Monday, 26 June 2017

Top Stories from IFR Magazine - SSAR

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Argentina surprises with first junk Century

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

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.

Maiden 15-year Kangaroo for IDB

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

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 mulling renminbi offering

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

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.

Swift Munifin taps floater

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

Municipality Finance took advantage of supportive conditions in the US dollar market for an opportunistic FRN tap.

First RATP Green bond leaves the station

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) launched its inaugural Green bond, making the most of a strong tailwind for sustainable assets and French credits.

NRW highlights euro duration bid

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

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.