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Saturday, 20 October 2018

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  • 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.

  • EIB to shift funding team to products

    People & Markets | 21 September 2018

    The European Investment Bank is shaking up how it runs its funding team by moving from a currency-based split to a product based one, according to market sources.

  • Logo of the European Investment Bank

    EXCLUSIVE-EIB to shift funding team to products ahead of 60th

    Ticker | 19 September 2018

    The European Investment Bank is shaking up how it runs its funding team according to market sources, moving from a currency-based split to a product based one.

  • IDB

    SRI takes centre stage as IADB, ADB mandate

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    The Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank joined the flurry of public sector issuers taking the SRI market by storm, mandating for respective four and 10-year US dollar trades.

  • BPCE

    BPCE uses LED to light up SRI market

    Ticker | 17 September 2018

    BPCE is bringing the first Local Economic Development (LED) bond, a €500m five-year that will further diversify the range of instruments investors can buy in the SRI space.

  • Spanish AT1 back on the map

    Bonds | 14 September 2018

    Bankia priced the first Spanish Additional Tier 1 bond since March, putting a reference point in the market for further peripheral supply. It should not be long before this is forthcoming, given newcomer and country peer Abanca is already plotting its debut.

  • ING Group logo

    ING smashes holdco out of the park

    Ticker | 14 September 2018

    ING Group is set to bring the biggest euro senior holding company trade of 2018, a €3.5bn triple-tranche transaction that has attracted over €12.6bn of demand despite the bank suffering a backlash at home over its failure to prevent money laundering.

  • The logo of the GE Money Bank is seen behind a traffic light in Prague.

    MMB prepares entry on covered bond scene

    Ticker | 13 September 2018

    My Money Bank named leads for an inaugural covered bond on Thursday, the sole issuer to insert a mandate into a bulging pipeline that includes deals from across the capital spectrum.

  • The flags of Austria and the European Union are pictured in front of the Austrian ministry of finance

    RLB Vorarlberg's roadshow pays off for debut

    Ticker | 10 September 2018

    A comprehensive roadshow for Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg’s debut covered bond paid off, with the €500m seven-year uncovering one of the best books seen for recent Austrian supply.

  • Lloyds, RBC broaden Sonia appeal as market gains momentum

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Another step in the development of the Sonia-linked market was taken last week after Lloyds Bank plc and Royal Bank of Canada brought the first notes linked to the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) from financial issuers.

  • Rare Spanish covered supply draws in large crowds

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Deutsche Bank SAE broke the drought in Spanish covered bond supply last Tuesday, bringing a €1bn March 2024 that attracted more than €1.35bn of demand, the biggest book of the week.

  • Spanish flag

    Rare Spanish covered supply draws in large crowds

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Deutsche Bank SAE broke the drought in Spanish covered bond supply on Tuesday, bringing a €1bn March 2024 that attracted more than €1.35bn of demand, the biggest book of the week so far.

  • NIBC

    NIBC CPT covered goes slow against busy backdrop

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Demand for a rare conditional pass-through covered bond was slow to build on Tuesday, with the book of some €800m for NIBC Bank’s 10-year giving leads little leeway to tighten pricing.

  • Japanese flag.jpg

    US dollar market fires up

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    Three public sector issuers are expected to come to the US dollar market this week, providing some much needed supply after a rather lacklustre summer for issuance in the currency.

  • FMS

    FMS adds to sterling supply

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    FMS Wertmanagement brought a £250m seven-year trade on Tuesday, in a bid to attract the last remnants of demand for sterling paper following last week’s issues from the IFC, OeKB, Rentenbank, IADB and ADB.

  • Finnish national flag

    Orders pour in for Finland 10-year return

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    Investors, undeterred by the looming decline in the European Central Bank’s asset purchase programme, piled into the Republic of Finland’s first 10-year benchmark in a year, but the going was slower for frequent issuer KfW.

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