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  • Greece

    Greek buyback set for success

    Top News | 30 November 2012

    Greece’s bond buyback, expected to be unveiled on Monday, has a high chance of success given the large proportion of state-connected holders and the opportunity for a profitable exit for hedge funds that bought at low levels over the summer.

  • Bill Mills

    Bill Mills takes on Citi CEO EMEA role

    Capital City | 18 October 2012

    Bill Mills, North America CEO at Citigroup will also serve as CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa on an interim basis, Mike Corbat said in an internal memo circulated within the region.

  • Michael Corbat

    IFR Comment: Salomon vet Corby faces tough mission after battlefield promotion

    Capital City | 17 October 2012

    Mike Corbat is not quite the last man standing from the old Salomon that dominated the bond business for years but his elevation to the top of Citigroup has surprised his peer group from the glory years.

  • P&M: Morgan Stanley's EMEA FIG chief leaves

    Ticker | 23 May 2012

    Morgan Stanley’s head of EMEA FIG capital markets, Shyam Parekh has left the U.S. firm.

  • Greek church dome

    UPDATE: Greece extends foreign law bond swap to April 4

    Capital City | 23 March 2012

    Greece has extended the deadline for foreign law bondholders to swap notes for a second time, giving investors until April 4 to sign up to PSI, a source said.

  • Greek statue

    Greece extends foreign law swap

    Top News | 23 March 2012

    Greece has for a second time extended the deadline for its foreign law bondholders to swap notes under the private sector involvement scheme, giving investors until April 4 to sign up to the offer.

  • From the fjord into the mire

    From the fjord into the mire

    All Special Reports | 16 March 2012

    During the dark days of November when financial markets were in thrall to the eurozone sovereign crisis and Spanish and Italian bonds were in virtual free-fall, propped up by the central bank, the SSA sector was stung by a sudden and dramatic downgrade to Eksportfinans to junk. In addition to massive mark-to-market volatility, it triggered a sudden and frantic reappraisal of its peer group.

  • European supranational, sovereign and agency debt volumes - detail

    Graphic Detail: European SSA supply up 16% YTD, best start since 2009

    Capital City | 06 March 2012

    European SSA supply totalled US$252bn during the first two months of 2012, up 16% on the same period in 2011, and marking the best annual start since 2009, according to Thomson Reuters data. 

  • IIF

    IIF staff report claims €1trn Greece default losses

    Capital City | 06 March 2012

    A back of an envelope exercise in an IIF staff note calculates the possible effects of a disorderly Greek default and exit from the euro would result in losses of around €1trn.

  • A protester holds up a Greek flag during a demonstration against anti-austerity measures in Athens

    CAC threat sets up Greek bond swap

    Bonds | 25 February 2012

    The starting gun for the biggest sovereign restructuring ever attempted was fired on Friday when Greece unveiled the terms of a bond swap to exchange debt held by private sector investors for new bonds. Assuming it is successful, the deal will write off roughly €100bn of Greece’s debt.