers and underlines the extent to which the European Central Bank is able to allay market concerns around Italy in particular and the global economy in general.

  • Caisse Amortissement de la Dette Sociale logo

    SSAR sales surge

    Bonds | 05 February 2016

    Cades (Caisse Amortissement de la Dette Sociale) was among the latest SSAR borrowers to access the sterling market, with volume from the sector now over half the level printed in the currency in the whole of 2015.

  • EIB completes a third of 2016 target

    Bonds | 05 February 2016

    The EIB last week raised €5.25bn-equivalent from four deals, meaning it has now completed a third of its funding programme for the entire year just five weeks in.

  • Caisse Amortissement de la Dette Sociale logo

    Cades and Sagess impress

    Capital City | 27 January 2016

    French agencies Caisse Amortissement de la Dette Sociale and Societe Anonyme de Gestion de Stocks de Securite jumped into the euro market on Wednesday, providing some juice for investors starved of any sort of spread on the sovereign front.

  • The dome of the Bank of Spain

    EZ sovereigns err on side of caution

    Bonds | 15 January 2016

    Eurozone sovereigns flooded the market with 10-year paper last week, with Spain, Belgium and Portugal raising €18bn between them that generated record levels of demand in a shaky market.

  • US Department of Justice headquarters

    SSA scandal prompts soul-searching

    Top News | 08 January 2016

    SSA market participants were left reflecting on market practices in the sector after IFR revealed last week that the US Department of Justice was investigating at least four traders for possible manipulation of public sector bond prices.

  • Happy new year for SSA – so far

    Bonds | 08 January 2016

    SSA issuers belied macroeconomic concerns to enjoy a strong first full week of 2016, raising a whopping US$38.9bn-equivalent between them.  

  • Ireland covers half of 2016 funding needs

    Bonds | 08 January 2016

    Ireland sold €3bn of 10-year debt on Thursday, covering as much as half of its planned issuance for 2016 at a low cost and capping off a strong start to the year for Europe’s strongest growing economy.

  • Irish flag

    Ireland sells 10-year debt to cap off strong start to 2016

    Capital City | 07 January 2016

    Ireland sold €3bn (US$3.3bn) of 10-year debt on Thursday, covering as much as half of its planned issuance for 2016 at a low cost, capping off a strong start to the year for Europe’s fastest-growing economy.