Friday, 23 March 2018

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  • HSBC braves tough dollar market

    Bonds | 23 March 2018

    HSBC last week brought the largest Additional Tier 1 Yankee trade from a European bank, beating its own record while making a dent in the up to US$7bn target it aims to raise from the product in the first half of 2018.

  • Fairfax Holdings

    Fairfax gets debut away in tough market

    Ticker | 22 March 2018

    Fairfax Financial Holdings made its bond market debut in euros on Thursday, pushing ahead despite volatile conditions and a lack of familiarity among European investors with the credit.

  • AIB

    AIB ushers in Irish senior holdco with five-year blowout

    Ticker | 22 March 2018

    AIB Group opened the market for Irish senior holding company debt in style on Thursday, bringing a €500m five-year trade that lured in over €2.25bn of demand despite a challenging market backdrop.

  • Nordic Investment Bank

    Slow going for NIB as tight print leaves investors sidelined

    Ticker | 21 March 2018

    The Nordic Investment Bank found the going slow for a US$500m minimum two-year trade on Thursday, with the level on offer - the tightest for a SSA in US dollars in 2018 - just too tight to entice some investors into the trade.

  • Kommunalbanken sign

    KBN, NIB navigate treacherous US dollar waters

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    Kommunalbanken managed to navigate volatility in the US dollar market to bring its second US dollar benchmark of the year, but success is far from being a given with hazardous conditions expected to remain.

  • European Union flags

    CEDB builds Social bond curve with second outing

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    The Council of Europe Development Bank added a new point on its Social Inclusion bond curve on Tuesday, bringing a €500m seven-year flat to fair value, though demand over €700m was not as strong as for its previous outing in the format.

  • Danone

    Danone, Iberdrola kick off busy SRI week

    Ticker | 19 March 2018

    Danone and Iberdrola are at the spearhead of a busy week in the Green/Social bond sector, ahead of the Council of Europe Development Bank, which is expected to surface on Tuesday with a second Social bond trade.

  • Kommunalbanken sign

    KBN, CEDB, NRW.Bank line up ahead of busy central bank calendar

    Ticker | 19 March 2018

    Kommunalbanken, Council of Europe Development Bank and NRW.Bank are lining up US dollar and euro deals ahead of a busy week for central banks, with the Fed and Bank of England due to deliver rates decisions on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • EC wins plaudits with covered harmonisation package

    People & Markets | 16 March 2018

    The European Commission’s long-awaited covered bond legislative package won plaudits last week, with the principle-based proposals expected to iron out national differences while keeping the spirit of national frameworks.

  • WL Bank leaves investors cold

    Bonds | 16 March 2018

    A €500m 10-year covered bond for WL Bank met with indifference from investors last week as the already tepid appetite for German Pfandbriefe hit a new low.

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