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  • Anthony Peters, SwissInvest Strategist

    ICMA - Musings of a market veteran: Anthony Peters

    People & Markets | 09 July 2011

    Another grand announcement from the happy world of bond syndication. New ICMA rules mean that syndicate desks will no longer

  • Keith Mullin, Editor-at-large, IFR

    Stifel Nicolaus Weisel Morgan Keegan anyone?

    Capital City | 09 July 2011

    Ever since Regions Financial, the US bank holding company, announced it had appointed Goldman Sachs to evaluate options for Morgan Keegan, its storied investment bank-cum-broker dealer, the analyst community has been working overtime to come up w

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    ICMA to ban ‘chatter’

    People & Markets | 09 July 2011

    Inflated order books and unofficial guidance through price whispers – so-called bond syndicate “chatter” – have become seemingly immutable parts of the European bond markets. But if the latest proposed updates of ICMA’s best practice guidelines come into effect such practices may become things of the past. Helene Durand and Alex Chambers report.

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    Bank of Ireland set for exchange announcement

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    Bank of Ireland has completed its liability management exercise for all classes of its subordinated debt except for two Canadian dollar denominated issues and one sterling one related to old Bristol & West PIBS has been completed. This will see €654m of instruments convertible into equity in the bank issued to bondholders that accepted the offers.

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    Romania moves on Petrom

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    The Romanian government is to launch a secondary sell-down of a 9.84% stake in utility Petrom on Monday, fresh from the discovery of a natural gas field the previous week. The deal would see 5.5bn shares – worth R2.19bn (US$743m) on Friday’s close – on sale to local and international investors.

  • Foreign regulators need to rethink China supervision-CSRC

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    The string of accounting scandals at overseas-listed Chinese companies should force foreign regulators to rethink how they supervise China-based firms, a senior official from China’s securities regulator said on Monday.

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    Bank of Ireland set for exchange announcement

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    Bank of Ireland has completed its liability management exercise for all classes of its subordinated debt except for two Canadian dollar denominated issues and one sterling one related to old Bristol & West PIBS has been completed. This will see €654m of instruments convertible into equity in the bank issued to bondholders that accepted the offers. The bank will say on Monday whether the exchange offer conditions have been satisfied or waived. Five classes of notes failed to reach t

  • Communication breakdown: We need to talk

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    In the bond world, moves are underway to provide transparency and uniformity in how debt syndicates communicate with the market during bookbuilding. The International Capital Markets Association is currently in the process of updating guidelines on running transactions, as syndicates have long grappled with the problem of order books being inflated by investors desperate for allocation or puffed by underwriters’ trea

  • RESTRUCTURING: Landlords to ‘leave’ Southern Cross

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    Southern Cross’s plans to lead a consensual restructuring of the nursing home operator have come unstuck after the company admitted that all its 80 landlords now wish to “leave the group”. That would mean the existing group would no longer operate any homes.

  • Anthony Peters, SwissInvest Strategist

    Scary jobs, Wappingate and Bond Vigilantes

    Ticker | 11 July 2011

    Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong on the US labor report; my word were those figures disappointing. At least I have two mitigating factors.

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