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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Chinese and Japanese flags

    Italy taps yen market in first foreign placement since 2016

    Ticker | 25 March 2019

    The Republic of Italy sold the first foreign currency bond off its MTN programme in over two years last Friday, a ¥25bn (US$227m) four-year trade that potentially paves the way for more issuance in foreign currencies.

  • The logo of insurance company Swiss Re

    Swiss Re goes on charm offensive for rare Yankee

    Ticker | 22 March 2019

    Swiss Re is hoping to win over US investors and emulate its recent euro Tier 2 transaction with its first visit to the Yankee market for capital since 2006.

  • No mañana for BBVA

    Bonds | 22 March 2019

    ñBBVA has given itself plenty of leeway to manage its AT1 profile by bringing a €1bn deal a year ahead of the next scheduled call date, a stark contrast to Santander’s approach which left investors roiled last month.

  • bbva-bank

    No manana for BBVA

    Ticker | 21 March 2019

    BBVA has given itself plenty of leeway to manage its AT1 profile by bringing a €1bn deal a year ahead of the next scheduled call date, a stark contrast to Santander’s approach which left investors roiled last month.

  • Fireworks

    Blockbuster day for bank capital

    Ticker | 19 March 2019

    European banks have taken the market by storm and are set to print over €3.4bn of subordinated debt, making Tuesday by far the busiest day for bank capital issuance in the single currency since the start of 2019.

  • BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas takes the baton in Yankee AT1

    Ticker | 19 March 2019

    BNP Paribas raised US$1.5bn from its first Additional Tier 1 deal of the year on Monday, and paid only a small new issue concession thanks to a strong tone that continues to underpin credit markets across the globe.

  • BAWAG P.S.K. logo is pictured at a branch office in Vienna

    Bawag set sights on Tier 2 comeback

    Ticker | 18 March 2019

    Bawag is to return to the Tier 2 market for the first time since 2013, adding another chapter in the bank’s recovery story following an Additional Tier 1 transaction in 2018.

  • BNP Paribas draws strong demand in nervy market

    Bring them and they will buy, BNPP takes AT1 baton

    Ticker | 18 March 2019

    Demand for BNP Paribas’ first Additional Tier 1 of the year has reached US$7.6bn, helped by the strong tone that continues to underpin credit markets across the globe.

  • Montepio

    Strong markets embolden Montepio to revive Tier 2

    Ticker | 15 March 2019

    A sea-change in market conditions has given Banco Montepio the impetus to revive a Tier 2 deal which stalled in the middle of 2018.

  • African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters

    Concession, what concession? SSA market keeps on roaring

    Ticker | 14 March 2019

    The relentless erosion of new issue concessions in the euro SSA market was plain to see on Thursday when the African Development Bank brought a 10-year benchmark in line with fair value.