Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Robert Hogg' s stories

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  • Basque

    Basques in the SRI limelight

    Ticker | 04 June 2018

    The Basque Government finally emerged with a €500m 10-year inaugural Sustainable bond on Monday, taking advantage of a more positive backdrop for eurozone peripheral sovereigns to launch the deal and brushing aside any Spanish political concerns.

  • Turkish flag

    Turkey begins long climb back

    Ticker | 29 May 2018

    Turkish bonds are clawing back recent heavy losses, although for some of the sovereign’s bonds, par is still a distant dream.

  • Rough market downs sovereign short of the benchmark

    Emerging Markets | 25 May 2018

    Latvia printed €650m through a two-legged offering on Wednesday, although its failure to hit a benchmark size with the new 10-year hinted at a difficult tale to be told in shifting the notes.

  • Turkey rates hike stops the rot

    Emerging Markets | 25 May 2018

    The central bank of Turkey finally stepped in on Wednesday to hike rates and staunch the bleeding of the lira, with Turkish bond prices rebounding off lows that had made grim reading for holders.

  • Dana Gas reaches agreement with creditors

    Emerging Markets | 18 May 2018

    Dana Gas has reached agreement with creditors on restructuring US$700m of sukuk, it said on May 13, potentially ending a protracted legal battle that unsettled the global Islamic finance industry.

  • South Africa toughs out rates spike

    Emerging Markets | 18 May 2018

    Unsettled markets weighed on South Africa’s latest bond sale on Tuesday as a sell-off in Treasuries made life tough for the first offering from the post-Zuma administration.

  • JP Morgan

    MOVES-Darwish exits JP Morgan DCM role

    Ticker | 09 May 2018

    Khaled Darwish, a debt capital markets banker who covered the Middle East for JP Morgan, has resigned from the bank, according to sources.

  • Ghana

    Ghana makes decent impression on the road

    Ticker | 08 May 2018

    The London leg of Ghana’s roadshow was a success, according to some investors who met the delegation from the country, although not everyone is convinced by the credit story.

  • Ghana next in queue after Angola entices with juicy yields

    Emerging Markets | 04 May 2018

    Ghana will hope to become the next African sovereign to issue a jumbo deal in the US dollar market, despite a deteriorating backdrop, after Angola sold a bigger than expected offering on Wednesday.

  • US dollar bills

    EBRD ramps up floater at last minute

    Ticker | 03 May 2018

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development seized the chance to hike the size of its floater, launching the four-year Global at US$550m on Thursday afternoon.