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  • Samurai

    Basis swaps raise Samurai tide

    Top News | 30 June 2017

    The recent improvement in cross-currency basis swaps is benefiting both yen issuers and investors as foreign borrowers are able to offer relatively juicy spreads while still matching their funding costs in their home currencies.

  • Aflac serves generous spread

    Aflac serves generous spread

    Bonds | 20 October 2017

    US insurer Aflac last week paid its second visit of the year to the yen market, this time for an offering of hybrid Global yen bonds – a first from a foreign life insurer.

  • 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.

  • Asahi completes jumbo yen deal for M&A

    Ticker | 07 June 2017

    Asahi Group Holdings raised ¥280bn (US$2.56bn) in a four-tranche bond transaction, with the proceeds to be used for the acquisition of breweries in five Central and Eastern European countries.

  • Basis swaps pave way for Samurais

    Bonds | 16 June 2017

    Dollar/yen basis swaps have tightened rapidly in recent weeks, providing encouragement for prospective Samurai issuers.

  • BFCM issues its largest Samurai

    Bonds | 06 October 2017

    Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel sold ¥127.1bn (US$1.13bn) of Samurai bonds last week, its largest issue since its market debut in July 2011.

  • 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,

  • BNPP, Intesa reopen yen market

    Bonds | 23 February 2018

    BNP Paribas and Intesa Sanpaolo ended a month-long drought in the yen market last week with a pair of bond issues that tapped into strong demand for overseas and lower-rated credits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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