Helene Durand is deputy global credit editor for IFR Markets and Reuters. She joined Thomson Reuters in May 2011 from EuroWeek. She spent five and a half years at EuroWeek as fixed income editor, and set up the Daily Bank Finance website there. Before EuroWeek, Helene worked at IFR from July 2000 to December 2005. Helene holds a Law degree from Universite de Bordeaux 4 as well as an MA in European Industrial Relations from Warwick University Business School.
Novo Banco is hoping to sell a €400m Tier 2 bond in what would be the biggest capital markets test for the beleaguered Portuguese lender since a rescue package agreed in 2017.
Inaugural Green bonds from Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg and KBC Group received a rip-roaring response from investors, helped by their green nature that proved to be an added selling point against a tougher market backdrop.
An inaugural Green bond for KBC Group received a rip-roaring response from investors, an outcome that was attributed to its green nature and contrasting with the less-than-enthusiastic appetite seen for other recent senior deals.