Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Robert Hogg' s stories

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  • Primary provides rich pickings

    Emerging Markets | 02 June 2017

    A heady cocktail of tight pricing and investors with money to put to work is making the primary market a fruitful hunting ground for Russian issuers, with non-sanctioned corporates eager to capitalise on conducive conditions.

  • Logo of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    EFSF ups funding to shoulder Greek burden

    Ticker | 01 June 2017

    The European Financial Stability Facility’s 2017 funding needs have grown by €9bn, the second time in less than a year that the supranational has revised its target higher, as it shoulders part of the short-term debt relief for Greece.

  • Nederlandse Waterschapsbank

    Sustainability gives NWB pricing push

    Ticker | 31 May 2017

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank is set to print an inaugural trade under its Affordable Housing Bond framework, and leads say the sustainability element could help bring the bonds inside the issuer’s conventional curve.

  • Cote d'Ivorie

    Cote d'Ivoire shows hand for dual-currency deal

    Ticker | 31 May 2017

    After weeks of rumours surrounding the sovereign and its hard currency ambitions, Cote d’Ivoire has outlined plans to issue in both US dollars and euros.

  • 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.

  • Downgrade fails to derail Oman

    Emerging Markets | 26 May 2017

    Oman brushed off recent ratings troubles as it pulled in almost US$7bn of orders for a seven-year sukuk transaction, its first trade since a one-notch S&P downgrade on May 12.

  • Russia's STLC sails through fair value

    Ticker | 25 May 2017

    STLC priced substantially through its own curve on a return to international markets, selling a US$500m seven-year at 5.15%, which leads said came at a negative 20bp new issue premium.

  • 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.

  • Egypt

    Three-way reopening for Egypt

    Ticker | 24 May 2017

    Egypt is headlining a busy day in the CEEMEA primary market as it taps the three bonds it printed in a jumbo deal back in January.

  • Senegal flag

    Senegal at the vanguard of African risk

    Top News | 19 May 2017

    The search for yield reached another level on Tuesday after Senegal got more than US$8bn of demand for its first bond in three years, paving the way for investors to reappraise other African sovereigns.