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Friday, 22 June 2018

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  • EIB

    Last rites for Libor as EIB tacks to Sonia

    Ticker | 21 June 2018

    The European Investment Bank is poised to print a sterling floating-rate note which could become a blueprint for a post-Libor world.

  • Finnvera

    Finnvera pushes into dollars

    Ticker | 19 June 2018

    Finnvera is the latest Nordic issuer to step into the dollar market, as it takes IoIs for a five-year Reg S/144A benchmark.

  • EIB

    EIB brings Sonia landmark in sight

    Ticker | 18 June 2018

    The European Investment Bank is gathering feedback from investors as it prepares to transition from Libor and embrace the new world of Sonia.

  • Naftogaz shortlists banks for bond deal

    Emerging Markets | 15 June 2018

    Naftogaz has shortlisted a group of banks to lead manage a Eurobond offering, according to sources.

  • ECB signals ready, steady go for primary

    Bonds | 15 June 2018

    Dovish guidance from the ECB on interest rates on Thursday offered the much hoped-for signal that issuers were wanting, with a host of mandates promising plenty of primary activity in the coming days.

  • Canada

    CPPIB branches out into Green territory

    Ticker | 13 June 2018

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has laid out its intention to become the first pension fund to issue a Green bond.

  • Slovakia racks up a half century

    Emerging Markets | 08 June 2018

    There was a sigh of relief on Tuesday as a €1.5bn dual-tranche offering emerged from Slovakia, which included a rare 50-year note from the region.

  • French flag

    SFIL nails second point in dollar curve

    Ticker | 07 June 2018

    SFIL was set to place a second bond into its US dollar curve on Thursday, becoming the third SSA issuer of the week to find solid traction in the greenback short end.

  • Logo of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

    ESM pushes out RFP

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    The European Stability Mechanism has released an RFP and bankers are now speculating which maturity it will choose to hit.

  • German flag

    High times for Germans in euros

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    German public sector issuers State of Berlin and WIBank have maintained a trend of successful deals from the country, with both trimming pricing from initial guidance.

  • Croatian flag

    Croatia locks on size target

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    There are signs that investors are beginning to think about deploying money in new issues again.

  • germany

    Investors lap up German risk with a spread

    Ticker | 05 June 2018

    A pick up versus Bunds helped German issuers Rentenbank and Land NRW grab the attention of investors on Tuesday who were seeking safe assets with a sprinkle of extra spread.

  • Slovakia - Bratislava Castle

    Slovakia brings 50-year home

    Ticker | 05 June 2018

    Slovakia has drummed up interest of over €5.3bn for its dual-tranche offering, as it aims to raise €1.5bn across two legs.

  • 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.

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