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Saturday, 24 August 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • European Union and Turkish flags

    Banks feel the heat as ECB warns on Turkey

    Ticker | 10 August 2018

    Bonds from a number of European banks came under selling pressure on Friday as investors’ concerns around their exposure to Turkey increased.

  • Dollar market gives European banks precious lifeline

    Bonds | 10 August 2018

    European banks made the most of a wide-open US dollar market to bring trades ahead of potential volatility in the coming weeks, raising US$8.25bn in senior and Additional Tier 1 debt last week.

  • UK AT1 supply overhang in focus

    Bonds | 10 August 2018

    The wait for Barclays plc’s long-rumoured Additional Tier 1 finally ended last Tuesday, as the bank placed a US$2.5bn perpetual non-call five that chipped away at the £7bn-equivalent of AT1 paper due to be called by UK financials over the next year.

  • A pedestrian passes the head office of Lloyds Banking Group in central London

    Lloyds joins Yankee stampede, eschews call option

    Ticker | 09 August 2018

    Lloyds Banking Group joined the stampede of European banks going to the US dollar market for funding, launching a US$3bn dual-tranche five and 10-year bullet holdco senior on Thursday.

  • French flag

    French banks get nod for callable senior

    Ticker | 09 August 2018

    French banks are a step closer to being able to issue callable senior debt, a move that will put them on a more even keel with US, Swiss and UK lenders as they look to build their buffers of loss-absorbing debt.

  • BNP Paribas sign

    Dollar market gives European banks precious lifeline

    Ticker | 08 August 2018

    A day after a successful senior non-preferred trade, BNP Paribas was back in the US high-grade primary with a US$750m perpetual non-call 10-year - the second Additional Tier 1 trade by an European bank this week in the dollar market.

  • barclays suit

    Barclays refi starts to remove UK bank AT1 supply overhang

    Ticker | 08 August 2018

    The wait for Barclays plc’s long-rumoured Additional Tier 1 finally ended on Tuesday, as the bank is set to price a US$2.5bn perpetual NC5 that will chip away at the £7bn-equivalent of AT1 paper due to be called by UK financials over the next year.

  • BNG keeps sterling tap open

    BNG keeps sterling tap open

    Ticker | 06 August 2018

    Bank Nederlandse Gementeen is keeping the flow of taps in sterling going, marketing a £100m increase of its 1% March 2022 transaction.

  • Credit Suisse

    MOVES-Krim returns to Credit Suisse

    Ticker | 06 August 2018

    Khalid Krim is returning to Credit Suisse to co-head its European debt capital markets business, according to sources.

  • No fireworks for World Bank's keenly priced euro return

    Bonds | 03 August 2018

    The World Bank’s first euro trade in almost two years just managed to get over the line last week as investors baulked at the tight print on offer.