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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Top Stories from IFR Magazine - SSAR

Italian bond sell-off hits banks

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

UniCredit has followed Intesa Sanpaolo in admitting that the sell-off in Italian government bonds last quarter has had a painful impact on its capital strength, showing the link between banks and sovereign bonds remains high.

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Turkey is ripe for a banking crisis unless policies change

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

Turkey could be heading for a banking crisis within months unless the country’s authorities get a grip on economic policymaking.

World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - more commonly known as the World Bank - is marketing the world’s first public blockchain bond. And it has chosen to go a long way from its Washington DC headquarters to do the deal.

SSA regulars keep Aussie supply ticking over

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

Four regular Triple A rated SSA visitors raised a combined A$450m (US$333m) from the Kangaroo market last week.

Sterling star of the show as euros, US dollars stutter

IFR 2245 4 August to 10 August 2018

A flurry of SSA issuers hit the sterling market last week, taking advantage of an attractive funding backdrop in the currency as supply in other currencies ground almost to a halt.

No fireworks for World Bank's keenly priced euro return

IFR 2245 4 August to 10 August 2018

The World Bank’s first euro trade in almost two years just managed to get over the line last week as investors baulked at the tight print on offer.