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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Abhinav Ramnarayan' s stories

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  • SSAR Issuer: European Stability Mechanism cartoon

    SSAR Issuer: European Stability Mechanism

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    The European Stability Mechanism was given the immense task of raising billions of euros in extremely volatile markets. For not only succeeding, but also turning the challenge into an opportunity, the ESM is IFR’s Sovereigns, Supranationals, Agencies and Regions Issuer of the Year.

  • SSAR Bond: Portugal's €5.5bn dual-tranche bond

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    Several peripheral sovereigns have seen their debt levels soar to unprecedented levels in recent times as a consequence of a series of debt crises in 2010 and 2011. Even though the latest crisis itself has subsided for most, those countries still have to find a way of managing the proliferation of short-term debt over a remarkably short period of time.

  • The US Federal Reserve building in Washington

    Fed sets up 2016 nicely for SSA issuers

    Capital City | 17 December 2015

    The US Federal Reserve has ensured that SSA issuers will return to a conducive market when 2016 begins, bankers said, with volatile swap spreads the only potential party pooper.

  • The US Federal Reserve building in Washington

    SSA focus shifts to future rate hikes

    Capital City | 14 December 2015

    SSA bankers are now focusing on the path of US monetary policy next year, given that the first hike in the benchmark interest rate in eight years is widely expected this week.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt

    Deutsche dumped as Belgium primary dealer

    Top News | 11 December 2015

    Belgium has axed Deutsche Bank as a primary dealer for 2016, a move that comes at a time when bankers are questioning the sustainability of the current model for European government bond issuance.

  • A KfW bank branch

    KfW bond issuance to shoot up by a fifth in 2016

    Capital City | 09 December 2015

    Germany-guaranteed KfW could borrow an extra €13bn in the bond market in 2016 as economic growth in Germany and Europe boosts demand for the agency’s loans.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt

    UPDATE – Belgium cuts Deutsche Bank as primary dealer

    Capital City | 09 December 2015

    Belgium’s debt management office has axed Deutsche Bank as a primary dealer for 2016 after conducting a performance review of all its market-makers.

  • African Development Bank in Abidjan

    AfDB markets deal after swap spreads stabilise

    Capital City | 08 December 2015

    The African Development Bank is braving the US dollar market with a three-year Global Green bond, lured by the best market conditions seen in weeks for public sector issuers.

  • Unedic logo

    Small SSA deals succeed after ECB disappointment

    Capital City | 07 December 2015

    SSA issuers cautiously dipped their toes in the market on Monday morning, and found the conditions perfectly tolerable despite the concerns that followed last week’s European Central Bank meeting.

  • Mario Draghi addresses a news conference

    ECB underwhelms with additional easing measures

    Top News | 04 December 2015

    Any expectations of a meaningful flurry of SSA bond issuance going into year-end were dealt a blow last Thursday – and fears were expressed for issuance levels in January – when ECB president Mario Draghi announced amendments to the central bank’s monetary easing initiative that left market participants feeling distinctly underwhelmed.