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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Takahiro Okamoto' s stories

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  • 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.

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    Hulic issues hybrids

    Ticker | 22 January 2018

    Japanese real estate firm Hulic on January 19 issued ¥50bn (US$451m) of 35-year non-call 5-year subordinated bonds, its first issue of such bonds and only the eighth sale of hybrids by a non-financial company in Japan.

  • People enter the BPCE bank headquarters in Paris, France.

    Tight Samurai reward for BPCE

    Bonds | 19 January 2018

    BPCE left nothing to chance in its quest for tight pricing on Japan’s first Samurai issue of 2018, a dual-tranche offering of senior preferred and senior non-preferred bonds.

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    BPCE Samurai well received despite tighter spreads

    Ticker | 18 January 2018

    French bank BPCE has opened Japan’s Samurai market for 2018 with a ¥100bn-plus dual offering of senior preferred and senior non-preferred bonds.

  • Men stand in front of a screen displaying the Dollar to Yen exchange rate in Tokyo, Japan.

    Yen market seen diversifying

    Bonds | 15 December 2017

    Bankers expect a more diverse range of issuers to sell yen bonds in 2018 as Japanese investors move down the credit curve in search of higher returns.

  • Yen Bond House: Morgan Stanley

    Yen Bond House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    In a market still struggling under the effects of Japan’s negative interest rates, one bank used its global network to deliver for both issuers and investors. For its leading role in international yen issuance, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Yen Bond House of the Year.

  • Yen Bond: BPCE’s ¥142.7bn triple-tranche Samurai

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Senior success

  • Lloyds Banking Group head office

    Lloyds Banking prices ¥45.5bn dual-tranche Samurai

    Ticker | 07 December 2017

    Lloyds Banking Group has priced ¥37.8bn (US$337m) six-year Samurai notes at a spread of 30bp over yen offer-side swaps and ¥7.7bn 10-year notes at 41bp over.

  • Turkey takes short route to Japan

    Emerging Markets | 01 December 2017

    The Republic of Turkey raised ¥60bn (US$533m) on Friday through a private placement of three-year Samurai bonds after strong demand allowed it to drop plans for a Japan Bank for International Cooperation guarantee.

  • A Turkish flag is pictured on a boat with the Bosphorus bridge in the background

    Turkey takes the short route into Japan

    Ticker | 01 December 2017

    The Republic of Turkey raised ¥60bn (US$533m) through a private placement of Samurai bonds that it managed to execute successfully despite volatile market conditions at home and no guarantee from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.