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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Top Stories from IFR Magazine - SSAR

Bucket with the colours of Argentina's national flag

Argentina's Swiss return comes at a price

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

Argentina returned to the Swiss franc market last Thursday after an absence of nearly two decades, although the sovereign’s lowly ratings and chequered history meant the deal was an acquired taste for investors.

NWB and EIB back to sterling

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

Dutch agencies were back in the sterling public market last week, with the dust having settled following the country’s general election.

Social bonds gain momentum

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

The International Finance Corporation priced a US$500m March 2020 Social bond last Tuesday, while the Council of Europe is about to begin a roadshow for its Social Inclusion bond framework.

Indonesia: Eximbank hires leads

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

State-owned Indonesia Eximbank, rated Baa3/BBB– (Moody’s/Fitch), has hired HSBC, MUFG and OCBC as joint bookrunners to arrange fixed income investor meeting in Asia and Europe.

Unedic blasts through benchmark

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

The tightening in French credit spreads following the first televised debate in the French presidential campaign gave Unedic the perfect springboard for its first 10-year benchmark of 2017, a €2bn government-guaranteed trade.

Euro duration strikes back

IFR 2176 25 March to 31 March 2017

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (Aaa/AAA/AA+) kicked off a busy week in long euro issuance last Monday with a €650m March 2038 priced at mid-swaps plus 16bp.