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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • Credit Mutuel Arkea

    Take two in Tier 2: Arkea takes sector by storm

    Ticker | 18 October 2017

    The response to Credit Mutuel Arkea’s second euro Tier 2 this year has surpassed expectations, with books of €4.2bn (pre-rec) enabling the issuer to price the €500m 12-year non-call seven deal with a minimal new issue concession.

  • Novo Banco headquarters in Lisbon

    Forgive and forget? Novo Banco plans €400m Tier 2

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    Novo Banco is planning to raise €400m of Tier 2 capital in the market, which would be its first bond issue since a rescue package was agreed earlier this year.

  • Yield-starved investors roll up sleeves

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    A €400m 10-year non-call five Tier 2 from Banca IFIS was more than twice subscribed, underscoring investors’ willingness to dip their toes into lesser-known but attractively priced credits.

  • ASR Nederland headquarters

    RT1 makes smooth entry into bond market

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    ASR Nederland’s milestone €300m Restricted Tier 1 bond has rallied strongly in secondary, carving out a path for further issuance even if supply expectations remain limited.

  • Mizuho lands double first with Green senior

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    Mizuho Financial Group priced a €500m seven-year senior, its first deal in euros as well as its first Green bond.

  • "Extraordinary year" for market continues

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    The Reg S dollar market for European issuers looked as strong as ever last week, when Standard Life Aberdeen brought its first bond since completing its merger in August.

  • UBI returns to euro senior, SCB debuts

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    UBI Banca sold its first euro senior bond for more than three years, sticking to a preferred format as the long wait continues for Italian lawmakers to give the green light to senior non-preferred issuance.

  • ASB Finance claims tightest NZ seven-year

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    ASB Finance attracted decent demand for a €500m seven-year, despite the trade pricing at the tightest spread yet for a New Zealand covered bond in the tenor.

  • A woman makes a transaction at an ATM outside a Eurobank branch in Athens

    Eurobank the next Greek bank bearing bonds?

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    Eurobank could be the next Greek lender in line to return to the capital markets after a well-received covered bond issue from National Bank of Greece, seen as a first step towards achieving sustainable capital markets funding for the country’s banking system.

  • Iccrea leans on domestic bid ahead of cooperative reform

    Bonds | 06 October 2017

    Domestic investors dominated Iccrea Banca’s latest euro senior, but international buyers may take more notice once the entity becomes Italy’s fifth largest banking group by assets.