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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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  • Containers are seen on a container ship at DP World, Southampton Docks

    DP World nails currency hat-trick

    Top News | 21 September 2018

    Dubai’s port operator DP World overcame a shaky outlook for the emirate’s economy and global trade flare-ups as it threw itself into a triple-currency deal on Tuesday, raising more than US$3.3bn-equivalent.

  • Sasol returns to high-grade terrain

    Emerging Markets | 21 September 2018

    Chemicals and energy company Sasol wiped out subordination risk for its unsecured debt, as it rationalised and extended its debt profile with a US$2.25bn bond issue that will pay off part of a project financing facility.

  • Turkey's central bank dispels the blues

    Emerging Markets | 14 September 2018

    Turkey’s central bank showed on Thursday the paramount importance of regaining the market’s trust, as it hiked its main policy rate by an eye-watering 625bp to 24%.

  • Saudi Arabia puts price centre stage

    Emerging Markets | 14 September 2018

    Saudi Arabia finished its international financing plans for the year with its second ever US dollar sukuk issue as it switched its attention from driving blockbuster trades through the market to focus on price.

  • Santander UK answers Sonia call

    Bonds | 14 September 2018

    The development of Sonia into the main sterling risk-free reference rate for financial issuers took another step forward last Tuesday, as Santander UK priced an inaugural Sonia-linked floater.

  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    MOVES-Croasdell joins Credit Agricole for MTNs

    Ticker | 14 September 2018

    Toby Croasdell has joined Credit Agricole as head of medium-term notes for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the MTNs and private placements group.

  • A pedestrian walks past a branch of a Santander bank in London

    Santander answers Sonia call

    Ticker | 11 September 2018

    The development of Sonia into the main risk-free reference rate in sterling for financial issuers took another step forward on Tuesday, as Santander UK set final terms on an inaugural Sonia-linked floater.

  • Lloyds, RBC broaden Sonia appeal as market gains momentum

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Another step in the development of the Sonia-linked market was taken last week after Lloyds Bank plc and Royal Bank of Canada brought the first notes linked to the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) from financial issuers.

  • Gloom spreads as South Africa stumbles into recession

    Emerging Markets | 07 September 2018

    South Africa became the latest trouble spot for EM as a dismal GDP print gave a lie to any lingering hopes that a change at the top would be sufficient to inject life back into the country’s struggling economy.

  • MOVES-Sule joins Renaissance Capital capital markets team

    Ticker | 06 September 2018

    Samuel Sule has joined the debt capital markets team at Renaissance Capital as a director.

  • Latvia

    Latvia banishes bad memories

    Ticker | 06 September 2018

    Latvia dispelled the memories of a disappointing trade from earlier in the year as it revisited its €350m May 2028s and €800m February 2047s with two successful taps.

  • Lloyds Bank PLC

    Will Lloyds Sonia linker ushers in new era for covereds?

    Ticker | 05 September 2018

    Lloyds Bank plc has won the backing investors for the first note linked to the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) from a financial issuer.

  • Mozambique's national flag

    Mozambique raises spectre of huge losses for private creditors - Moody's

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Private creditors face substantial losses from Mozambique defaulting on its debt, according to a report published by Moody’s.

  • Lloyds Bank

    Lloyds to add new milestone to Sonia market

    Ticker | 03 September 2018

    Lloyds Bank is set to mark a watershed moment for the sterling market as it prepares the ground for the first note linked to the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) from a financial issuer.

  • A man walks past a logo of Nomura Securities outside its branch office.

    MOVES-Milligan leaves as head of flow credit trading at Nomura

    Ticker | 31 August 2018

    James Milligan, head of flow credit trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Nomura, has left the bank, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • The headquarter of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is seen in London

    Turkey exposure causes headache for EBRD

    Ticker | 30 August 2018

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s high exposure to deteriorating economic and financial conditions in Turkey have negative credit implications for the bank, Moody’s has warned.

  • Desert sand

    Middle East takes hold of bond pipeline

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    The Middle East looks set to be a hotbed of activity when the market opens in September, with bankers expecting a flurry of deals from sovereigns, financials and corporates.

  • MOVES-Dikijs joins MUFG debt coverage

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    Kirill Dikijs has joined the debt capital markets team at MUFG as a vice president covering Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Angola opens dialogue with IMF

    Emerging Markets | 24 August 2018

    Angola’s bonds rode high on the back of news of engagement with the IMF, with the sovereign’s paper finishing the week two points higher at the long end.

  • Angola

    IMF gives leg-up to Angola paper

    Ticker | 22 August 2018

    Angola’s bonds are riding high on the back of news of engagement with the IMF, with the sovereign’s paper up nearly three points at the long end.

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