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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Top Stories from IFR Magazine - SSAR

Eurofima rolls into Green market

IFR 2263 8 December to 14 December 2018

Eurofima rolled in last Monday with an oversubscribed €500m long five-year debut Green bond.

EU taps 2033s for loans to Ukraine, Georgia

IFR 2263 8 December to 14 December 2018

The European Union increased its 1.25% April 2033s by a no-grow €515m, with €500m of the proceeds to be disbursed as a low interest loan to Ukraine and €15m to Georgia.

Italy adds short-end liquidity with tap, tender

IFR 2263 8 December to 14 December 2018

The Republic of Italy has added liquidity to the short end of its curve with a €3.2bn tap of the 2.3% October 2021 BTP alongside an accelerated tender offer that saw the sovereign buy back an equivalent amount of five other bonds.

NWB reaffirms taste for dollars

IFR 2262 1 December to 7 December 2018

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank returned to the US dollar market for the second time in less than a fortnight, pricing a no-grow US$500m four-year Water bond last Tuesday.

Italy faces challenge to keep investors on board

IFR 2262 1 December to 7 December 2018

Italy’s ability to ride out political tensions with the EU and cap market volatility will be critical to keeping investors engaged in funding its estimated €250bn-€260bn gross borrowing requirement for the coming year.

Regional issuers add to German flurry

IFR 2262 1 December to 7 December 2018

Thuringia, Deutsche Staedteanleihe No. 1 and Schleswig-Holstein last week added to what has been a flurry of German regional supply this year.