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Saturday, 24 February 2018

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  • A Moody's sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company's corporate headquarters in New York

    P&M: EMEA ratings upgrades outpace downgrades for first time since 2008 – Moody's

    Capital City | 07 April 2014

    There were more ratings upgrades than downgrades in EMEA last quarter for the first time since 2008, but it was tougher to position ratings between a forward-looking approach that risks getting it wrong and a conservative approach which could lag companies’ actual credit quality, Moody’s said on Tuesday.

  • Greece

    Greece plans April comeback

    Top News | 04 April 2014

    Greece is planning to return to the international bond market this month, four years after it became the first eurozone country to be bailed out and only two years since defaulting on its debts. With the country showing signs of pulling out of a crippling recession, the government aims to raise €2bn in a sale of five-year bonds, bankers told IFR l

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    UPDATE 4: Greece plans April bond market comeback with five-year issue - sources

    Capital City | 03 April 2014

    Greece is planning to return to the international bond market this month, four years after it became the first eurozone country to be bailed out and only two years since defaulting on its debts.

  • The logo of French BNP Paribas bank is seen in central Paris

    Marks departs as BNP Paribas unveils plans

    People & Markets | 28 March 2014

    BNP Paribas parted ways with Christopher Marks, global head of debt capital markets last week, a move that surprised bankers at rivals and internally. There is no indication that Marks is leaving for another firm. No replacement candidate has been announced.

  • Merrill debt veteran Richards retires

    People & Markets | 07 March 2014

    Paul Richards has retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after a 28-year career at the firm, during which he held a number of senior debt positions.

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    UPDATE: P&M - Debt veteran Paul Richards retires from BofA Merrill

    Capital City | 07 March 2014

    Paul Richards has retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after a 28-year career at the firm during which he held a number of senior debt positions, the bank said.

  • Repsol

    Argentina lines up US$5.5bn bond for Repsol

    Top News | 21 February 2014

    Repsol is close to completing negotiations with Argentina that will result in the sovereign issuing a US$5.5bn nominal bond offering as part of a US$5bn settlement over the 2012 expropriation of the Spanish oil firm’s stake in YPF.

  • YPF

    UPDATE: Argentina lines up US$5.5bn bond in Repsol settlement

    Capital City | 21 February 2014

    Repsol is close to completing negotiations with Argentina which will result in the sovereign issuing a US$5.5bn nominal bond as part of a US$5bn settlement over the 2012 expropriation of the Spanish oil firm’s stake in YPF.

  • Event Verizon

    Event Verizon

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Anatomy of a giant: Verizon’s US$49bn bond. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of creating the biggest bond deal ever. It was a transaction many years in the making, but when it came together, it did so very quickly indeed.

  • Brave new world

    Americas Financing Package: Verizon

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Every once in a while, a deal comes along that simply breaks the mould – and redraws the map of what can be done in the global capital markets. The bond and loan package to fund Verizon’s US$130bn acquisition of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless was a deal like that. For changing the landscape of the possible, it is IFR’s Americas Financing Package of the Year.