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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Bond House, SSAR Bond House, Covered Bond House and Asia Bond House of the Year: HSBC

    All Special Reports | 14 December 2018

    While other banks have struggled to hold on to their market share as issuance has fallen, HSBC stood out for its ability to generate momentum across the international bond markets. It is IFR’s Bond House, SSAR Bond House, Covered Bond House and Asia Bond House of the Year.

  • SSAR Issuer: Kingdom of Spain

    SSAR Issuer: Kingdom of Spain

    All Special Reports | 14 December 2018

    Labels are notably tricky to shake off, but in a year when echoes of the eurozone’s peripheral crisis resonated loudly, the Kingdom of Spain successfully managed to reposition itself. For executing one of the biggest European sovereign funding programmes with flair, Spain is IFR’s SSAR Issuer of the Year.

  • Logo of the European Investment Bank

    EIB shrinks funding target for 2019

    Ticker | 13 December 2018

    The European Investment Bank will raise €50bn in 2019, nearly 17% lower than the amount it printed this year, the supranational said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Virgin Money logo

    Brexit risk sees CYBG Tier 2 fly under the radar

    Ticker | 07 December 2018

    CYBG plc opted for the safety of a club deal to sell subordinated debt this week as it sought to sidestep Brexit-related execution risk for its first bond since the completion of its acquisition of Virgin Money.

  • No-call fear rocks Santander AT1

    Bonds | 07 December 2018

    The yield on a €1.5bn Banco Santander Additional Tier 1 has sky-rocketed as the market increasingly prices in the chance of the bank not calling the bond at the first opportunity next year.

  • ING pulls Tier 2 as shivers run down credit markets' spine

    Bonds | 07 December 2018

    ING Group threw in the towel on a Tier 2 US dollar trade last Monday, the most worrying sign yet that access to bank capital funding has become exceptionally expensive as credit investors shut their books after suffering dismal returns this year.

  • Santander

    No-call fears send Santander AT1 yield to all-time high

    Ticker | 06 December 2018

    The yield on a €1.5bn Banco Santander Additional Tier 1 has sky-rocketed as the market increasingly prices in the chance of the bank not calling the bond at the first opportunity next year.

  • The logo of ING bank is seen by the entrance of the group's main office in Brussels

    ING pulls Tier 2 as shivers run down credit markets' spine

    Ticker | 04 December 2018

    ING Group threw in the towel on a Tier 2 US dollar trade on Monday, the most worrying sign yet that access to bank capital funding has become exceptionally expensive as credit investors shut their books after suffering dismal returns this year.

  • MOVES-Rabobank appoints syndicate head, adds for SSA

    Ticker | 04 December 2018

    Rabobank has hired Harman Dhami to head its debt capital markets syndicate, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • The Italian flag waves in front of the "Altare della Patria" in downtown Rome

    Tough backdrop triggers IFIS bond tender

    Ticker | 03 December 2018

    Banca IFIS is offering to buy back up to €100m of a €300m bond it priced just over seven months ago even though the market backdrop for European lenders, and Italian banks in particular, shows little signs of improving.

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