Saturday, 24 March 2018

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  • HSBC braves tough dollar market

    Bonds | 23 March 2018

    HSBC last week brought the largest Additional Tier 1 Yankee trade from a European bank, beating its own record while making a dent in the up to US$7bn target it aims to raise from the product in the first half of 2018.

  • Fairfax Holdings

    Fairfax gets debut away in tough market

    Ticker | 22 March 2018

    Fairfax Financial Holdings made its bond market debut in euros on Thursday, pushing ahead despite volatile conditions and a lack of familiarity among European investors with the credit.

  • AIB

    AIB ushers in Irish senior holdco with five-year blowout

    Ticker | 22 March 2018

    AIB Group opened the market for Irish senior holding company debt in style on Thursday, bringing a €500m five-year trade that lured in over €2.25bn of demand despite a challenging market backdrop.

  • Nordic Investment Bank

    Slow going for NIB as tight print leaves investors sidelined

    Ticker | 21 March 2018

    The Nordic Investment Bank found the going slow for a US$500m minimum two-year trade on Thursday, with the level on offer - the tightest for a SSA in US dollars in 2018 - just too tight to entice some investors into the trade.

  • Kommunalbanken sign

    KBN, NIB navigate treacherous US dollar waters

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    Kommunalbanken managed to navigate volatility in the US dollar market to bring its second US dollar benchmark of the year, but success is far from being a given with hazardous conditions expected to remain.

  • European Union flags

    CEDB builds Social bond curve with second outing

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    The Council of Europe Development Bank added a new point on its Social Inclusion bond curve on Tuesday, bringing a €500m seven-year flat to fair value, though demand over €700m was not as strong as for its previous outing in the format.

  • Danone

    Danone, Iberdrola kick off busy SRI week

    Ticker | 19 March 2018

    Danone and Iberdrola are at the spearhead of a busy week in the Green/Social bond sector, ahead of the Council of Europe Development Bank, which is expected to surface on Tuesday with a second Social bond trade.

  • Kommunalbanken sign

    KBN, CEDB, NRW.Bank line up ahead of busy central bank calendar

    Ticker | 19 March 2018

    Kommunalbanken, Council of Europe Development Bank and NRW.Bank are lining up US dollar and euro deals ahead of a busy week for central banks, with the Fed and Bank of England due to deliver rates decisions on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • EC wins plaudits with covered harmonisation package

    People & Markets | 16 March 2018

    The European Commission’s long-awaited covered bond legislative package won plaudits last week, with the principle-based proposals expected to iron out national differences while keeping the spirit of national frameworks.

  • WL Bank leaves investors cold

    Bonds | 16 March 2018

    A €500m 10-year covered bond for WL Bank met with indifference from investors last week as the already tepid appetite for German Pfandbriefe hit a new low.

  • Ice

    WL Bank leaves investors cold

    Ticker | 15 March 2018

    A €500m 10-year covered bond for WL Bank met with indifference from investors on Thursday as the already tepid appetite for German Pfandbriefe hit a new low.

  • The logo for Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Helaba

    Helaba opts for dual tack for covered return

    Ticker | 13 March 2018

    Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen (Helaba) reaped the benefits of its decision to take a dual-pronged approach in the covered bond market on Tuesday, printing €1.5bn across five and 10-year tranches.

  • European Commission sign

    Covered bonds edge closer to harmonisation

    Ticker | 12 March 2018

    The European covered bond market took a step closer to regulatory harmonisation on Monday after the European Commission finally published its long-awaited legislative package that seeks to iron out national differences.

  • An employee is seen walking over a mosaic of pound sterling symbols set in the floor of the front hall of the Bank of England in London

    Sterling takes centre stage ahead of ECB meeting

    Ticker | 08 March 2018

    Southern Gas Networks and Optivo took centre stage in the European corporate market on Thursday, bringing sterling issues as other borrowers shied away from euros ahead of the European Central Bank meeting.

  • A Legrand sign is seen on a building

    Cooling European credit markets set for March test

    Top News | 02 March 2018

    The euphoria that dominated Europe’s credit markets last year has gone for now as tight valuations, fears of outflows and higher rates take their toll, even as issuers gear up for a busy March.

  • ACE Group logo

    Chubb slashes spread on euro first

    Ticker | 01 March 2018

    Chubb was able to slash levels on a debut dual-tranche euro trade, taking advantage of the lack of senior supply from European insurance companies.

  • Spain

    Spain breaks record as investors hunt for safety with yield

    Top News | 23 February 2018

    The success of Spain’s 30-year bond, the kingdom’s first trade at the tenor in nearly two years, was the latest sign of how comfortable investors are buying peripheral sovereign paper as fears recede that this segment will be hardest hit when the ECB’s quantitative easing ends.

  • Spain

    Spain set for another blockbuster syndication

    Ticker | 20 February 2018

    Books for the Kingdom of Spain’s €6bn 30-year benchmark have passed €25.8bn, putting to rest concerns that demand at the long end of the euro market would wane in 2018, with the sovereign on track to beat another syndication record.

  • Spanish flags

    Spain rumoured to look at 30-year for this week

    Ticker | 19 February 2018

    The Kingdom of Spain could emerge with a euro 30-year bond this week, according to market sources, after a near two-year break in syndications of this tenor.

  • Flag of Norway

    FIG market hopes for action after poor start to the month

    Ticker | 12 February 2018

    Sparebanken Sor Boligkreditt was the only issuer to announce a mandate on Monday despite an improved backdrop, though the pace of supply is expected to pick up as banks emerge from blackout.

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