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Argentina wowed the market last week with its debut Century bond, at US$2.75bn the largest-ever deal at that maturity and the first from a fully fledged junk issuer.
The Inter-American Development Bank (Aaa/AAA/AAA) raised A$55m (US$42m) from a maiden print of 15-year Kangaroo bonds, with HSBC as sole lead manager.
Portugal has had meetings with Chinese authorities about a planned offering of renminbi bonds, though there is no firm timeline for the project. Any issuance would be the first from a eurozone state in the currency, according to its debt chief.
Municipality Finance took advantage of supportive conditions in the US dollar market for an opportunistic FRN tap.
Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) launched its inaugural Green bond, making the most of a strong tailwind for sustainable assets and French credits.
North Rhine-Westphalia went head-to-head against Germany at the long end of the curve last Wednesday, marketing a 31-year euro benchmark as the sovereign tapped its July 2044s.