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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • EU flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

    MREL certainty nears as Council and Parliament strike deal

    Ticker | 23 November 2018

    The European Council and Parliament took a step closer to hammering out a regionwide framework that will see the implementation of global standards for loss-absorbing debt in Europe, two years after the European Commission proposal.

  • Germany

    Munich Re underwrites success with generous premium

    Ticker | 15 November 2018

    A healthy new issue premium helped Munich Re pull off a strong result for its first subordinated bond since 2012, uncovering over €2.5bn of demand as broader markets sold off and TSB had to shelve a covered bond.

  • Logo of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation

    JBIC sticks to tried and tested, EIB flies

    Ticker | 23 October 2018

    Japan Bank for International Cooperation joined the US dollar primary fray on Tuesday, sticking to its tried-and-tested dual- tranche approach, as the European Investment Bank was putting the final touches to an over twice subscribed no-grow US$3bn transaction.

  • The headquarter of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is seen in London

    Improving economics lure EBRD to sterling, more to follow

    Ticker | 23 October 2018

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is bringing its first fixed-rate sterling bond in over four years, drawn by the better funding costs offered in the currency.

  • Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer of World Bank

    MOVES-Oteh leaves World Bank to join Oxford University

    Ticker | 22 October 2018

    World Bank vice president and treasurer Arunma Oteh will leave the bank on December 1, according to market sources, to join St Antony’s College, Oxford University, as an academic scholar in January.

  • An Italian Army parachutist hoists Italian flag during the Republic Day military parade in Rome

    Italy stays at home as volatility flares

    Top News | 19 October 2018

    The Republic of Italy turned to the safety of its domestic retail market to raise funding last week, as the volatility that has stalked markets for weeks showed little sign of letting up.

  • Easy times over as QE fades

    Bonds | 28 September 2018

    My Money Bank failed to find enough demand to get a debut covered bond over the line last Thursday, the clearest sign yet that the ECB’s exit from the market could have broad repercussions for the asset class.

  • La Banque Postale

    Positive spread draws crowd for LBP

    Ticker | 26 September 2018

    A 10-year covered bond for La Banque Postale managed to draw a book of €1bn, helped by the positive spread on offer, giving the market some reassurance as it enters the last stages of the ECB QE programme.

  • DZ Bank headquarters

    German issuers take SRI route

    Ticker | 25 September 2018

    The German FIG market took a distinct SRI turn on Tuesday, with DZ Bank and Deutsche Kreditbank bringing respective Green and Social bonds.

  • Brighter Italian picture opens door to CDP

    Bonds | 21 September 2018

    Cassa Depositi e Prestiti brought last week the first transaction from an Italian government agency since the country was engulfed in political turmoil, the latest step in the Italian credit recovery.