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Friday, 15 December 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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  • BAT to face further scrutiny for jumbo M&A bond sale

    Bonds | 04 August 2017

    Investors will try to exert pricing pressure on British American Tobacco this week when it seeks to raise an expected US$25bn-equivalent of bonds in the US and European markets in the middle of corruption probes and tobacco sector turmoil.

  • British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth

    BAT to face further scrutiny for jumbo M&A bond sale

    Ticker | 04 August 2017

    Investors will try to exert pricing pressure on British American Tobacco next week when it seeks to raise an expected US$25bn-equivalent of bonds in the US and European markets in the middle of corruption probes and tobacco sector turmoil.

  • ECB Exit

    Fitch expects ECB to phase out QE by mid-2018

    Ticker | 02 August 2017

    Fitch expects the ECB to phase out its QE programme by mid-2018 and embark on a modest rate adjustment in 2019, potentially impacting corporates’ ability to service their debt.

  • British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth

    BAT delivered fresh blow to scupper bond plans

    Ticker | 01 August 2017

    British American Tobacco’s plans for a jumbo multi-currency debt sale, expected this week, have likely been scuppered after the company suffered a fresh blow of corruption allegations on Tuesday.

  • Limacorporate keeps European HY primary alive

    Ticker | 31 July 2017

    There’s no rest for the wicked in this week’s high-yield market, with another borrower looking to raise financing in the narrowing pre-summer issuance window.

  • Petrobras sets the ball rolling

    Anglian Water takes the plunge with Green bond

    Ticker | 31 July 2017

    Anglian Water is taking the plunge and selling the first ever sterling Green bond from the utilities space on Monday, a result that is expected to unleash more funding from the sector.

  • Ericsson junked again on poor earnings

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    S&P downgraded Ericsson to junk territory on Monday on the back of poor earnings and a challenged outlook, but its bonds bounced back by midweek to recover most of their earlier losses.

  • Pedemontana stalls as investors remain cautious

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    Italian toll road operator Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta is yet to surface in the market, having wrapped up its roadshow, where investors expressed caution over the complex nature of the proposed deal.

  • SNAM logo

    Snam follows Vodafone in quick-fire pricing method

    Ticker | 27 July 2017

    Italian gas infrastructure company Snam kept supply ticking over with a €300m seven-year floater, using the same pricing method as Vodafone last week by skipping IPTs.

  • A C-class by Daimler AG

    Daimler adds new volatility to auto sector

    Ticker | 26 July 2017

    Daimler’s earning were in the spotlight on Wednesday as the German carmaker faces an investigation by the European Union for anti-competitive behaviour.