Thursday, 19 October 2017

Robert Hogg' s stories

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  • Globalworth secures home for bonds

    Emerging Markets | 16 June 2017

    Bondholders took a punt on the Romanian property market last Monday after piling into a debut public issue from Globalworth, whose business is commercial real estate investment in the country.

  • The national flag and emblem of Belarus

    Belarus pricing gets heads spinning

    Ticker | 16 June 2017

    Belarus’s comeback deal is going to offer yield, but market participants are busy speculating just exactly how much juice the sovereign will have to pay.

  • Gold nugget

    Mining Charter released but Sibanye stays put

    Ticker | 15 June 2017

    Sibanye Gold has failed to materialise on a day of headlines for South African mining companies, although a banker away from the deal expects the deal fly once it hits the screens.

  • The national flag and emblem of Belarus

    Belarus throws hat into primary ring

    Ticker | 15 June 2017

    You know the market is frothy when Belarus announces a mandate. The CIS sovereign has tried for a number of years to get some sort of deal away but without success, partly because many banks said they would not touch it with a barge-pole. Clearly Citigroup and RBI have no such qualms.    

  • 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.

  • Dana Gas

    Dana Gas sukuk hit legal roadblock

    Ticker | 13 June 2017

    Dana Gas has announced that its sukuk are not sharia-compliant, and that it therefore plans to exchange them for new enforceable sharia-compliant instruments.

  • Single digit success for Tinkoff

    Emerging Markets | 09 June 2017

    Tinkoff Bank shook off concerns that investors would demand a yield above the central bank’s limit for financial institutions’ US dollar bond offerings as it sold an AT1 deal 50bp inside initial marketing levels.

  • Cote d'Ivorie

    Ivory Coast pays up to enter euro market

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    Ivory Coast issued the first euro-denominated bond by a sub-Saharan sovereign outside of South Africa last week, but ended up paying a hefty price to do so.

  • Cote d'Ivorie

    Cote d'Ivoire aims for euro and dollar double play

    Ticker | 08 June 2017

    Cote d’Ivoire has opened books on a dual-currency deal as it looks to print benchmark bonds in both greenback and euro format.

  • 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.