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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Swedish flag/reuters

    Sweden draws in crowds despite tight Treasury print

    Ticker | 21 February 2019

    The Kingdom of Sweden made a triumphant return to the US dollar market after a year’s absence, bringing a US$2bn 2.5% three-year at one of the tightest spreads against Treasuries ever achieved by the issuer and other SSA borrowers.

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

    EBRD smashes own sterling record with second Sonia floater

    Ticker | 21 February 2019

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which only reluctantly adopted issuance linked to Sonia in January, was back for a second helping on Thursday, smashing its own record in sterling with an £800m trade.

  • Norway

    Norway plots syndicated return

    Ticker | 21 February 2019

    Kingdom of Norway is planning a return to the syndicated market, less than a year after using the method for the first time.

  • Rentenbank logo

    Investors unfazed by eye-watering SSA prints

    Ticker | 21 February 2019

    It was Groundhog Day in the SSA market on Thursday as Rentenbank and the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein landed bumper books for their trades despite eye-watering pricing levels.

  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    Credit Agricole offers AT1 amid peers' headline risk

    Ticker | 20 February 2019

    Credit Agricole failed to push pricing as tight as expected Wednesday after negative headlines around peers softened appetite for its Additional Tier 1 bond - a product that has seen renewed demand of late.

  • Rentenbank to make return to euro benchmark market

    Rentenbank to make return to euro benchmark market

    Ticker | 20 February 2019

    Rentenbank has mandated banks for what will be its first euro benchmark trade since June, hoping to become the latest issuer to take advantage of strong appetite for public sector debt.

  • Belgium

    SSA borrowers call the shots in hot dollar market

    Ticker | 20 February 2019

    Public sector issuers were greeted by bulging order books for their US dollar trades on Wednesday despite the low concessions on offer, as the strong tone that has dominated since the start of 2019 showed no sign of changing.

  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    Credit Agricole back in AT1 as market goes from strength to strength

    Ticker | 20 February 2019

    Credit Agricole is the third European lender to bring an Additional Tier 1 bond in less than a week as investor demand for the product and subordinated debt more broadly shows no sign of letting up.

  • French flag

    Smoothly does it for France's return to 30-year

    Ticker | 19 February 2019

    The Republic of France‘s first syndicated foray in the 30-year tenor since 2017 went without a glitch on Tuesday, buoyed by investors’ seemingly bottomless demand for long-dated assets.

  • Cyprus

    Cyprus notches up new record with longest bond yet

    Ticker | 19 February 2019

    The Republic of Cyprus carved out over €8bn of demand for its longest bond yet, a further sign of how far the country has come since it returned to the capital markets in 2014.