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Thursday, 26 April 2018

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  • The company logo of United Company RUSAL is displayed during a news conference in Hong Kong

    Russians edge nearer to return

    Ticker | 25 April 2018

    A reprieve for Rusal could open up the possibility of Russian issuers returning to the market, after the US Treasury gave US consumers until October 23 instead to wind down business with the aluminium producer.

  • Investors regain taste for Tier 2

    Emerging Markets | 20 April 2018

    FirstRand Bank and Barclays Africa showed that South African risk is back in favour after both issued debut Tier 2s.

  • libor rigging rabobank

    Rabobank pushes Dutch issuers close to covered record

    Ticker | 18 April 2018

    Rabobank placed a €2bn dual-tranche covered bond on Wednesday, another strong outcome for the covered bond market after weeks of tepid demand and elevated new issue concessions.

  • South African flag

    The South Africans who came to T2

    Ticker | 18 April 2018

    Barclays Africa has started marketing its T2 inside where FirstRand kicked off its T2 earlier in the week, grabbing on to the coattails of the FirstRand bond which has performed on the break.

  • FirstRand Bank logo

    Monday promises lively EM week

    Ticker | 16 April 2018

    Usually, Mondays are a bit of a non-event for CEEMEA primary issuance, but not this one. Whether it is because of the backlog that has built or borrowers worried about what the future holds, there is a sense of urgency in the market.

  • Russia

    Panic stations for banks and investors as Russia sanctions bite

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    Banks face heavy losses from being forced by new US sanctions to dump loan and bond exposure to Russian companies and individuals amid growing political tension between the two countries and increasingly panicked conditions in the market for Russian assets.

  • Sovereign coughs up euro entry fee

    Emerging Markets | 13 April 2018

    Egypt followed a trend of emerging market names paying up for the privilege of diversifying into euros with its €2bn debut in the currency.

  • Saudi flags

    Saudi and Qatar go toe to toe

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    The bitter political rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Qatar threatened to take a fractious twist in the capital markets last week when the former muscled its way ahead of the latter’s comeback trade.

  • A Qatari national flag

    State of Qatar primed for US$12bn triple-tranche deal

    Ticker | 12 April 2018

    The State of Qatar is expecting to raise US$12bn in a triple-tranche bond offering, according to a lead.

  • Qatar flag

    Qatar follows Saudi's lead

    Ticker | 12 April 2018

    After Saudi Arabia elbowed its way into the primary on Tuesday, it is now the turn of Qatar to market a triple-tranche deal that participants reckon is starting off cheap.

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