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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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  • ZF draws crowd in tough week

    Bonds | 24 April 2015

    ZF Friedrichshafen’s bumper M&A bond drew widespread orders despite a nervy market backdrop, a feat unmatched by many other corporate borrowers last week, certainly in the euro market, but the leads drew criticism for increasing the deal size of that part of the transaction at a very late stage of the sale.

  • Pound notes

    Yield-starved investors turn to sterling

    Top News | 09 September 2016

    Corporate and financial issuers that had shunned the sterling market for most of 2016 are returning in droves, spurred on by investors’ search for yield and the Bank of England’s upcoming corporate purchase programme.

  • A can of Akzo Nobe's Crown paint

    Yield grab propels Akzo Nobel to 10-year success

    Ticker | 01 April 2016

    Dutch multinational company Akzo Nobel capitalised on a firm market backdrop and no competing supply, to issue a €500m bond in the popular 10-year tenor on Friday.

  • A trading floor

    Which bond trading platforms are lost causes?

    People & Markets | 13 February 2015

    Around 30 e-trading platforms are currently competing to address the liquidity crisis in corporate bond trading, but market players say most will fall by the wayside in the months ahead.

  • Snam logo

    Wary of extended QE

    Bonds | 13 November 2015

    Bankers and investors are concerned that an already vulnerable bond market will be further distorted if the ECB adds corporate names to its QE shopping list next month.

  • Walgreens gears up for jumbo multi-currency trade

    Bonds | 31 October 2014

    US drug retailer Walgreens could come to the market in the early part of this week with a jumbo triple-tranche multi-currency deal, according to market sources.  

  • Walgreens logo

    Walgreen deal to kick-off M&A bond surge

    Capital City | 05 November 2014

    Walgreen looks set to announce a triple-currency bond on Thursday that will kick off a flood of acquisition financing deals on tap in the US dollar pipeline this month.

  • Volkswagen logo

    VW wows with blockbuster comeback

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Volkswagen left nothing to chance on its first euro unsecured bond since the emissions cheating scandal, with the issuer printing a blockbuster trade that silenced any concern about its access to the capital markets.

  • VW

    VW pollutes high-grade credit

    Top News | 25 September 2015

    Volkswagen’s pollution scandal not only saw its shares and bonds tumble last week, it spooked the European corporate primary bond market and brought high-grade issuance to a standstill.

  • Volkswagen logo

    VW poised for bond market return

    Top News | 08 January 2016

    Volkswagen could be poised to return to the international capital markets in the coming weeks – just four months after its diesel emissions scandal broke and left investors nursing huge mark-to-market losses on their bond holdings.

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