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Monday, 22 July 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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    CEDB and BNG secure spots in bustling dollar pipeline

    Ticker | 19 February 2019

    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.

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    ING keeps AT1 ball rolling

    Ticker | 18 February 2019

    ING Group will keep the Additional Tier 1 market in business, banishing any remaining ghosts for the Santander non-call decision, having mandated banks what will be its first transaction in the format since 2016.

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    MOVES-Daiwa bolsters SSA trading with hire

    Ticker | 12 February 2019

    Daiwa Capital Markets Europe has hired Will Thomas to bolster its sovereign, supranational and agency trading.

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    Clear window for Sparebanken Vest covered

    Ticker | 07 February 2019

    Sparebanken Vest Boligkreditt took advantage of an otherwise deserted covered market to bring its biggest ever such bond, another textbook execution for a sector where demand is showing no signs of slowing despite minimal concessions.

  • Market takes Santander no-call signal in its stride

    Bonds | 01 February 2019

    Banco Santander’s €1.5bn 6.25% Additional Tier 1 transaction barely moved last Wednesday after the bank’s chief executive appeared to confirm that it would not redeem the bond on its first call date in March.

  • SSA's phenomenal January streak ends on high

    Bonds | 01 February 2019

    The frenetic demand for SSA paper showed no signs of abating last week as the Republic of Austria and KfW gathered record order books for their transactions, ending a remarkable month for issuance in euros.

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    Market takes Santander no-call signal in its stride

    Ticker | 30 January 2019

    Banco Santander’s €1.5bn 6.25% AT1 barely moved on Wednesday after the bank’s chief executive appeared to confirm that it would not redeem the bond on its first call date in March. With yields on subordinated bank paper rising sharply over the course of 2018, it has made increasingly less sense - on an economic basis - for issuers to exercise calls given the higher cost of refinancing with new AT1 bonds.

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    Bumper book for Austria on blockbuster day for EU sovereigns

    Ticker | 29 January 2019

    The frenetic demand for eurozone sovereign syndications showed no signs of abating on Tuesday as the Republic of Austria gathered orders of over €28bn for a 10-year benchmark despite competing supply from two other sovereign trades.

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    KBN cuts lonely figure in dollar market

    Ticker | 29 January 2019

    Kommunalbanken took advantage of an otherwise sparse SSA dollar market to bring a US$1.25bn five-year on Tuesday, on US$2.6bn of demand in another textbook deal in the currency.

  • No let-up in Sonia-linked whirlwind

    Bonds | 25 January 2019

    The Sonia-linked market welcomed another newcomer last week as its breakneck speed of growth shows no signs of letting up, putting other risk-free benchmark markets in the shade.