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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • A man uses a cash dispenser at a Santander branch next to a Banco Popular branch in Madrid

    Banco Popular takes one for the team

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    The regime to deal with failing European banks cleared its first major hurdle last week as the market shrugged off the resolution of Banco Popular and the wipeout of its subordinated debt. But the action raised the stakes for Italy’s troubled banking sector.

  • A man withdraws money from an ATM at a Spanish Banco Popular branch in Madrid

    Sub market soul-searching begins

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    The subordinated debt market stayed relatively sanguine in the face of the wipeout of Banco Popular’s Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 bonds last week, though the full impact of the biggest event faced by the asset class has yet to be fully digested.

  • Spanish flag

    ​Spanish bank Tier 2 not so Popular

    Ticker | 08 June 2017

    Smaller banks in Spain saw their subordinated debt sell off on Thursday in the aftermath of the Banco Popular resolution, with cash prices dropping by multiple points.

  • Banco Popular headquarters

    Banco Popular resolution taken in stride

    Ticker | 07 June 2017

    The regime to deal with failing European banks cleared its first major hurdle Wednesday as the market shrugged off the resolution of Banco Popular and the wipe-out of its subordinated debt.

  • MOVES-Ross adds FIG to corporate syndicate role at Deutsche Bank

    Ticker | 06 June 2017

    Frazer Ross has been appointed as European head of investment-grade corporate and financial institutions syndicate at Deutsche Bank, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group headquarters

    SMFG’s draws strong demand for senior TLAC return

    Ticker | 06 June 2017

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has drawn over €3bn of demand for a dual-tranche senior trade, with its inaugural euro TLAC floater getting the biggest bid.

  • Rare corporate names make the most of investor scramble for bonds

    Ticker | 01 June 2017

    Rare and unusual names dominated the European corporate market on Thursday as issuers capitalised on investor demand for credit.

  • Double Bs at 10-year low

    Fears grow in high-yield

    Top News | 12 May 2017

    Alarm bells have started to ring at the increasingly stretched valuations in the high-yield market, leading some investors to believe that the market could be set for a hard fall.

  • "Bid only for banks" as anything goes

    Ticker | 11 May 2017

    Mediobanca, Santander UK and JP Morgan were able to aggressively revise guidance on senior deals on Thursday as seemingly insatiable demand for bank paper fuelled order books, propelling volumes to their biggest since January.

  • MOVES-Deutsche Bank names Diamond to head SSA in EMEA

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Diamond as the new head of its integrated supranationals, sovereigns and agencies (SSA) business, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.