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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Robert Hogg' s stories

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  • Logo of Russian fertiliser manufacturer EuroChem

    Lead support pushes EuroChem to tight print

    Ticker | 28 June 2017

    It doesn’t matter where you begin but where you end up - as EuroChem can testify. But the extent to which its bond deal was supported by one of the leads will lead to questions.

  • Gecina logo

    Gecina gives French twist to M&A

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    Gecina brought activity to the M&A market, setting itself up to secure €1.5bn through a triple-trancher that cut more than 20bp from initial price thoughts off each leg.

  • Eurochem logo

    EuroChem narrows pricing from out wide

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    Russia’s EuroChem began marketing a four-year US dollar note at an attractive level compared with its main outstanding note, although headway has already been made in homing in on fair value.

  • Euroclear logo

    Alliance Oil unsettled by Euroclear block

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Euroclear has stopped settling Alliance Oil’s Eurobonds, after the US Treasury added the Russian firm’s parent company to its sanctions list.

  • Reverse Yankees in vogue

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Another name has been added to the burgeoning list of reverse Yankee issuers, with US financial industry software maker Fidelity National Information Services tempted into taking its first steps away from issuing in dollars.

  • A C-class by Daimler AG

    Daimler keeps the duration engine running

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Daimler’s busy year in multiple currencies has continued, with the German auto company set to place more than €4bn through a euro triple-trancher that will reach all the way out to 20 years.

  • Gulf dispute keeps heat on Qatar bonds

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    The Gulf row has embroiled Qatar paper, with the sovereign’s bonds under pressure in the secondary market.

  • CTE headlines duration day for issuers

    Bonds | 23 June 2017

    Two issuers, six tranches and more than €5bn of bonds. Tuesday was a bumper day for multi-leg deals from European investment-grade corporates, with Coentreprise de Transport d’Electricite capping off a well-telegraphed debut run as it launched a €2.92bn trade, and British Telecommunications hitting screens with a drive-by €2.3bn deal.

  • The national flag and emblem of Belarus

    Belarus and Russia shake off reputational concerns

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    Two controversial sovereigns from Eastern Europe brushed aside concerns around reputational risk as their deals charged over the line last week.

  • The EM juggernaut

    Ticker | 23 June 2017

    What a week for EM bond markets. People can argue all day and night about whether valuations make sense and whether some of these names and structures make sense.