Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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  • Yen

    DERIVATIVES: JPY swaptions surge on extended JGB sell-off

    Capital City | 16 February 2015

    Japanese yen swaption premium values surged during the two-week period ended on 16 February due to the continued sell-off in JGBs amid the decline in risk tolerance among dealers. The selloff had started after the 20-year auction on 22 January. Weaker-than-expected results of last Friday’s 5-year auction caused caution towards tomorrow’s 20-year auction to increase further, providing swaptions with an extra push higher.

  • Lloyds

    Lloyds launches ¥95bn in dual-tranche Samurai

    Capital City | 12 June 2015

    Lloyds priced 5- and 10-year Samurai bonds. The size is a quite big ¥88.8bn for 5s and ¥6.2bn for 10s.

  • Kuroda

    BoJ Kuroda: Not targeting currencies

    Capital City | 19 June 2015

    Many of the questions BoJ Governor Kuroda was asked at the press conference were about the remarks he made last week about real effective exchange rates and why the central bank decided to reduce the number of policy meetings from January 2016 on.

  • A panel displays the Hang Seng Index

    British vote causes wild swings in Asian credit, currency

    Ticker | 24 June 2016

    The pound plunged 10% to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 and US Treasuries tightened more than 20bp as the UK voted to leave the European Union.

  • A man walks past a branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) in Sydney.

    ANZ, NAB back with jumbo Samurais

    Bonds | 13 January 2017

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group led Australia’s major lenders back to the yen market last week with the biggest Samurai bonds offering since 2014.

  • BPCE brings first senior non-preferred in yen

    Bonds | 20 January 2017

    BPCE priced ¥142.7bn (US$1.2bn) of three-part Samurai bonds via Daiwa, Mizuho, Natixis, Nomura and SMBC Nikko, in a deal that marked the first of its kind in yen.

  • Tepco

    Tepco hires banks for first bond sale since disaster

    Ticker | 10 February 2017

    Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has mandated six banks for its first debt offering since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to DealWatch, a Thomson Reuters publication.

  • BNP Samurai defies French fears

    Bonds | 24 February 2017

    BNP Paribas rose above French political worries to raise funds in the Samurai market last week. The bank priced ¥50.6bn (US$448m) of two-tranche senior non-preferred Samurai bonds on February 23 through joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Daiwa, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley,

  • Starbucks feeds the yen for SRI

    Starbucks feeds the yen for SRI

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Starbucks answered Japan’s growing demand for socially responsible investing last week when it chose to launch the country’s first sustainability notes in its maiden international bond offering.

  • Japanese lifers diversify credit holdings

    Bonds | 17 March 2017

    Two major Japanese life insurers, Meiji Yasuda Life and Nippon Life, have unveiled plans to diversify their credit investments, with a special focus on socially responsible debt, in a move that bankers say could expand global appetite for yen products.

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