Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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    Zurich testing insurance sub debt demand

    Ticker | 17 March 2016

    Zurich Insurance is testing investor demand for subordinated insurance debt, the first time a European issuer has done so in a major currency since the sector suffered a severe sell-off.

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    Zurich joins 20-year flurry with longest senior yet

    Ticker | 11 June 2019

    Zurich Insurance joined the flurry of issuers tapping the long end of the euro market on Tuesday, bringing its longest senior to date that was also the longest in the format from an European insurance company.

  • ZKB to lead the way with first of new-style T1s

    Bonds | 14 January 2012

    Triple A rated Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) is planning to price the first public new-style hybrid Tier 1 issue in Europe as soon as this week, having mandated itself and UBS for the perpetual non-call 5.5-year deal.

  • Pound notes

    Yield-starved investors turn to sterling

    Top News | 09 September 2016

    Corporate and financial issuers that had shunned the sterling market for most of 2016 are returning in droves, spurred on by investors’ search for yield and the Bank of England’s upcoming corporate purchase programme.

  • Yankee

    Yankee issuers succumb to lure of dollars

    Top News | 13 March 2015

    A wave of Yankee issuance crashed on to the shores of the US market last week as an attractive cross-currency basis swap and increased demand from investors for higher-yielding debt lured foreign borrowers back to the market.

  • Novo Banco headquarters in Lisbon

    Yankee deals to kick off 2016 FIG issuance

    Capital City | 04 January 2016

    Better liquidity conditions, an easier issuance window and attractive funding levels will lure European banks to the US dollar market, where as many as 10 transactions are expected to surface in the coming days.

  • World Bank takes SOFR to SSA mainstream

    Bonds | 17 August 2018

    The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) last week priced its first bond priced off the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), helping to further propel the new benchmark within the debt capital markets mainstream.

  • IBRD breaks Kauri standard

    World Bank strikes again

    Ticker | 12 June 2019

    The World Bank was back for another helping of US dollars on Wednesday, less than a month since it priced a US$4bn three-year, and days since it priced a dual-tranche sterling transaction, as it puts the final touches to its funding programme.

  • World Bank plumps for sterling

    World Bank plumps for sterling, ADB wraps up second Sonia

    Ticker | 23 January 2019

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development has opted for the sterling market to bring its third benchmark offering of 2019, joining the swelling ranks of international issuers tapping the currency.

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    World Bank drives by; EIB under pressure

    Bonds | 21 November 2011

    The International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, priced a sized-to-demand tap of a November 2013 dollar issue on Monday, showing how much appetite there is for the safest triple A names. The borrower raised US$2.25bn via BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Daiwa CM and RBC CM, attracting a book just a fraction over US$2.3bn in short order. Having opened books at 8am London time, the deal was priced in the early afternoon.

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