Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • IDA making debut in international bond market

    IDA making debut in international bond market

    Ticker | 16 April 2018

    The International Development Association, the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries, is making its debut in the international capital market with a US dollar five-year benchmark.

  • Peripheral sovereign gravy train rolls on

    Bonds | 13 April 2018

    Investors last week piled into the first 15-year benchmarks from Portugal and Ireland since 2014, undeterred by tighter spreads and lower yields as the peripheral gravy train trundles on and bondholders seek out the last bastion of performance in EGBs.

  • EFSF chooses price over size for market return

    Bonds | 13 April 2018

    The European Financial Stability Facility chose price over size for its first benchmark since February, opting to pay a skinny new-issue premium on the €3bn October 2026 transaction.

  • Flags

    Euro market passes SSA supply test

    Ticker | 12 April 2018

    The European public sector market passed its first big supply test since mid-March this week, with issuers finding more than ample demand to cover transactions despite ructions in other parts of the credit market.

  • Portugal

    Portugal rides on Ireland's coattails

    Ticker | 11 April 2018

    Portugal will issue its first syndicated 15-year benchmark since 2014 later on Thursday, joining Ireland in tapping the tenor as the peripheral recovery story shows no signs of ending.

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    Ontario clears path for Alberta's euro first

    Ticker | 10 April 2018

    The Province of Ontario cleared the path for an inaugural deal from the Province of Alberta on Tuesday, pricing a €1.5bn April 2025 trade at the tight end of guidance.

  • Logo of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    Market puzzled by slow EFSF bookbuild

    Ticker | 10 April 2018

    The European Financial Stability Facility found relatively slow demand for its first transaction in over a month, surprising market participants, who had been expecting a blowout.

  • Ireland's national flag flies above a statue on O'Connell Street in Dublin.

    Ireland strikes while iron's hot

    Ticker | 10 April 2018

    Demand for the first plain vanilla benchmark sovereign syndication since the end of February has passed €7.4bn, giving a flavour of investor appetite for longer debt against a lower rate backdrop.

  • BNG jumps ahead of busy queue

    BNG jumps ahead of busy queue

    Ticker | 09 April 2018

    Bank Nederlandse Gementeen opted for an intra-day execution strategy for its first euro benchmark since it failed to sell a €500m 10-year in January, jumping in ahead of what is expected to be a busy market.

  • Vienna

    Hypo Noe out at last

    Ticker | 09 April 2018

    Hypo Noe is taking advantage of a more solid market backdrop to bring a rare Austrian euro senior transaction, almost a month after it concluded investor meetings for the trade.