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Friday, 20 October 2017

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    MOVES-Hussain Hussain takes over Middle East capital markets at MUFG

    Ticker | 18 October 2017

    Hussain Hussain has been appointed head of capital markets for the Middle East at MUFG, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • Fidelity pays eye-watering coupon

    Emerging Markets | 13 October 2017

    Fidelity Bank recalled a bygone era with a comeback trade last Wednesday, paying a double-digit coupon for a five-year trade.

  • Two is the magic number for CEE sovereigns

    Emerging Markets | 13 October 2017

    Slovakia and Romania dangled yields above 2% for their respective trades last week, a level that is fast becoming the key watermark for investors considering EU sovereigns.

  • Tupras blitzes through sovereign

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    Tupras surprised even its lead bankers after overcoming an escalating spat between President Erdogan and the US government, its own commercial links with Iran, and a tragic accident at one of its storage facilities to sell its first dollar bond in five years.

  • Abu Dhabi tempts buyers with long bond

    Emerging Markets | 06 October 2017

    Abu Dhabi reached out to investors in Asia with its longest-ever international bond, tapping into a well of demand from insurers in the region.

  • Hungarian national flag

    Hungary opens books on euro bond return

    Ticker | 04 October 2017

    Hungary has opened books for its first euro deal in six years as it markets a 10-year bond at 125bp area over mid-swaps.

  • Jordan

    Jordan stretches out into the long end

    Ticker | 02 October 2017

    Jordan is out offering a new 30-year with IPTs in the high 7s as the sovereign makes a play for duration.

  • Saudi Arabian flag

    Saudi sequel is box office hit

    Top News | 29 September 2017

    The sequel to Saudi Arabia’s record-breaking debut trade may have lacked the wow factor of last year’s premiere, but the sovereign still managed to raise US$12.5bn at tight spreads against a jittery backdrop in Treasuries.

  • CBOM stages recovery after torrid price action

    Emerging Markets | 29 September 2017

    Credit Bank of Moscow’s perpetual bonds staged a dramatic rebound after undergoing a sharp correction on Monday.

  • Hungarian national flag

    Hungary primed for mainstream comeback

    Ticker | 26 September 2017

    Hungary is returning to the euro market for the first time in six years after announcing its intention to issue a 10-year bond in the currency.

  • Saudi Arabian flag

    Saudi Arabia hires banks for triple-tranche transaction

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    Saudi Arabia is returning to the conventional US dollar bond market almost a year after its record-breaking US$17.5bn deal.

  • Russia compromises on deal targets

    Emerging Markets | 22 September 2017

    Russia completed a well-flagged tender and tap of outstanding bonds last Wednesday but the deal proved only a lukewarm success as the sovereign failed to hit its pricing target on the new issues.

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    Lift-off for gas duo

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    NorteGas is looking to make a debut splash with a senior bond as it refinances the debt from its summer acquisition.

  • Pennon hybrid reels in accounts

    Ticker | 20 September 2017

    Investors snapped up the chance to grab a rare sterling hybrid as Pennon Group filled books more than four times over for a £300m trade.

  • Pennon hybrid reels in accounts

    Ticker | 18 September 2017

    Investors snapped up the chance to grab a rare sterling hybrid bond, with Pennon filling books more than four times over for a £300m trade.

  • Ukraine

    Ukraine aims to uncork torrent of demand

    Ticker | 18 September 2017

    Ukraine is looking to build on momentum from a hit roadshow and a tender offer into a stellar comeback trade.

  • 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.

  • Bahraini flag

    Bahrain dominates EEMEA trading day

    Ticker | 14 September 2017

    The Bahrain US$3bn new issue is dominating flows in the EM secondary market, according to a trader, as the notes find a bid and the shorter end of the curve pulls tighter.

  • Pennon offers scarce slice of sterling hybrid

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    British water and waste management company Pennon is seeking to bolster its balance sheet and bring a rare hybrid to the sterling market in only the second such deal this year.

  • Unilever

    Sterling offers long-lasting shine for Unilever

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    Attractive funding costs saw Unilever help itself to its largest ever sterling offering as the company printed £500m across a dual-trancher.

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