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.
The Republic of France‘s first syndicated foray in the 30-year tenor since 2017 went without a glitch on Tuesday, buoyed by investors’ seemingly bottomless demand for long-dated assets.
The Republic of Cyprus carved out over €8bn of demand for its longest bond yet, a further sign of how far the country has come since it returned to the capital markets in 2014.
The Council of Europe Development Bank and BNG Bank secured their spots in what is expected to be a busy US dollar market in the coming weeks, both mandating banks for five-year benchmarks.