Monday, 22 July 2019

Abhinav Ramnarayan' s stories

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  • Needed: a strategy for uncertain times

    Needed: a strategy for uncertain times

    All Special Reports | 22 April 2016

    KfW, one of the public sector market’s largest and most liquid borrowers, was faced with a particularly daunting task this year.

  • Asian Development Bank headquarters

    Dollar market flies as SSA buyers flee negative euro yields

    Ticker | 21 April 2016

    Negative yields in the euro market, wider swap spreads and heavy redemptions have conspired to create perfect primary conditions for public sector dollar issuance, which has hit stratospheric levels in April.

  • Paris city view

    France 50-year signals market peak

    Top News | 15 April 2016

    France has ended a vigil that lasted several months, finally selling a 50-year syndicated issue last week and prompting traders to suggest that the market is probably at its peak.

  • ​NRW surges past KBN on technical wave

    Bonds | 15 April 2016

    The contrast between the pricing levels and the reception for North-Rhine Westphalia and Kommunalbanken 10-year deals on Wednesday demonstrated the effect of the ECB bond-buying programme and the benefits of liquidity in the current market.

  • French flag

    France plans 20s and 50s in ECB-fuelled market

    Ticker | 11 April 2016

    The Republic of France is planning to raise 50-year money as part of a dual-tranche syndication, with the timing of the trade made to coincide with a strong investor bid for long-dated bonds.

  • European Investment Bank

    Buyers scramble for positive-yielding EIB

    Top News | 08 April 2016

    The European Investment Bank was swamped with demand for a 10-year benchmark on Tuesday, with investors scrambling to get their hands on high-grade paper that actually offers a yield and a healthy new-issue premium.

  • KfW branch

    KfW leads blowout day for dollar primary

    Ticker | 06 April 2016

    KfW waited its turn to hit the short-end of the US dollar market and ended up recording a whopping US$8.7bn-plus book, allowing it to tighten pricing levels three times.

  • US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    Yellen comments set up short end of SSA dollar market

    Ticker | 04 April 2016

    Inter-American Development Bank’s decision to announce a US dollar benchmark deal early on Monday morning has strengthened expectations for a busy week, as the issuer is likely setting its flag in the sand ahead of competing supply.

  • Irish flag

    Ireland pays 2.35% on Century bond

    Top News | 01 April 2016

    Participants in the SSA market were left both surprised and impressed when Ireland managed to sell 100-year debt at a coupon of 2.35% last week, an indication of changing sentiment towards the country as well as of the effect monetary policy has had on European government bonds.

  • International Finance Corp. logo

    IFC reaches wider audience with 10-year Green bond

    Ticker | 01 April 2016

    International Finance Corp found enough demand beyond the traditional Japanese investor base to get a sizeable 10-year bond away, the Green format proving decisive in attracting investors from Europe in particular.