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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Zenith looks for five-year dollar trade

    Emerging Markets | 12 May 2017

    Zenith Bank has announced plans to return to the market for the first time since 2014 with an up to US$500m five-year note under the US$1bn Global MTN programme.

  • Bahraini flag

    Yield propels Bahrain to jumbo deal

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    Anxieties about a weak credit, a format under threat and a bitter regional dispute all melted away in the face of a decent yield, as Bahrain sold a US$3bn deal last Wednesday. The deal was more than five times subscribed.

  • 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.

  • The emblem of a Volkswagen VW bus is pictured during a press presentation prior to the Essen Motor Show in Essen

    Volkswagen wins over investors in bond market return

    Ticker | 23 March 2017

    Volkswagen left nothing to chance for its first euro unsecured bond since the emissions cheating scandal, with the issuer on course to price a blockbuster trade that will settle any concern around its access to the capital markets.

  • VW hybrid

    Volkswagen pricing to turbo-charge comeback deal

    Ticker | 23 March 2017

    Volkswagen is leaving nothing to chance for its first euro unsecured bond since the emissions cheating scandal and is offering a handsome premium to ensure the trade goes smoothly.

  • Logo of Triple A rated Agence Francaise de Developpement

    Volatility trips up AFD's bond plans

    Ticker | 07 February 2017

    The market volatility which sent OATs spiralling on Monday claimed a notable victim as Agence Francaise de Developpement pulled a proposed US$1bn three-year deal.

  • Logo of Russia’s third-biggest mobile operator, VimpelCom

    VimpelCom primed for two-pronged benchmark

    Ticker | 13 June 2017

    VimpelCom is pushing pricing tighter on its dual-tranche offering, with the deal given a boost by the announcement that it will buy back a nominal US$1.26bn of bonds through a tender.

  • Logo of Russia’s third-biggest mobile operator, VimpelCom

    VimpelCom cleaning up capital structure

    Ticker | 30 May 2017

    Russian telecoms company VimpelCom is looking to strip away the complexity from its capital structure and move to a more investor-friendly approach, as it shifts from funding through a family of subsidiaries to a group financing model.

  • US investors back NBK on senior debut

    Ticker | 25 May 2017

    National Bank of Kuwait brought the first GCC bank new issue in the 144A format since Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank in 2009, with US participation helping the lender secure a rare double on its debut international senior bond.

  • Under the ratings cosh

    Under the ratings cosh

    All Special Reports | 15 September 2016

    The coup attempt in Turkey on July 15 failed to usurp the government but it did put the sovereign in the sights of the ratings agencies and froze the financing plans of the country’s banks.

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