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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Shankar Ramakrishnan' s stories

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  • Australia hosts blockchain bond

    World Bank gets enquiries about Green blockchain bond

    Ticker | 10 August 2018

    The World Bank said on Friday it has received enquiries from market participants on how blockchain could be used for a possible Green bond sale, a day after it announced the first ever bond to be issued on a blockchain platform.

  • World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    Top News | 10 August 2018

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - more commonly known as the World Bank - is marketing the world’s first public blockchain bond. And it has chosen to go a long way from its Washington DC headquarters to do the deal.

  • A heart-shaped balloon floats

    Big name financials find love in US high-grade primary

    Ticker | 08 August 2018

    It was a FIG fest again in the US high-grade primary market on Tuesday with big name banks taking advantage of what are still strong debt issuance conditions despite recent volatility.

  • Discover Bank

    Discover brings unique deal in FIG-heavy day

    Ticker | 06 August 2018

    Discover Bank on Monday became the first US bank to sell a subordinated bond that was structured along the same lines as US dollar debt recently issued by non-US banks.

  • BNP Paribas integrates credit units

    People & Markets | 27 July 2018

    BNP Paribas has created a new unit called global credit markets Americas and appointed Matthew Salvner as its head and Dan Cozine as deputy head.

  • Fannie gives Libor replacement SOFR a boost

    People & Markets | 27 July 2018

    Fannie Mae last week said it priced the first-ever floating-rate senior unsecured debt using the newly created Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) as a benchmark.

  • Fannie Mae gives SOFR a boost

    Bonds | 27 July 2018

    Fannie Mae on Thursday said it had priced the first ever floating-rate senior unsecured debt using the newly created Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) as a benchmark.

  • Fannie Mae

    Fannie Mae gives Libor replacement SOFR boost with debut trade

    Ticker | 26 July 2018

    Fannie Mae on Thursday said it priced the first-ever floating rate senior unsecured debt using the newly created Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) as a benchmark.

  • BNPP

    BNP Paribas integrates credit units

    Ticker | 23 July 2018

    BNP Paribas has created a new unit called Global Credit Markets Americas and appointed Matthew Salvner as its head and Dan Cozine as its deputy head.

  • Fed's Libor alternative gaining acceptance

    People & Markets | 20 July 2018

    In just a few months of existence, the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) is gaining traction as a viable alternative to replace Libor when it ceases to exist in 2021, the New York Fed and an industry panel said last week.

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