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Monday, 19 February 2018

Melissa Song Loong' s stories

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  • NRW proves longer end still works in euros

    Bonds | 16 February 2018

    Investors were keen to lock in debt from the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia on Wednesday, allowing the issuer to size its 20-year bond at €1bn.

  • North Rhine-Westphalia coat of arms

    NRW proves longer end in euros still works

    Ticker | 15 February 2018

    Investors were keen to lock in debt from the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia on Wednesday, allowing the issuer to size its 20-year bond at €1bn.

  • Rentenbank logo

    Rentenbank swoops after KfW to lock in attractive dollar levels

    Ticker | 14 February 2018

    Rentenbank became the second public sector issuer to jump at the short end of the US dollar market, looking to take advantage of favourable pricing dynamics in the currency.

  • Madrid skyline

    Madrid testing risk appetite with 10-year

    Ticker | 13 February 2018

    With the backdrop showing signs of stabilising, the Autonomous Community of Madrid is testing the strength of the public sector market on Tuesday and is set to sell a €1bn 10-year Sustainable bond.

  • SSA investors look longer out for yield

    Bonds | 09 February 2018

    The longer end of the public sector euro curve saw strong demand last week as investors sought to lock in higher yields despite volatile market conditions.

  • Strong but not record-breaking book for UK linker tap

    Bonds | 09 February 2018

    The UK DMO attracted a book in excess of £16bn for a £2.75bn tap of its 0.125% August 2048 index-linked Gilt. While this constituted a solid result to close out its 2017–2018 syndication programme, it was a lot less demand than for the original issue back in November.

  • Piggy Bank

    Greece grabs cheap funding, but trading disappoints

    Top News | 09 February 2018

    Greece on Thursday kept funding costs down on its longest deal since returning from market exile but the bonds slumped on their first full day of trading.

  • Greece

    Greece delay vindicated as seven-year crosses finish line

    Ticker | 08 February 2018

    Greece’s decision to wait for calmer markets was vindicated on Thursday after the issuer managed to keep funding costs down for what was its longest bond since its return from market exile, a €3bn seven-year that printed at a 3.50% yield.

  • Piggybank

    Greece takes the plunge after markets calm

    Ticker | 08 February 2018

    Greece pulled the trigger and started marketing a seven-year euro benchmark on Thursday, its longest new trade since returning from market exile last July.

  • Logo of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    EFSF makes quick market raid as Greece waits another day

    Ticker | 07 February 2018

    The European Financial Stability Facility, Greece’s biggest creditor, swooped on the bond market on Wednesday, taking advantage of improved market conditions, as the sovereign remained on the sidelines.

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